Mark Buckingham in 2009
May 23, 1966 |
|Awards||Eisner Award for "Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team" (2007)|
Born as Mark John Buckingham May 23, 1966 in Clevedon, United Kingdom. He initially started working professionally on strips and illustrations for a British satire magazine called The Truth in 1987 where he first worked with Neil Gaiman illustrating some of his articles. His American debut came the following year as inker on DC Comics Hellblazer, taking over as penciller from issue 18.
Some of Mark's earliest (non-professional) work appeared in early issues of the Clevedon Youth CND newsletter in the early 1980s (c.1982/83) in which he saterised members of the group in a fun and amusing manner. Copies of these are now very hard to find, although there a few still known to be in existence.
He is most famous for his work on Marvelman (Miracleman, in the USA), Hellblazer, and Fables, including a story in the original graphic novel 1001 Nights of Snowfall. His Marvel work includes inking Chris Bachalo's pencils on Generation X, Ghost Rider 2099, and penciling Paul Jenkins's run on Peter Parker: Spider-Man. For DC Comics, Buckingham has inked the two Death miniseries and was the original penciller on the Titans series. In the 1990s Mark shared a studio with The Beano and Marvel artist Kev F. Sutherland, working together on Marvel's Star Trek and Doctor Strange.
During the Vertigo Voices: Fables Forum panel at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con, Fables creator and writer Bill Willingham announced that he and Buckingham will switch roles in an up-coming one-off, for Fables issue #100. Buckingham will write and Willingham will illustrate.
Buckingham currently resides in Spain.
Comics work includes:
- Miracleman #17-23 (with writer Neil Gaiman, Eclipse Comics, 1990–1993)
- Tyranny Rex (with John Smith):
- "Touched by the Hand of Brendan" in 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1991
- "Deus ex Machina Book I" (in 2000 AD #852-855, 1993)
- Mortigan Goth: Immortalis (with writer Nick Vince, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel UK, 1993–1994)
- Shade, the Changing Man #54-60 (pencils, with writer Peter Milligan and inks by Rick J. Bryant, Vertigo, 1994–1995)
- Tharg's Future Shocks: "Accessory" (with writer Richard McTighe, in 2000 AD #1240, 2001)
- Fables #6-10, 14-27, 30-33, 36-38, 40-45, 48-50, 52-56, 59-63, 65-69, 71-75, 77-81, 83, 87-91, 94-98, 100- (pencils, with writer Bill Willingham and inks by Steve Leialoha, Vertigo, 2002-ongoing)
- 2003: Won Eisner Award for "Best New Series", for Fables #19–27: "March of the Wooden Soldiers" (with Willingham and Leialoha)
- 2005: Won Eisner Award for "Best Serialized Story", for Fables #19–27: "March of the Wooden Soldiers" (with Willingham and Leialoha)
- 2006: Won Eisner Award for "Best Serialized Story", for Fables #36–38, 40–41: "Return to the Homelands" (with Willingham and Leialoha)
- 2007: Won Eisner Award for "Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team", for Fables (with Leialoha)
- Irvine, Alex (2008). "John Constantine Hellblazer". In Dougall, Alastair. The Vertigo Encyclopedia. New York: Dorling Kindersley. pp. 102–111. ISBN 0-7566-4122-5. OCLC 213309015
- Irvine, Alex (2008). "Fables". In Dougall, Alastair. The Vertigo Encyclopedia. New York: Dorling Kindersley. pp. 72–81. ISBN 0-7566-4122-5. OCLC 213309015
- Lemon, Craig (December 1, 2000). "Buckingham The Trend". Comics Bulletin. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
- "this post from Gaiman's journal". Retrieved 2006-08-14.
- "Dave Gibbons, Doug Braithwaite, Paul Cornell and Mark Buckingham recorded live on one Panel!!!". Geek Syndicate. October 8, 2008.