Bill Morrison (comics)
Bill Morrison at the 2009 Comic Con in San Diego
|Born||1959 (age 60-61)|
Lincoln Park, Michigan
|Occupation||Bongo Comics artist and writer|
Bill Morrison (born 1959) is an American comic book artist and writer, and co-founder of Bongo Comics (along with Matt Groening and Steve and Cindy Vance). He is the Executive Editor of MAD Magazine since early 2018 (beginning with the rebooted issue #1 dated June 2018), after the retirement of 30+ year editor John Ficarra and the magazine shifting offices to Los Angeles, California after decades in Manhattan (first on Madison Avenue and then on Broadway).
At the beginning of his career in the early 1980s, Morrison worked as a technical illustrator for Artech, Inc. (Livonia, Michigan) before going to work as an illustrator for Disney, where he created promotional art for:
- Lady and the Tramp
- Peter Pan
- The Jungle Book
- Robin Hood
- The Rescuers
- The Fox and the Hound
- Oliver & Company
- The Little Mermaid (including a controversial image)
- “Roller Coaster Rabbit”
- “The Prince and the Pauper”
- The Rescuers Down Under.
Morrison was the creative director of Bongo Comics from 1993 to 2012.
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Yellow Submarine, The Beatles' 1968 animated feature film, Titan Comics published, on August 28, 2018, a hardcover comicbook illustrated by Morrisson.
- WELCOME TO THE ALL-NEW, SOMEWHAT-FAMILIAR MAD! (April 16, 2018) MAD Magazine Blog
- Mad Magazine’s New Look Revealed at WonderCon 2018 (March 24, 2018) The FireWIre Blog
- "The Mural". A Century of Values. Retrieved February 6, 2009.
- "EXCLUSIVE: BILL MORRISON DIVES INTO TITAN COMICS' NEW THE BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE GRAPHIC NOVEL". SYFYWire. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
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