Bill Morrison (comics)

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Bill Morrison
Bill Morrison at the 2009 Comic Con in San Diego
Bill Morrison at the 2009 Comic Con in San Diego
Born1959
Lincoln Park, Michigan
OccupationBongo Comics artist and writer
NationalityAmerican

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 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).[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Morrison is a native of Lincoln Park, Michigan, a Downriver suburb of Detroit. He attended the College for Creative Studies.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

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:

Subsequently he worked as an illustrator for The Simpsons and created his own comic Roswell. He also served as a director for Futurama.[4]

Morrison was the creative director of Bongo Comics from 1993 to 2012.[citation needed]

Morrison is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America; he created the mural A Century of Values to celebrate the BSA centennial in 2010.[5]

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 illustated by Morrisson.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WELCOME TO THE ALL-NEW, SOMEWHAT-FAMILIAR MAD! (April 16, 2018) MAD Magazine Blog
  2. ^ Mad Magazine’s New Look Revealed at WonderCon 2018 (March 24, 2018) The FireWIre Blog
  3. ^ http://www.sequentialtart.com/archive/nov99/morrisonb.shtml
  4. ^ "electrifyingtimes".
  5. ^ "The Mural". A Century of Values. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
  6. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: BILL MORRISON DIVES INTO TITAN COMICS' NEW THE BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE GRAPHIC NOVEL". SYFYWire. Retrieved 2018-09-08.

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