Cliff Nielsen

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Cliff Nielsen
EducationArt Center College of Design
Known forIllustration
AwardsSociety of Illustrators, Spectrum

Cliff Nielsen is a book illustrator and comic book artist. The Internet Speculative Fiction Database credits him with cover art for about 500 book and magazine covers published since 1994[1] Nielsen is best known[citation needed] for his work on projects such as Star Wars, The X-Files, Chronicles of Narnia among many projects including advertising campaigns, designs, and magazines. His illustrations have been recognized for their excellence by the Society of Illustrators, Print, and Spectrum among others[citation needed]. Feature articles focusing on his work appear in design publications and fanzine magazines. Nielsen has been an international speaker on digital art and has served as a judge for the Society of Illustrators[citation needed] and a variety of professional illustration award programs. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Personal life[edit]

In 1994, Nielsen graduated from the Art Center College of Design, where he also currently teaches.[citation needed]

In 1995, the husband-and-wife team of Cliff and Terese Nielsen (since divorced) collaborated on Ruins, a Marvel Comics mini-series[2] (two issues).


Nielsen works are primarily created digitally. He has illustrated the covers of several books, including:

Cliff Nielsen has also illustrated some comic books, such as Marvel comic book Ruins.[4]

Besides this, he was known for working in the magazine Carpe Noctem, and was interviewed as well as created a few covers. He is currently[when?] designing/writing a graphic novel known as Beloved, but it so far, has only shown at ComicCon. Nielsen has also illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.[citation needed]




  1. ^ "Cliff Nielsen – Summary Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2014-12-20. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.
  2. ^ "Nielsen, Cliff"[permanent dead link]. Revised October 28, 2014. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction ( Retrieved 2014-12-20.
      The entry is signed 'GW' for Gary Westfahl ("Contributors"). All information used here dates from the September 9, 2012, original version of the entry.
  3. ^ a b c d e [1]
  4. ^ Felt, Kevin (November 17, 2007). "Painter of "Magic" cards inspiring random acts of kindness", San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
  5. ^ "Interview with Cliff Nielsen, cover artist for Royal Street". She-Wolf Reads. Retrieved 31 May 2015.

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ Shannon Associates - Cliff Nielsen. Shannon Associates Retrieved 31 May 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Faculty Bios". Art Center College of Design. Retrieved 2 June 2015.