Cliff Nielsen

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

Cliff Nielsen is an American 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.

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's 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.