Declan Shalvey

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Declan Shalvey
Declan Shalvey 2013.jpg
Declan Shalvey at the C2E2, April 26, 2013
Born11 January
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Hero Killers
28 Days Later
Awards2007 Eagle Award

Declan Shalvey is an Irish comic book artist. He made his name with his first comic Hero Killers, that won an Eagle Award, before going on to work on a number of Irish comics, as well as getting work on American comic books, most notably Thunderbolts.


Shalvey made his debut with the superhero comic Hero Killers, written by Andy Winter, which won an Eagle Award for "Favourite Black and White British Comicbook" in 2006.[1] His small press work includes the Irish noir comic Freakshow, written by Rob Curley,[2] which featured in the small press section of Judge Dredd Megazine,[3] contributions to the anthologies Your Round Presents: Tequila,[4] The Shiznit, and the Irish language comic Rí-Rá, and Tim Skinner: Total Scumbag, again with Andy Winter.[5]

In 2008 he illustrated a graphic novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, written by Jason Cobley, and in 2012 an adaptation of Sweeney Todd, written by Scottish writer Sean Michael Wilson, both for Classical Comics[6][7] and he is currently working on a comics spin-off from the film 28 Days Later, written by Michael Alan Nelson and published by Boom! Studios. He also provided the art for the "Shadowland" tie-in issues of Thunderbolts.


Shalvey drawing at the Big Apple Convention, 21 May 2011


  • Hero Killers (with Andy Winter, one-shot, Moonface Press, 2006)
  • "Freakshow: The Quiet Man" (with Rob Curley, in Judge Dredd Megazine No. 260, July 2007)
  • Your Round Presents: Tequila (Olive Press, 2007)
  • Frankenstein (with Jason Cobley, 144 pages, Classical Comics, September 2008 Original Text, ISBN 978-1-906332-15-0, Quick Text, ISBN 978-1-906332-16-7)
  • Tim Skinner: Total Scumbag (with Andy Winter, Moonface Press, November 2008)
  • 28 Days Later #1–4, 6–8, 10–12 (with Michael Alan Nelson, Boom! Studios, July 2009–February 2010)
  • Thunderbolts #148–149 (with writer Jeff Parker, Marvel Comics, November–December 2010)
  • Deadpool #15–19 (with writers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn, Marvel Comics, August–November 2013)
  • Moon Knight (with writers Warren Ellis and Brian Wood, Marvel Comics, March 2014–2015)
  • Injection (with writer Warren Ellis, Image Comics, 2015-present)


  • 800 Years of Haunted Liverpool (by John Reppion, The History Press, 2008)


  • 2006: Won Hero Killers "Favourite British Black and White Comicbook" Eagle Award for Hero Killers[1]
  • 2010: Nominated for "Favourite Newcomer Artist" Eagle Award


  1. ^ a b The Eagle Awards 2006 Archived 29 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Declan Shalvey Interview, Indie Review, 9 August 2008
  3. ^ Contents of Judge Dredd Megazine #260 Archived 8 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine at
  4. ^ Review of Your Round Presents: Tequila, Comics Bulletin, 27 August 2007
  5. ^ Review of Tim Skinner: Total Scumbag at ComicRelated
  6. ^ "Frankenstein at Classical Comics". Archived from the original on 22 May 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  7. ^ Talking Classical Comics with Declan Shalvey Archived 16 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Comics Bulletin, 20 November 2008


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