Declan Shalvey

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Declan Shalvey
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Declan Shalvey at the C2E2, April 26, 2013
Born 11 January
Nationality Irish
Area(s) Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Hero Killers
28 Days Later
Awards 2007 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



  • 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



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