Glyn Dillon

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Glyn Dillon
Born 1971
Nationality British
Area(s) artist, writer
Notable works
The Nao of Brown

Special Jury Prize, Angoulême International Comics Festival, 2013

Best Book, British Comic Awards 2013

Glyn Dillon (born 1971[1]) is a British costume designer, as well as a comics and film storyboard and concept artist, best known for his work on the Star Wars films The Force Awakens and Rogue One, as well as his 2012 graphic novel The Nao of Brown.

Early life[edit]

Glyn Dillon's father was a signwriter; his older brother Steve Dillon was also a comics artist.[2]


Dillon got his first job in comics at the age of 17, and worked in comics for seven years,[3] drawing "Planet Swerve", a strip about "art students in space" written by Alan Martin, for Deadline, and work for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, including the miniseries Egypt with writer Peter Milligan[2] and Shade, the Changing Man with the same writer.[1] He drew part of "The Kindly Ones" story arc in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series.[4][5]

In the mid-1990s he left comics[2] and worked in film and television, primarily as a storyboard and concept artist,[1] as well as a period directing music promos for Ridley Scott's RSA Films.[citation needed] He shared a studio in London with Jamie Hewlett, and did some work on Hewlett's Gorillaz music and animation project.[2] In 2007 a gallery of his work appeared in the comic art magazine Swallow, and he began work on his graphic novel, The Nao of Brown. The story of a young woman with Primarily Obsessional OCD, it was published by SelfMadeHero in 2012[2] and won the Special Jury Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2013.[6] In 2013 he started working as a concept artist in the costume dept on Jupiter Ascending, he then went on to work, in the same capacity, on Kingsman: The Secret Service. He then became chief concept artist in the costume dept on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, for which, among other designs, he originated antagonist Kylo Ren's mask,[7] before being promoted to co-costume designer, alongside Dave Crossman, on the Star Wars film Rogue One.[1]


  • 2000 AD (Fleetway Publications, #589, 644, 1988, 1989)
  • Crisis (Fleetway Publications, #32, 40-41, 43-44, 1989-1990)
  • Deadline (#24, 1990, Script by Alan Martin)
  • Judge Dredd Mega-Special (Fleetway Publications, #4, 1991)
  • The Sandman (DC/Vertigo, #62, 1994, script by Neil Gaiman)
  • Shade the Changing Man (DC/Vertigo, #34, 38, 40-41, 46, 1994, script by Peter Milligan)
  • Egypt (DC/Vertigo, 1995, script by Peter Milligan)
  • The Nao of Brown (SelfMadeHero, 2012, ISBN 9781906838423)



  1. ^ a b c d About: Glyn Dillon, SelfMadeHero
  2. ^ a b c d e Mark Kardwell, Glyn Dillon on the past, the future and The Nao of Brown, Comic Book Resources, 8 October 2012
  3. ^ Chris Mautner, The Now of Glyn: An Interview with Glyn Dillon, The Comics Journal, 24 October 2012
  4. ^ Bender, Hy (1999). The Sandman Companion. DC Comics. p. 269. ISBN 978-1563894657.
  5. ^ Burgas, Greg (7 January 2013). "Comics You Should Own – Sandman". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 10 April 2014.
  6. ^ Paul Gravett, Angoulême 2013: A Report,, 31 March 2013
  7. ^ Jay Carlson, "Indie Revolver Exclusive: An Early Look at a very Different Kylo Ren". Indie Revolver, 19 April 2015

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