Guy Davis (comics)
|Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, The Strain, The Marquis|
|Awards||"Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team" Eisner Award (2009)|
Guy Davis (born 1966) is an American illustrator known for his work on various comic properties along with conceptual design for film, television and video game projects. He is the writer and artist of his creator-owned series, The Marquis.
A self-taught illustrator, Guy Davis began his art career in 1985. Soon his independent work attracted the editors of Caliber Press, who published his first creator-owned series — the Harvey Award-nominated Baker Street. It was the success of Baker Street that got Davis work with DC Comics/Vertigo, illustrating Sandman Mystery Theatre. He illustrated Mike Mignola’s ongoing B.P.R.D. series, The Zombies That Ate the World for Métal Hurlant, and his creator-owned series The Marquis for Dark Horse Comics. He has also provided illustration work for the White Wolf role-playing game series and TCM Underground, cover artwork for Criterion, and poster art for Mondo.
At the 2011 ECCC, Guy Davis announced he would no longer be the on-going B.P.R.D. artist. Since leaving comics, Davis has moved to a career in conceptual design, providing concept art, character design and storyboards for film, television and video games. He worked on Pacific Rim, designing the Kaiju Otachi and Slattern, various props and storyboards. Other conceptual design projects for director Guillermo del Toro include Crimson Peak, The Strain TV series and The Simpsons Tree House of Horror XXIV opening. He has also provided concept for Steven Universe, ParaNorman, The Mill at Calder's End, Pinocchio, and video game projects including Evolve and InSane.
Guy Davis currently resides in Michigan, with his partner, writer and artist Rosemary Van Deuren.
Concept art / character design:
- Crimson Peak (Legendary Pictures) Concept Art 2013-2014
- The Strain TV Series (FX) Concept Art 2013-2014
- Steven Universe TV Series (Cartoon Network) Additional Character Design / Additional Background Design Arcade Mania / Giant Woman, Tiger Millionaire / Steven's Lion 2013
- The Mill at Calder’s End (Kevin McTurk / The Spirit Cabinet) Creature Concept 2013
- Pinocchio (Guillermo del Toro / Jim Henson Co) Concept Art 2012
- EVOLVE Video Game (Turtle Rock / THQ) Additional Creature Concept Design 2012
- Pacific Rim (Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros) Concept Art 2011-2012
- InSANE Video Game (THQ / Volition) Concept Art / Design 2010-2012
- At The Mountains of Madness (Guillermo del Toro) Concept Art 2010
- ParaNorman (Laika) Character Design 2008
- Black Sky (Chamber Six Productions) Concept Art 2007
- The Amazing Screw-On Head (KickStart Entertainment) Prop Design 2005
- The Zombies That Ate the World pilot (Les Humanoides Associes) Character Design 2004
Comics work includes:
- Baker Street (art and script, with writer Gary Reed (first arc), ten-issue limited series, March 1989 - February 1991, collected as 2 trade paperbacks by Caliber Comics, single volume, iBooks, 352 pages, 2003, ISBN 978-0-7434-5904-4)
- Sandman Mystery Theatre (with Matt Wagner and Steve Seagle, Vertigo)
- Vertigo Visions: Phantom Stranger (with Alisa Kwitney, one-shot special, Vertigo)
- Starman #22 (with James Robinson, DC Comics, September 1996)
- Nevermen (with Philip Amara, Dark Horse Comics):
- Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules (with James Sturm, Marvel Comics, March–June, 2003, tpb, 2003, ISBN 0-7851-1112-3)
- Batman: Nevermore (with Len Wein, 5-issue mini-series, Elseworlds, DC Comics, June - October, 2003)
- The Zombies That Ate the World (art, with writer Jerry Frissen, in Métal Hurlant, #8-14, Sept/Oct. 2003 - Nov/Dec. 2004, tpb, Devil's Due Publishing, 184 pages, October 2009, ISBN 1-934692-66-2)
- B.P.R.D. (art, with writer Mike Mignola, Dark Horse Comics, July 2003 - ongoing) collected as:
- The Soul of Venice and Other Stories (collects "Dark Waters", ISBN 1-59307-132-9)
- Plague of Frogs (collects A Plague of Frogs 5-issue limited series, ISBN 1-59307-288-0)
- The Dead (collects The Dead 5-issue limited series, 2005, ISBN 1-59307-380-1)
- The Black Flame (collects The Black Flame 6-issue limited series, July 2006, ISBN 1-59307-550-2)
- The Universal Machine (collects The Universal Machine 5-issue limited series, January 2007, ISBN 1-59307-710-6)
- Garden of Souls (collects Garden of Souls 5-issue limited series, January 2008, ISBN 1-59307-882-X)
- Killing Ground (collects Killing Ground 5-issue limited series, May 2008, ISBN 1-59307-956-7)
- The Warning (collects The Warning 5-issue limited series, April 29, 2009, ISBN 1-59582-304-2)
He won the Eisner Award in
- 1997: Won "Best Serialized Story," for "Sand and Stars" (Starman #20-23) with James Robinson, Tony Harris, and Wade Von Grawbadger
- 2004: Won "Best Limited Series," for Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules with James Sturm
- 2009: Won "Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team," for BPRD
- CCI: Guy Davis Talks "The Marquis", Comic Book Resources, July 24, 2008
- Guy Davis - Talking About The Marquis and More, Newsarama, August 21, 2008
- Dark Horse Comics - Profile - Nevermen TPB
- Dark Horse Comics - Profile - Nevermen: Streets of Blood TPB
- "Script to page - Judge Dredd - Out Law". 2000 AD Review. May 16, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010.
- Charlie B. Dahan (2004-09-15). "Guy Davis: Legacy (2004)". Retrieved 2015-08-07.
- 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners, the Comic Book Awards Almanac
- 2004 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners, the Comic Book Awards Almanac
||This section includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (March 2010)|
- Manning, Shaun (January 20, 2010). "The Art of Monsters with Guy Davis". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 17, 2010.
- "GUY DAVIS Talks B.P.R.D. & The Marquis". Newsarama. May 22, 2010.