Guy Davis (comics)

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Guy Davis
Born 1966
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Sandman Mystery Theatre
The Marquis
Awards "Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team" Eisner Award (2009)

Guy Davis (born 1966) is an American comic book artist primarily known for his work on Sandman Mystery Theatre and various Hellboy-related comics. He has also done work for various White Wolf, Inc. books as well has his own series, Nevermen and The Marquis.



A self-taught illustrator, Guy Davis began cartooning with a comic strip that ran in his hometown newspaper while Davis was still in school. After graduating, he continued working towards a career in comics, and in 1984, he created the tongue-in-cheek space opera Quonto of the Star Corps for the small press Fantastic Fanzine. Quonto was not a success, but the fanzine would become Arrow Comics and lead to work (for Davis) on the comic series The Realm. After a few years at Arrow, Davis' 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. He illustrated Sandman Mystery Theatre with Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle. Since that time, he has worked for Marvel Comics illustrating Deadline, and provided artwork and designs for the animated pilot of Mike Mignola's The Amazing Screw-On Head.

He also produced numerous spot illustrations to the White Wolf role-playing game series.[citation needed]

Davis continues to work, illustrating Mike Mignola’s ongoing B.P.R.D. series, the Jerry Frissen's serial The Zombies That Ate the World for Métal Hurlant, and continuing his creator-owned series The Marquis following its move to Dark Horse Comics.[1][2] In 2010 he also drew his first Judge Dredd story, written by Rob Williams, with long-time colouring collaborator Dave Stewart.[3]

At the 2011 ECCC, it was announced that Guy Davis would no longer be the on-going B.P.R.D. artist and would be replaced by Tyler Crook. Davis confirmed at least one new B.P.R.D. short story in the future.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Guy Davis resides in Michigan, with his fiancée, painter and sculptor Rosemary Van Deuren.


Comics work includes:

Other Projects:

  • Legacy by blues musician Guy Davis (cover and liner artwork)[8]


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[9]
  • 2004: Won "Best Limited Series," for Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules with James Sturm[10]
  • 2009: Won "Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team," for BPRD



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