Nick Percival

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Nick Percival
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Artist, Inker, Colorist

Nick Percival is a British graphic artist and graphic novelist primarily known for his published comic book, concept artwork and career in computer animation directing.


Percival's first published work was in the monthly British comic Judge Dredd Megazine with a horror 'strange cases' tale written by Dave Stone. After several similar stories in the Megazine, he then went on to paint a nine-part story set in Judge Dredd's world in the Cursed Earth with the series Sleeze 'n' Ryder, where Nick worked with acclaimed writer Garth Ennis.

The pair would later work together again for the British weekly comic 2000 AD on the Judge Dredd epic "Goodnight Kiss", another tale set in the radioactive wasteland of the Cursed Earth, where Judge Dredd is hunted by the assassin Jonni Kiss and the mutant Brotherhood of Marshalls.

Percival also painted the Sláine story "King of Hearts" for 2000 AD, where he worked with the co-creator of 2000 AD, Pat Mills.

Aside from his 2000 AD work on various stories and painted covers, including a Dredd one-off story "Crime Prevention" with acclaimed comic book author Mark Millar, Percival has also produced work for Marvel Comics, MTV, Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck Entertainment, Boom! Studios, IDW Publishing, Electronic Arts, Sony, Warner Bros., Activision, Atari, Sci Fi Channel, History Channel, Microsoft, and Fantasy Flight Games.

He also became prolific in the video game and animation industries where he ran an animation studio in the UK. He directed computer generated cut-scenes for video game such as Men in Black II: Alien Escape, Z: Steel Soldiers, Carmageddon TDR 2000, and the Games Workshop licensed video game of Gorkamorka. His company also developed their own computer generated short films and Percival presented one of these successfully at the Cartoon Movie Festival 2002 in Berlin.

Percival is the author and illustrator of Legends: The Enchanted,[1] an original graphic novel, to be adapted into a feature film by Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment.[2] Legends: The Enchanted won the HorrorNews Net award for Best Original Graphic Novel 2010.[3] and was nominated for an Eagle Award for Favourite Single Story 2010.[4]

In 2015, Percival won the 13th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Cover Art for his painted Nightbreed cover for Fangoria magazine.[5]

Percival poster artwork for the independent horror film Female Werewolf won the Fantastic Cinema Excellence in Poster Design Award 2016.[6]

Percival is currently developing new projects for films, TV and video games and is completing an original new graphic novel series, The Family.[7]

In 2017, he won the Horror News Network's Comic Award for Best Cover Artwork of 2017 for the comic book Hookjaw. [8]



Interior comics artwork includes:

  • Strange Cases:
    • "Monsters" (with writer Dave Stone, in Judge Dredd Megazine vol. 1 #18, 1992)
    • "The Great Outdoors" (with writer Nicholas Barber, in Judge Dredd Megazine vol. 1 #19, 1992)
    • "Where the Heart is!" (with writer Nicholas Barber, in Judge Dredd Mega Special, 1992)
  • Sleeze 'n' Ryder (with writer Garth Ennis, in Judge Dredd Megazine vol. 2 #19-26, 1993)
  • Brit-Cit Brute (with writer Robbie Morrison):
    • "Brit-Cit Brute" (in Judge Dredd Megazine vol. 2 #31-33, 1993)
    • "Trilogy" (in Judge Dredd Megazine vol. 3 #60, 1994)
  • The Clown Book 2 (with writer Igor Goldkind and Robert Bliss in 2000 AD #886, 1994)
  • Judge Dredd:
    • "Judge Dredd: Crime Prevention" (with writer Mark Millar in 2000 AD #872, 1994)
    • "Judge Dredd: Goodnight Kiss" (with writer Garth Ennis, in 2000 AD #940-948, 1995, collected in tpb Goodnight Kiss, 2001, ISBN 1-84023-346-X)
    • "Judge Dredd: When Judges Go Bad" (2012, US trade paperback collecting early Judge Dredd work. ISBN 978-1-78108-029-0)
    • "Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files" Volume 20 (2013, UK trade paperback collecting early Judge Dredd work. ISBN 1781081417)
    • "Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files" Volume 23 (2014, UK trade paperback collecting Judge Dredd: Goodnight Kiss. ISBN 1781082529 )
    • "Judge Dredd: Trauma Town" (with writer Michael Carroll in 2000 AD #1883-1887, 2014)
    • "Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection" #7, 22, 68 (Hachette, 2015, 2016, 2017)
    • "Judge Dredd: The Gyre" (with writer Michael Carroll in Judge Dredd Megazine #368-370, 2016)
  • Vector 13: "Case Five: Shadrach" (with writer Dan Abnett, in 2000 AD #969, 1995)
  • Marvel:Portraits of a Universe #1: (Hulk vs Thor interior painting for Marvel Comics, 1995)
  • Sláine: "King of Hearts" (with writer Pat Mills, in 2000 AD #1033-1039, 1997, collected in a European Hardback volume, 1998)
  • Slaine: "Demon Killer" (with writer Pat Mills, trade paperback, 2010, ISBN 1-906735-41-7)
  • Slaine: "The Grail War" (with writer Pat Mills, trade paperback, 2013, ISBN 1781081123)
  • Dead of Night: Featuring Man-Thing (with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel Comics, 2008, trade paperback, ISBN 978-0-7851-2860-1)
  • Legends: The Enchanted (script and art, original hardcover graphic novel, Radical Comics, 2010, ISBN 1-935417-07-X)
  • Legends: The Enchanted #0 (script and art, Radical Comics, 2010)
  • The Family: Volume One (script and art, original hardcover graphic novel series, Nickel Editions, 2015)
  • Mean Machine Angel: Tales from the Black Museum (with writer Michael Carroll, in Judge Dredd Megazine #358, 2015)
  • Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame #1: The Labyrinth (with writer Dan Watters, Titan Comics, 2016)
  • Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame #2: Action Reply (with writer George Mann, Titan Comics, 2016)
  • Hellraiser: Anthology Volume 1, 2 (Seraphim Comics, 2017)
  • Dark Judges: Dominion (with writer John Wagner, in Judge Dredd Megazine #386-391, 2017)
  • Dark Judges: The Torture Garden (with writer David Hine, in Judge Dredd Megazine #400-409, 2018, 2019)
  • Dark Justice: Dominion (with writer John Wagner, hardcover collection, 2018, ISBN 978-1781086544)


Cover artwork includes:


Other illustration work includes:


  1. ^ Sunu, Steve (November 17, 2009). "Nick Percival creates Legends". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 24 November 2009.
  2. ^ [1], 17 June 2010
  3. ^ 2010 HorrorNewsNet awards, 3 January 2011
  4. ^ 2010 Eagle Awards, 14 March 2011
  5. ^ 2015 Rondo Awards, 30 April 2015
  6. ^ 2016 Excellence in Poster Design Awards, 13 April 2016
  7. ^ "Nick Percival's The Family". Bleeding Cool, 16 March 2013
  8. ^ Horror News Network's Comic Awards 2017: Best Cover, 29 December 2017


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