Richard Piers Rayner

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Richard Piers Rayner
Nationality English
Area(s) Penciller, Artist
Notable works
Road to Perdition
Awards Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award (1989)

Richard Piers Rayner is an English comic book artist. He is best known for his work on Road to Perdition.


Richard Piers Rayner began his professional comic career in 1988, illustrating for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. His works include Hellblazer,[1] Swamp Thing, L.E.G.I.O.N., Doctor Fate, and Doctor Who. His most notable work is Road to Perdition, which was adapted into a film in 2002, starring Tom Hanks, and directed by Sam Mendes.[2][3]

He is also a frequent contributor to the DC publications, Paradox Press, and is artist in residence at Middlesbrough FC.[4] In November 2008 he wrote and illustrated Middlesbrough FC - The Unseen History.


His comics work includes:

  • The Big Book Of (Paradox Press):
    • Big Book of Urban Legends
    • Big Book of Weirdos
    • Big Book of Death
    • Big Book of Conspiracies
    • Big Book of Freaks
    • Big Book of Little Criminals
    • Big Book of Losers
    • Big Book of the Weird Wild West
    • Big Book of Grimm



  1. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008), "John Constantine Hellblazer", in Dougall, Alastair, The Vertigo Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, pp. 102–111, ISBN 0-7566-4122-5, OCLC 213309015 
  2. ^ [1], Lambiek Comiclopedia (retrieved 17 September 2007)
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^,,1,00.html Richard's Artistic Eye
  5. ^ Road to Perdition details at DC
  6. ^ Comic-Con International official site: The Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award


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