Tim Bradstreet

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Tim Bradstreet
Bradstreet at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 18, 2009.
BornTimothy Bradstreet
(1967-02-16) February 16, 1967 (age 52)
Cheverly, Maryland
Area(s)Cover artist

Timothy Bradstreet (born February 16, 1967 in Cheverly, Maryland), is an artist and illustrator, best known for his work on comic books, book covers, movie posters, roleplaying games and trading cards.


Bradstreet entered the comic book industry in 1990, working with Tim Truman on Dragon Chiang.

Bradstreet’s work on White Wolf Publishing’s Vampire: The Masquerade garnered him much critical praise. This, in turn, led to the addition of many major comic book publishers to his clientele. He has since drawn for scores of comics-related projects including Dark Horse's Hard Looks and Another Chance to Get It Right (with author Andrew Vachss), Star Wars, Clive Barker’s Age of Desire, Marvel's The Punisher and Blade, and Vertigo’s Gangland, Unknown Soldier, Human Target, and Hellblazer.[1]

Detail from the cover to Hellblazer #214 (2005) by Bradstreet.

Bradstreet's work has also extended to games of many types. His work on role-playing games has included GDW’s Twilight 2000 and FASA’s Shadowrun. He was involved in art design for the Activision's Vampire: Bloodlines video game. He illustrated cards in Last Unicorn Games' CCG Heresy: Kingdom Come.[2]

Bradstreet was awarded the 1996 International Horror Guild Award for Best Artist.[3] He was also nominated for a 2005 IHG Award for his Hellblazer covers.[4] Bradstreet has also been nominated for the 2002 Best Cover Artist Eisner Award for his Hellblazer covers.[5]

In 2000, he joined director Guillermo del Toro as a conceptual artist helping work on the visual design for the film Blade II. In 2003, Bradstreet worked on a number of movie posters for the Marvel/Lions Gate film, The Punisher as well as the cover for The Punisher: Countdown mini-comic that was packaged with the original DVD release. In 2006 Bradstreet provided artwork for a black and white stop motion animated scene set in Kuwait for the extended cut DVD. Bradstreet has also done posters for the films - Punisher: War Zone, Dark Country, Give 'Em Hell, Malone, and I Melt with You. He has done a poster for the TV Series The Expanse.[6]

Bradstreet was also the regular cover artist for two books, Marvel’s The Punisher and Vertigo/DC’s Hellblazer. He has created over 70 covers for both books in the past five years.

In 2006, Bradstreet created the controversial album art for British heavy metal band Iron Maiden's album A Matter of Life and Death, which featured a mob of skeleton soldiers walking in front of a tank and features Eddie, the band's mascot at the top of the tank with a Thompson M1/M1A1 pointed up in the air. In 2016, he appeared on Brad Jones' Midnight Screenings to discuss the movie Why Him?.[7]



  • Dragon Chiang (1991) one-shot (inker)
  • Hawkworld (1993) #30-32 (inker)
  • Aliens: Music of the Spears (1994) #1-4 (inker)
  • Barb Wire: Ace of Spades (1996) #1-4 (inker)
  • Rune: Hearts of Darkness (1996) #1-3 (inker)
  • Evil Ernie: Destroyer (1997) #1-3 (inker)
  • John Constantine, Hellblazer (1999) #141 (penciller, inker)
  • Batman/Deathblow: After the Fire (2003) #1-3 (inker)
  • Bad Planet (2005-2008) #1-6 (inker)
  • Black Panther (2006) #16 (inker)
  • Clive Barker's Age of Desire (2009) OGN (penciller, inker)
  • Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword (2010) #1 (penciller, inker)



  1. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008). "John Constantine Hellblazer". In Dougall, Alastair (ed.). The Vertigo Encyclopedia. New York: Dorling Kindersley. pp. 102–111. ISBN 0-7566-4122-5. OCLC 213309015.
  2. ^ "Heresy Cards by Artist". The Sendai Bubble. Archived from the original on 2003-12-10. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  3. ^ "IHG Award Recipients: 1996". International Horror Guild. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  4. ^ "IHG Award Recipients: 2005". International Horror Guild. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  5. ^ "2002 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  6. ^ http://www.danielabraham.com/2015/10/09/tim-bradstreet-is-a-god/
  7. ^ Stoned Gremlin Productions. "Midnight Screenings - Why Him? w/ Tim Bradstreet!". YouTube. Retrieved 25 December 2016.

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