Will Simpson (comics)

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William Simpson
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Will Simpson (2014)
NationalityNorthern Irish
Area(s)Artist
Pseudonym(s)Will Simpson
Notable works
Hellblazer
Game of Thrones

William "Will" Simpson is a Northern Irish comic artist.

Biography[edit]

Simpson started off in British comics, like Warrior and 2000 AD, and has since illustrated comic books for such industry heavyweights as DC Comics and Marvel Comics.

He has worked on such comics as Batman, Judge Dredd and John Constantine of Hellblazer.

Since 2000, Simpson has worked in the film industry, including storyboarding for City of Ember and Closing the Ring, and illustrating animated films. He is also partner in the Belfast-based animation company Rogue Rocket. Since 2011, Simpson has been producing storyboards for the television series Game of Thrones.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

Comics work includes:

  • "Cúchulainn" (script and art, with co-author Wendy Simpson (#3), in Ximoc #1-3, Blackdog Publications, 1980-1981)
  • Big Ben (with Dez Skinn, in Warrior #19-26, June–December 1984)
  • Tharg's Future Shocks:
    • "Nerves of Steel" (with Peter Milligan, in 2000 AD #408, March 1985, collected in The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks, 160 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-905437-81-1)
    • "The Night Shift" (with Alan Hebden, in 2000 AD #535, August 1987)
    • "Monsters!" (with Mamo-Mason, in 2000 AD #586, August 1988)
  • Judge Anderson: "Hour of the Wolf" (with writers Alan Grant/John Wagner and co-artist Barry Kitson, in 2000 AD #520-531, May–July 1987)
  • Tales of Mega-City One: "Divorce" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #525, June 1987)
  • Universal Soldier (with Alan McKenzie, in 2000 AD #537-543, August–October 1987)
  • Venus Bluegenes: "The Pleasures of the Flesh" (with Grant Morrison, in 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1988, June 1988)
  • Judge Dredd:
  • Tyranny Rex: "Soft Bodies" (with John Smith, in 2000 AD #595-604, October–December 1988)
  • Rogue Trooper (Friday) (with Dave Gibbons):
    • "The War Machine Part 1" (in 2000 AD #650-653, 1989)
    • "The War Machine Part 2" (in 2000 AD #667-671, 1990)
    • "The War Machine Part 3" (in 2000 AD #683-687, 1990)
  • "Summer's End" (with Igor Goldkind, in Revolver: The Horror Special, October 1990)
  • Sex Warrior (with Pat Mills/Tony Skinner):
    • "Crimes of Passion" (in Toxic! #9-11, May–June 1991)
    • "The Steroid Factor" (in Toxic! #19-22, August 1991)
  • Hellblazer #41-47, 50, 52-55, 59-61, 75 (with Garth Ennis, Vertigo, May 1991 – March 1994) collected as:
  • Excalibur #52 (pencils, with writer Alan Davis and inks by Dave Hoover/Jimmy Palmiotti, Marvel Comics, July 1992)
  • Aliens: Rogue (with Ian Edginton, 4-issue limited series, Dark Horse Comics, April–July 1993, tpb, 112 pages, 1995, ISBN 1-56971-023-6, 1997, ISBN 1-56971-267-0)
  • Animal Man #64-65 (art (#65), with writer Jamie Delano with inks by Dan Steffan (#64), Vertigo, October–November 1993)
  • Vamps (with Elaine Lee, 6-issue limited series, Vertigo, August 1994 - January 1995, tpb, January 1996, ISBN 1563892200)
  • The Punisher 2099 #14, 27 (with Pat Mills/Tony Skinner, Marvel Comics, March 1994 and April 1995)
  • Indiana Jones and the Spear of Destiny #1 (pencils, with writer Elaine Lee and inks by Dan Spiegle, Dark Horse Comics, April 1995)
  • Vamps: Hollywood & Vein (with Elaine Lee, 6-issue limited series, Vertigo, February–July 1996)
  • Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #91-93 (with Garth Ennis, DC Comics, February–April 1997)
  • Witch World "The Anatomist" (with Gordon Rennie, in 2000 AD #1055-1058, August–September 1997)
  • Vamps: Pumpkin Time (with Elaine Lee, 3-issue mini-series, Vertigo, December 1998 - February 1999)
  • "We Meet at Twelve" (with P. J. Kryfko, in Outlaw Territory, Volume 1, graphic novel, Image Comics, June 2009, ISBN 1607060043)

Filmography[edit]

Film work includes:

Television work includes:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Derry's Game of Thrones". Derry Journal. May 29, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.

References[edit]

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