Post by ScottyArmy on Jan 14, 2007 10:00:25 GMT -5
Oh this is a good one! He has been going since 1980, and is still going today....
Boleslav (William) Felix Robert Sienkiewicz (sin-KEV-itch), usually referred to simply as Bill Sienkiewicz, was born May 3, 1958 in Blakely, Pennsylvania, United States. He is a visual artist probably best known for his unique and recognizable work on various comic books, notably Marvel Comics' Elektra: Assassin. He attended the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in Newark, New Jersey.
Sienkiewicz often utilizes oil painting, collage, mimeograph and other forms generally uncommon in comic books. Some critics have suggested the influence of abstract and expressionist art on Sienkiewicz's work. He has had a major influence on the style of comic illustration from 1980 onwards. His use of unconventional media and heightening of the comic cover as a stand alone artwork have been an influence on Dave McKean, Ashley Wood, Kent Williams and others.
I still remember buying New Mutants #18 off the rack thinking wtf??
I prefered his Moon Knight stuff the best... while his NM's covers were great, the insides weren't as good as I remember them... though I haven't looked at these comics in 25 years.
His Moon Knight stuff was great, but most of it was way before he developped his signature style. King of like looking at early Frank Miller (although, as a DD fan, I liked Miller more as a writer than an artist, and like Sienkiewicz more in general as an artist)