Good Sunday morning, I am running late to this party, but I didn't want to miss having the chance to wish a Happy Birthday to one of the very best Illustrators in comics, Bill Sienkiewicz, Happy Birthday Bill!
If you are reading this, I am sure that you know that Bill is an is an "Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated" illustrator known for his work in Comic Books", I guess is the best way to put it, most notably for Marvel Comics' including New Mutants, Moon Knight, and Elektra: Assassin.
"Bill's work in the 1980s was considered revolutionary in mainstream US comics, due to his highly stylized art that verged on abstraction and made use of oil painting, photorealism, collage, mimeograph, and other forms generally uncommon in comic books, "His acclaimed graphic novel Stray Toasters, earned him an international reputation and cult status across media industries".-wikipedia
"His work has graced the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; galleries in Paris, Barcelona and Tuscany; Spain's famed La Semana Negra Festival; advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV and Nissan; posters for The Green Mile and 2006 Winter Olympics; and magazines such as Entertainment Weekly and Spin."-borrowed mostly, directly from Bill's website. yep!
Over the years when I have had the chance to watch him draw at conventions, all the whilst talking and laughing with fans it is so much fun and enlightening, he makes it look effortless.
I was so honored to have the chance to include this portrait of Bill in my project "The Artist Within: Book 2".
and You can see more portraits from The Artist Within project on our website here: https://sampselprestonphotography.com/the-artist-within-boo…
art© Bill Sienkiewicz