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    Brian Bolland
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Bio:
Brian Bolland (born 1950, Lincolnshire) is a comics artist, famous for his confident linework and eye catching compositions. He is particularly known as one of the foremost Judge Dredd artists for British comic 2000 AD, and as a cover artist for many publications from "the big two", Marvel and DC Comics.

Bolland began drawing comics at the age of ten. As a child, his main inspirations were titles by Dell Comics and Bolland has said in interviews that he was never entirely comfortable with the superhero idiom of Marvel and DC.

While at art school, Bolland drew and self-published a couple of fanzines and sent work to underground magazines. In 1972 he met Dave Gibbons who provided him with his first regular work: "Powerman", an African superhero comic published in Nigeria. It was Gibbons who introduced Bolland to 2000 AD, at first inking some of his pencils and then drawing covers and stand-alone pages. When another artist dropped out, Bolland was called in to complete a Judge Dredd story in issue 41 and soon was established as a regular artist on the series. Bolland's early work on Dredd was much influenced by Mike McMahon who was regarded as the senior artist on the strip and would redraw characters or panels if he was not happy with them. However, Bolland's distinct abilities with subtle facial expression, dramatic lighting and the dynamic composition of page layout soon began to emerge. Bolland's memorable contributions included the introductions of Judge Death and Judge Anderson. In between Dredd assignments Bolland drew horror strips for the "House of Hammer" anthology and stories for Doctor Who Weekly.
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Len Wein brought Bolland to the US market as the artist on DC's Camelot 3000 12-issue limited series, with Mike Barr (dealing with the return of King Arthur to save England from an alien invasion in the Year 3000), and on the Batman graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke, written by Alan Moore.

However, Bolland is much more famous as a cover artist; he has contributed covers — in many cases to complete runs/arcs — to some of the more famous landmark comics of recent years. Examples of his work include the whole second and third volumes of Grant Morrison's The Invisibles, a large run of Animal Man (covering the tenures of Morrison, Peter Milligan, Tom Veitch and Jamie Delano), and assorted issues of Tank Girl, The Flash, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman (esp. Batman: Gotham Knights), and many more.

He is also noted for his use of bondage imagery in some of his work, in particular his work for adult comics. Additionally, Bolland has penned the humour strip 'Mr. Mamoulian', which was printed in various issues of the Caliber Comics anthology Negative Burn.

Date of Birth: March 26, 1950
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England

Website:
Blog: http://brianbolland.blogspot.com/


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Awards:
  • 1989 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Artist: (Batman: The Killing Joke [DC])
  • 1992 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Cover Artist: (for Animal Man [DC])
  • 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Cover Artist: (for Animal Man and Wonder Woman [DC])
  • 1994 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Cover Artist: (for Animal Man [DC/Vertigo], Wonder Woman [DC], and Legends of the Dark Knight #50 [DC])
  • 1999 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Cover Artist: (for The Invisibles [DC/Vertigo])
  • 2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Cover Artist: (for Batman: Gotham Knights and The Flash [DC]; and The Invisibles [Vertigo/DC])




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Writer:
A1 (1989)
A1 True Life Bikini Confidential (1990)
AARGH! (1988)
The Actress and the Bishop (2009)
The Art of Brian Bolland (2006)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)
Bolland Strips! (2005)
Cheval Noir (1989)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
Crisis (1988)
David Anthony Kraft's Comics Interview (1983)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
Der Gratis-Comic zum Festival München (2011)
The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore (2003)
Freak Show (1992)
Graphixus (1978)
Heartthrobs (1999)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland (2012)
Kauhu (2000)
Knockabout Comics (1980)
Negative Burn (1993)
Negative Burn (2005)
Outrageous Tales From The Old Testament (1987)
Strange Adventures (1999)
True Brit (2004)
Vertigo Resurrected (2010)
Wizard How to Draw (2005)

Penciller:
¦wiat komiksu (1998)
2000 A.D. Monthly Vol.1 (1985)
2000 AD (1977)
2000 AD Extreme Edition (2003)
52 (2006)
A1 (1989)
A1 Sketchbook (2004)
A1 True Life Bikini Confidential (1990)
AARGH! (1988)
The Actress and the Bishop (2009)
Adventures of the Outsiders (1986)
Alan Moore: Storyteller (2011)
Alan Moore's Maxwell the Magic Cat (1986)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
All-Star Future Shocks (2013)
The Annotated Sandman (2011)
The Art of Brian Bolland (2006)
Axel Pressbutton (1984)
Batman (1940)
Batman (1990)
Batman and Other DC Classics (1989)
Batman Black and White (1996)
The Batman Gallery (1992)
Batman Villains Secret Files (1998)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Batman: Featuring Two-Face and The Riddler (1995)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Special (2010)
Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)
Beast Of Darkness (1981)
The Best of 2000AD Monthly (1985)
The Best Of Judge Dredd (2009)
Bolland Strips! (2005)
Brian Bolland's Black Book (1985)
Caliber Comics 1996 Calendar (1995)
Caliber Spotlight (1995)
Camelot 3000 (1982)
Challengers of the Unknown (1991)
Cheval Noir (1989)
The Chronicles of Judge Dredd (1981)
Comics Above Ground: How Sequential Art Affects Mainstream Media (2004)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents 100 Sexiest Women in Comics (2011)
The Complete Judge Dredd (1992)
Countdown (2007)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
Crisis (1988)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Comics Covergirls (2007)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
DC Comics/2000 AD Preview (2004)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Dean Motter's Mister X: The Brides of Mister X and Other Stories (2011)
A Death Gallery (1994)
Death Lives (2010)
Der Gratis-Comic zum Festival München (2011)
Die Träume des Arzach (1993)
Doom Patrol (1987)
Elephantmen: The Pilot (2007)
Elson's Presents Super Heroes Comics (1981)
The Essential Batman Encyclopedia (2008)
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (2006)
The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore (2003)
Fables (2002)
Fables Encyclopedia (2013)
FantaCo's Chronicles Series (1981)
Freak Show (1992)
Free Comic Book Day 2013: Judge Dredd Classics (2013)
Graphixus (1978)
Green Lantern Corps (2006)
Grimjack (1984)
Heartthrobs (1999)
Heroes for Hope Starring the X-Men (1985)
History of the Marvel Universe (2012)
Judge Dredd (1983)
Judge Dredd (1984)
Judge Dredd (1989)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Rebellion] (2004)
Judge Dredd Classics (2013)
Judge Dredd Definitive Editions (1990)
Judge Dredd Epics (1991)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 5) (2003)
Judge Dredd Vol.2 (1987)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland (2012)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files (2005)
Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges (2012)
Judge Dredd: The Early Cases (1986)
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child Quest (1984)
Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files (2010)
Judge Dredd's Crime File (1989)
Justice League of America (1960)
Kalma (1990)
Kauhu (2000)
Kilroy Is Here (2006)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Knockabout Comics (1980)
The Law of Dredd (1989)
Legends of Arzach (1992)
Madame Xanadu (1981)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
Monstrosis (2011)
Munden's Bar (2007)
Munden's Bar Annual (1988)
Mystery in Space (1951)
Negative Burn (1993)
Negative Burn (2005)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
Outrageous Tales From The Old Testament (1987)
The Outsiders (1985)
Power Comics (1988)
Preacher (1995)
Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens: Incubus and Other Stories (2014)
The Quotable Sandman (2000)
Real War Stories (1987)
Rough Stuff (2006)
The Sandman: A Gallery Of Dreams (1994)
Sgt. Rock Special (1992)
Shade, the Changing Man (1990)
Shit the Dog (1997)
Sin City: Hell and Back (1999)
Spirit Jam (1998)
The Spirit (2010)
Strange Adventures (1999)
SUBmedia (1999)
Superman (1939)
Superman Superband (1973)
Superman Unchained (2014)
Time Twisters (1987)
True Brit (2004)
Valkyrie (1987)
Vertigo Resurrected (2010)
Vertigo Visions: Artwork from the Cutting Edge of Comics (2000)
Vertigo X Anniversary (2003)
Visions of Arzach (1993)
Vital Vertigo (1998)
Warrior (1982)
Wasted (2008)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
Wizard How to Draw (2005)
Wizard's PosterMania! (1996)
Wonder Woman (1987)
Wydanie Specjalne (1992)

Inker:
¦wiat komiksu (1998)
2000 A.D. Monthly Vol.1 (1985)
2000 AD (1977)
2000 AD Extreme Edition (2003)
52 (2006)
A1 (1989)
A1 Sketchbook (2004)
A1 True Life Bikini Confidential (1990)
AARGH! (1988)
The Actress and the Bishop (2009)
Adventures of the Outsiders (1986)
Alan Moore's Maxwell the Magic Cat (1986)
All-Star Future Shocks (2013)
The Annotated Sandman (2011)
The Art of Brian Bolland (2006)
Axel Pressbutton (1984)
Batman (1940)
Batman (1990)
Batman Black and White (1996)
The Batman Gallery (1992)
Batman Villains Secret Files (1998)
Batman: Featuring Two-Face and The Riddler (1995)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Special (2010)
Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)
Beast Of Darkness (1981)
The Best of 2000AD Monthly (1985)
The Best Of Judge Dredd (2009)
Bolland Strips! (2005)
Brian Bolland's Black Book (1985)
Caliber Comics 1996 Calendar (1995)
Caliber Spotlight (1995)
Camelot 3000 (1982)
Challengers of the Unknown (1991)
Cheval Noir (1989)
The Chronicles of Judge Dredd (1981)
The Complete Judge Dredd (1992)
Countdown (2007)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
Crisis (1988)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
DC Comics/2000 AD Preview (2004)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Dean Motter's Mister X: The Brides of Mister X and Other Stories (2011)
A Death Gallery (1994)
Death Lives (2010)
Der Gratis-Comic zum Festival München (2011)
Doom Patrol (1987)
Elephantmen: The Pilot (2007)
Elson's Presents Super Heroes Comics (1981)
The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore (2003)
Fables (2002)
Fables Encyclopedia (2013)
FantaCo's Chronicles Series (1981)
Freak Show (1992)
Free Comic Book Day 2013: Judge Dredd Classics (2013)
Graphixus (1978)
Grimjack (1984)
Heartthrobs (1999)
Judge Dredd (1983)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Rebellion] (2004)
Judge Dredd Definitive Editions (1990)
Judge Dredd Epics (1991)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 5) (2003)
Judge Dredd Vol.2 (1987)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland (2012)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files (2005)
Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges (2012)
Judge Dredd: The Early Cases (1986)
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child Quest (1984)
Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files (2010)
Judge Dredd's Crime File (1989)
Justice League of America (1960)
Kalma (1990)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Knockabout Comics (1980)
The Law of Dredd (1989)
Madame Xanadu (1981)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
Munden's Bar Annual (1988)
Mystery in Space (1951)
Negative Burn (1993)
Negative Burn (2005)
Outrageous Tales From The Old Testament (1987)
The Outsiders (1985)
Power Comics (1988)
Preacher (1995)
Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens: Incubus and Other Stories (2014)
The Quotable Sandman (2000)
The Sandman: A Gallery Of Dreams (1994)
Sgt. Rock Special (1992)
Shit the Dog (1997)
Spider-Man 2099 (1992)
The Spirit (2010)
Strange Adventures (1999)
Superman (1939)
Time Twisters (1987)
Valkyrie (1987)
Vertigo Resurrected (2010)
Vertigo X Anniversary (2003)
Warrior (1982)
Wasted (2008)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
Wonder Woman (1987)
Wydanie Specjalne (1992)

Colorist:
¦wiat komiksu (1998)
2000 AD (1977)
52 (2006)
The Art of Brian Bolland (2006)
Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)
The Best of 2000AD Monthly (1985)
Camelot 3000 (1982)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
A Death Gallery (1994)
Fables (2002)
Fables Encyclopedia (2013)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 5) (2003)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland (2012)
Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files (2010)
Judge Dredd's Crime File (1989)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens: Incubus and Other Stories (2014)
The Sandman: A Gallery Of Dreams (1994)
Vertigo X Anniversary (2003)

Letterer:

Cover Artist:
2000 A.D. Monthly Vol.1 (1985)
2000 AD (1977)
2000 AD Extreme Edition (2003)
2000 AD Monthly Vol.2 (1986)
A1 (1989)
Action Comics (1938)
The Actress and the Bishop (2009)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventures in the Rifle Brigade (2000)
Adventures in the Rifle Brigade (2005)
Adventures of the Outsiders (1986)
Albion Origins (2007)
Amazing Heroes (1981)
Animal Man (1988)
Aquaman (2003)
The Art of Brian Bolland (2006)
Atom Special (1993)
Axel Pressbutton (1984)
Back Issue (2003)
Batman (1940)
Batman (1990)
Batman [GER] (2001)
Batman Album (1989)
Batman and Other DC Classics (1989)
Batman And Robin (2011)
Batman Black and White (1996)
The Batman Chronicles (1995)
Batman Legends (2007)
Batman Sonderband (1989)
Batman Sonderband (1997)
Batman Villains Secret Files (1998)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Special (2010)
Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992)
Batman: Tappava pila (1989)
Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)
The Best of 2000AD Monthly (1985)
Blood and Water (2003)
Bolland Strips! (2005)
The Book of Redfox (1986)
Brian Bolland's Black Book (1985)
Brit-Cit Babes (2004)
Camelot 3000 (1982)
Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale (2004)
Challengers of the Unknown (1991)
The Chronicles of Judge Dredd (1981)
Comic Book Lettering the Comicraft Way! (2003)
Comicology (2000)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Congorilla (1992)
Conqueror (1984)
Corny's Fetish (1998)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
Crazyman (1992)
Crisis (1988)
David Anthony Kraft's Comics Interview (1983)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Comics Presents: Green Lantern (2004)
DC Comics Presents: The Atom (2004)
DC Comics/2000 AD Preview (2004)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
DC-sankarit: Tekijänä Alan Moore (2007)
DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories (2005)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Deadline (1988)
Death Lives (2010)
Deathblow (2006)
Desperado Primer (2005)
Detective Comics (1937)
Dial H (2012)
Dirtbag (1994)
Doom Patrol (1987)
Doom Patrol Archives (2002)
Eclipse Extra! (1984)
El Víbora (1979)
Elephantmen (2006)
Elvira's House of Mystery (1986)
ESPers (1986)
Essential Howard the Duck (2002)
Fables (2002)
Fanboy (1999)
Fanboy (ES) (1999)
Femme Noir: The Dark City Diaries (2008)
The Flash (1987)
Free Comic Book Day 2013: Judge Dredd Classics (2013)
Gangland (1998)
Gerechtigkeitsliga (1977)
Get Lost (1987)
Graphixus (1978)
The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (1988)
Green Arrow (2001)
Green Lantern (1960)
Green Lantern Corps (2006)
Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Vol. 2 (2007)
Hellblazer (1988)
Hellstorm: Prince of Lies (1993)
The Helmet of Fate (2007)
The Helmet of Fate: Detective Chimp (2007)
Howard the Duck (1976)
Hulk Comic (1979)
Hulk: From The Marvel UK Vaults (2013)
Huntress: Darknight Daughter (2006)
Invisibles Monster Edition (2008)
The Invisibles Omnibus (2012)
The Invisibles (1994)
The Invisibles (1997)
The Invisibles (1999)
The Invisibles: The Deluxe Edition (2014)
Jack of Fables (2006)
Jeff Hawke (2008)
JLA: Zatanna's Search (2004)
Joker: Last Laugh (2001)
Jonah Hex (2006)
Judge Anderson (1987)
Judge Dredd (1982)
Judge Dredd (1983)
Judge Dredd (1984)
Judge Dredd (1989)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Rebellion] (2004)
Judge Dredd Classics (2013)
Judge Dredd Epics (1991)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 5) (2003)
Judge Dredd Vol.1 (1986)
Judge Dredd: Crusade & Frankenstein Division (2012)
Judge Dredd: Inferno (2012)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland (2012)
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files (2005)
Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges (2012)
Judge Dredd: The Early Cases (1986)
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child Quest (1984)
Judge Dredd: The Megazine (1990)
Judge Dredd: The Megazine (vol. 2) (1992)
Judge Dredd's Crime File (1989)
Judge Dredd's Crime Files (1985)
Justice League (2011)
Justice League of America (1960)
Justice Society (2006)
Kilroy Is Here (1995)
Kilroy Is Here (2006)
Kilroy: Daemonstorm (1997)
The Last Days of Animal Man (2009)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1984)
Lobo (1993)
Maze Agency (1989)
Mega komiks prezentuje (1999)
Michael Chabon Presents the Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (2004)
Negative Burn (1993)
Negative Burn (2005)
The Outsiders (1985)
Power Comics (1988)
Predator Versus Judge Dredd (1997)
Previews (1988)
Prince: Alter Ego (1991)
Rann/Thanagar War (2005)
Revolver (1990)
Robin (1991)
The Royals: Masters of War (2014)
Secret Origins (1986)
Showcase '93 (1993)
Silver Age (2000)
The Spectre (1992)
The Spirit (2007)
The Spirit: The New Adventures (1998)
Star-Spangled War Stories (War One-Shot) (2010)
Starlord (1978)
Steel Claw: The Vanishing Man (2005)
Strange Adventures (1999)
Superman (1939)
Superman and Batman: World's Funnest (2000)
Superman Unchained (2013)
Superman vs. Mongul (2013)
Superman: The Amazing Transformations Of Jimmy Olsen (2007)
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (1997)
Swamp Thing (1985)
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps (1981)
Tales of the Teen Titans (1984)
Tank Girl (1995)
Tank Girl: Apocalypse (1995)
Tank Girl: Apocalypse! (2003)
Tank Girl: The Odyssey (1995)
True Brit (2004)
Vamps (1994)
Vertigo: Winter's Edge (1998)
Vigilante (1983)
The War That Time Forgot (2008)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
Wizard (1991)
Wonder Woman (1987)
Wonder Woman Gallery (1996)
Zatanna (2010)
Zatanna: Everyday Magic (2003)



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