Bill Sienkiewicz

An iconic presence in the comics and graphic novel industry

Bill Sienkiewicz is one of the most celebrated illustrators in comics and sequential art.

Bill Sienkiewicz is an Eisner Award-winning and Emmy nominated American artist and writer best known for his comic book work for Marvel Comics’ The New Mutants and Elektra: Assassin, Moon Knight, Daredevil, Black Widow, , and countless other iconic narratives. Bill Sienkiewicz style and perspective changed comic books and graphic novels for an entire generation of readers and artists.

As an internationally acclaimed illustrator he is credited with revamping the comic book industry from the 1980s onward. A classically-trained painter, Bill Sienkiewicz renderings incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and any combination of oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed-media, collage and mimeograph – previously unheard of in comics and cover art.

The art of Bill Sienkiewicz

Bill Sienkiewicz’s accolades include a 2004 Eisner Award for DC Comics’ The Sandman: Endless Nights, a 1995 and 1996 Emmy Award nominations for production and character design on the PBS children’s TV series Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego? Elektra: Assassin, a 1987 Kirby Award, 1986 Yellow Kid Award and 1986 Gran Guigiri Award.

The Style and Technique of Bill Sienkiewicz

His style and technique covers abstract and expressionist influences and often features a combination of oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed-media, collage, and mimeograph… at the time a completely groundbreaking artistic style for comic books.



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