Bill Sienkiewicz as a guest at Heroes Dutch Comic Con
One of the creative fathers of, among others, Marvel Comics’ Elektra: Assassin comes to the Netherlands in an exceptional occasion to be a guest at the largest Comic Con in our country.
On 24 and 25 November Eisner Award winner Bill Sienkiewicz will come to the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht to meet his Dutch fans for the first time during the winter edition of Heroes Dutch Comic Con.
Bill is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated artist who, with his innovative style from the 80s, gained name and fame in the American comic and graphic novel world, changing how comics would look in both sides of the Atlantic, forever. He gained worldwide fame with his work for Marvel Comics´ ´New Mutants`or 'Elektra: Assassin', adaptations like `Moby Dick’, a masterpiece like 'Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix' and his own graphic novel 'Stray Toasters'. His illustrations have earned him an international reputation and cult status in the industry. One of his most important creations is Legion, whom he co-created with Chris Claremont on the New Mutants series published by Marvel. Legion has become a huge hit series on FOX and New Mutants will be released by 20th Century Fox in 2019 as a film, with the plot of the story directly based on Bill’s and Chris Claremont’s “Demon Bear Saga”.
His groundbreaking work can be seen in Hollywood blockbusters like The Dark Knight, The Grinch, Unforgiven, and the hit game Resident Evil. Sienkiewicz designed characters for the upcoming Dreamworks film Alcatraz versus The Evil Librarians and that has opened new doors for him. He is now working on conceptualizing the characters for The Man With No Name; a supernatural western from Lionsgate for which Sienkiewicz, together with Braxton Pope, has been appointed as executive producer. Together with Jeff Renfroe he will also produce, write and direct a film adaptation of his own masterpiece Stray Toasters.
But Sienkiewicz is a man of many talents and his reputation reaches all corners of pop culture, and even goes past them and into the fine arts’ territory. His work adorned the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; galleries in Paris, Barcelona and Tuscany; The famous La Semana Negra festival in Spain (De Zwarte Week); advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV and Nissan; posters for The Green Mile and 2006 Winter Olympics, magazines such as Entertainment Weekly and Spin, and many others.
His work has earned him numerous accolades, including an Eisner Award for his work for DC Comics' The Sandman: Endless Nights in 2004 and in 1995 and 1996 he received Emmy nominations for devising and developing characters for the TV series Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? for TV channel PBS. Elektra: Assassin has won several awards at the most important prize ceremonies for comic strips in the US and Europe. Examples include the Kirby Award in 1987, the Yellow Kid Award and Gran Guigiri Award in 1986.
Bill will be present at the event on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November. Fans can get their comics signed, ask him for a commission in advance of the show (but we can’t guarantee he’ll have time for it!) and even buy one of his (custom made) creations at his table.