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Bill Sienkiewicz

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Bill Sienkiewicz (pronounced sin-KEV-itch) is an Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward, most notably with Marvel Comic's Elektra: Assassin and his acclaimed graphic novel Stray Toasters, earning him an international reputation and cult status across media industries.

He created groundbreaking movie promotional art for The Dark Knight, The Grinch, Unforgiven and the hit video game Resident Evil. Sienkiewicz' character design for the upcoming DreamWorks' film Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians has now opened doors for producing. Sienkiewicz is conceptualizing characters for LionsGate's supernatural Western The Man With No Name, which he will executive produce with Braxton Pope. He will also jointly produce, write and direct the film of his Stray Toasters with Jeff Renfroe.

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 (The Black Week) 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.

Books include Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix and Santa: My Life & Times (An Illustrated Autobiography). CD covers include The Very Beast of Dio, Bruce Cockburn's The Charity Of Night, The RZA's Bobby Digital In Stereo, EPMD's Business As Usual and Sold Out: A Threevening With Kevin Smith. With longtime friend and mentor Neal Adams, SIenkiewicz also designed multimedia stage productions for Roger Waters' 2006 Dark Side of the Moon Tour.

A classically-trained painter, Sienkiewicz's renderings incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and any combination of oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed-media, collage and mimeograph - previously unheard of in comics. His work has garnered numerous accolades - most notably a 2004 Eisner Award for DC Comics' The Sandman: Endless Nights, and 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 swept the top comic illustration awards in the U.S., Europe and Italy, respectively, with a 1987 Kirby Award, 1986 Yellow Kid Award and 1986 Gran Guigiri Award.

Sienkiewicz - born Boleslav Felix Robert Sienkiewicz - is descended from the Nobel Prize-winning Polish novelist Henryk Sienkiewicz. He grew up in rural New Jersey, taught himself anatomy to better his sketches and worked construction to put himself through the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in Newark, New Jersey.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Chicago Comicon 1981 - July 17-19 in Chicago, IL
   Wizard World East 2002 - May 10-12 in Philadelphia, PA
   London Super Comic Convention 2012 - February 25-26 in London, UK
   Big Wow! ComicFest 2013 - May 18-19 in San Jose, CA
   Super Sac-Con 2013 - September 28-29 in Sacramento, CA
   MegaCon 2014 - March 21-23 in Orlando, FL
   FanExpo Vancouver 2014 - April 18-20 in Vancouver, BC
   Armageddon Expo Hamilton 2014 - May 24-25 in Hamilton, New Zealand
   Armageddon Expo Wellington 2014 - May 31 - June 2 in Wellington, New Zealand
   Heroes Convention 2014 - June 20-22 in Charlotte, NC
   Pittsburgh Comic Con 2014 - September 26-28 in Monroeville, PA
   New York Comic Con 2014 - October 9-12 in New York, NY
   London Super Comic Convention 2015 - March 14-15 in London, UK
   Big Wow! ComicFest 2015 - April 18-19 in San Jose, CA
   FanExpo Regina 2015 - April 25-26 in Regina, SK
   Heroes Convention 2015 - June 19-21 in Charlotte, NC
   New York Comic Con 2015 - October 8-11 in New York, NY cancelled appearance
   WonderCon 2016 - March 25-27 in Los Angeles, CA
   Planet Comicon 2016 - May 20-22 in Kansas City, MO
   Heroes Convention 2016 - June 17-19 in Charlotte, NC
   New York Comic Con 2016 - October 6-9 in New York, NY
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