I've always liked his stuff. If you have the time (and inclination) check out the video "Shock of Green" on his site, which is a time-lapse film of him painting a ginormous portrait of the Joker.
Thanks for the reminder, Russ--I've gone back and, although he creeps me out, added a couple of Jokers (I usually discard them before playing a serious round of Anaconda)
Wow! Thank YOU Cap! Can you honestly look at stuff like those first Slaine frames you got there and not just go "holy shit!" Thanks so much for also finding stuff that i hadn't seen before! Like that Tarzan and early Dredd! ;-D
Judge Dredd was how I remember seeing Biz, so I had to stick him in. You recently said Simon hit you hard at age 14, and I can def relate, as I first saw Barry Smith at 14, and am still riding the groove train on that one, especially anytime he draws sump'n Conan
Oh yes, i really like Barry Smith... i even like a lot his first stuff , learning by channeling Kirby. I love my copy of Essential Conan # 1... then the guy became this huge artist at the level of Maroto or Kaluta. Great stuff. What Bisley did to me was like pulling up the carpet under my feet , he knocked me out with his punk rock irreverent style. I had a period of considering everything before Biz classical and square! Then i grew up... too bad!
True dat. We have a poet who once said, "genius is wisdom and youth"