On This Day: Simon Bisley and Milt Gross
Simon Bisley, British comic book artist, was born in 1962. Bisley is best known for his work on the British series ABC Warriors, Sláine, and Heavy Metal Dredd, and the DC comic Lobo. His style uses paints and airbrushing as well as inks, and shows strong influences from both Frank Frazetta and Bill Sienkiewicz. Bisley also combined design elements from rock album covers and graffiti.
Milt Gross, an American comic book writer, illustrator, animator, was born in 1895. He wrote his comics in a Yiddish-inflected English. Gross is best known for his comic Gross Exaggerations and the woodcut novel He Done Her Wrong: The Great American Novel and Not a Word in It.