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
- Heroes Convention 2019 - June 14-16, 2019 in Charlotte, NC
- Lake Como Comic Art Festival 2019 - May 17-19, 2019 in Cernobbio, Italy 2018
- Monaco Anime Game International Conferences 2018 - February 24, 2018 in Monaco 2017
- San Francisco Comic Con 2017 - September 1-3, 2017 in San Francisco, CA
Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2017 - April 21-23, 2017 in Chicago, ILCancelled Appearance 2016
- New York Comic Con 2016 - October 6-9, 2016 in New York, NY
- Heroes Convention 2016 - June 17-19, 2016 in Charlotte, NC
- Planet Comicon Kansas City 2016 - May 20-22, 2016 in Kansas City, MO
- WonderCon 2016 - March 25-27, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA 2015
New York Comic Con 2015 - October 8-11, 2015 in New York, NYCancelled Appearance
- Heroes Convention 2015 - June 19-21, 2015 in Charlotte, NC
- FanExpo Regina 2015 - April 25-26, 2015 in Regina, SK, Canada
- Big Wow! ComicFest 2015 - April 18-19, 2015 in San Jose, CA
- London Super Comic Convention 2015 - March 14-15, 2015 in London, UK 2014
- New York Comic Con 2014 - October 9-12, 2014 in New York, NY
- Pittsburgh Comic Con 2014 - September 26-28, 2014 in Monroeville, PA
- Heroes Convention 2014 - June 20-22, 2014 in Charlotte, NC
- Armageddon Expo Wellington 2014 - May 31 - June 2, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand
- Armageddon Expo Hamilton 2014 - May 24-25, 2014 in Hamilton, New Zealand
- FanExpo Vancouver 2014 - April 18-20, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Canada
- MegaCon 2014 - March 21-23, 2014 in Orlando, FL 2013
- Super Sac-Con 2013 - September 28-29, 2013 in Sacramento, CA
- Big Wow! ComicFest 2013 - May 18-19, 2013 in San Jose, CA
- Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2013 - April 26-28, 2013 in Chicago, IL 2012
- London Super Comic Convention 2012 - February 25-26, 2012 in London, UK 2011
- WonderCon 2011 - April 1-3, 2011 in San Francisco, CA 2002
- Wizard World East 2002 - May 10-12, 2002 in Philadelphia, PA 1995
- Canadian National Comic Book Expo 1995 - August 12-13, 1995 in Toronto, ON, Canada 1981
- Chicago Comicon 1981 - July 17-19, 1981 in Chicago, IL
27 confirmed guest appearances