Eisner Award nominated artist, Timothy Bradstreet is a self-taught illustrator who’s career spans the genre at large in Role Playing Games, Comic books, Book Publishing and Film Industries. His work on Vampire: The Masquerade in 1991 set the RPG industry on fire and from there he made the leap into the comics field alongside, and inking his long-time hero, artist Timothy Truman on the serialized story, Dragon Chiang (Semic/Eclipse). |
Bradstreet went on to ink other artists for a few years before landing a job at DC/Vertigo doing covers for The Unknown Soldier. That series established him full-tilt as a “go-to” cover artist. From there he made his mark on several other mini-series including The Human Target, before landing the coveted role of series cover artist on John Constantine: Hellblazer, for Vertigo in 1998. Bradstreet created over 80 covers for the series until he departed in 2005.
In 1999, Bradstreet began a long affair with comic’s most famous vigilante, Frank Castle, The Punisher. The collaboration with series writer Garth Ennis began with the 12 issue maxi series, Welcome Back Frank, and continued in 2000 with the Marvel Knights ongoing series, The Punisher. In 2003 the team remained intact for the birth of the quintessential Punisher series, The Punisher Max. All told, through 3 series’ and various one-shots, Bradstreet’s created over 100 covers for The Punisher and simultaneously re-defined the character for a new generation.
During his years working regularly on Hellblazer and The Punisher, Bradstreet also created hundreds of comic covers for a myriad of titles, from Superman to Transmetropolitan. Not only a cover illustrator, Bradstreet also lends his iconic brand of dark realism to the world of film working alongside director Guillermo del Toro to conceptualize the film Blade II (2000). In 2004 he created the movie posters for the Marvel/Lion’s Gate production of The Punisher, starring Thomas Jane. In 2007, Bradstreet again teamed up with Thomas Jane to production design Jane’s directorial debut, the low-budget 3D film Dark Country.
In 2004 Bradstreet teamed with Thomas Jane, and Steve Niles to form RAW Entertainment/RAW Studios where they created and produced the comics, Bad Planet and Alien Pig Farm 3000. Niles parted ways in 2006 but Jane and Bradstreet continue to publish boutique projects for their publishing arm (see Shock Festival) while also developing projects and creating IP’s for film, including The Devil’s Commandos, by Bradstreet and screenwriter Todd Farmer.
2007 saw Bradstreet team up with the heavy metal band Iron Maiden to produce the cover artwork for their fourteenth studio album, A Matter Of Life And Death. In 2009, Bradstreet again reinvented himself illustrating the short story collection, Robert E. Howard’s El Borak And Other Desert Adventures for Del Rey - And released his long awaited follow-up to the art book collection Maximum Black, with ARCHETYPE|Iconic Images and Cinematic Illustration Volume II.
Tim is very hard at work as regular cover artist of the following monthly tiles, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, Star Trek, Jennifer Blood, True Blood, and Escape From New York, and he continues to distinguish himself as regular cover artist of the ongoing novel series, Rogue Angel (Gold Eagle).
Tim is currently working on illustrating and writing the novelization of his long-awaited horror/adventure epic, Red Sky Diary.