World Famous Artist Works On Local Publication

Launching this summer in India, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, USA & UK, Fluid Friction Comics have announced that the first issue of their debut series DevaShard: At First Light will feature the artwork of world famous artist Simon Bisley on the cover.

Simon Bisley made his name in the comic book world with his work on 2000AD in the 1980’s and especially on the characters Slaine, the Horned God and Judge Dredd. From there he went on to work on a wide selection of the world's best known comic books, including Batman during the 1990's at which time he was specially selected to portray the Dark Knight when he was being reinvented as the darker hero we know today. Other important titles he has worked on include the Heavy Metal fantasy art magazines, X-Men and later Wolverine.

In addition to his extensive work in the comic book field, he has also worked on the crossovers between comic, film and game. This has included storyboarding and artwork for both of the Heavy Metal movies and artwork for videogames like Speedball, the cult classic game from the 80's which helped to revolutionise alternative sporting games.

This is the first time ever that a Hong Kong produced graphic novel has featured the artwork of one of the great Western comic artists. It signifies the beginning of a new era in comics where art and storylines can finally transcend the traditional barriers between East & West and truly universal products can be produced.

Spencer Douglass, business development manager at Fluid Friction had the following to say: "It is an honour to be able to work with one of the greatest artists in the modern comic industry. He is one of the few comic artists from the West who has had a long time fanbase among artists in Hong Kong and this is one of the reasons we initially approached him."

Simon Bisley said that he has been very happy to work on this revolutionary product and looks forward to the launch of DevaShard: At First Light. He is also excited that this new venture brings in the opportunity to meet his fans in Asia and to help foster closer ties between fans and artists in both parts of the world.


Fluid Friction is dedicated to producing innovative and original graphic novels. Based in the heart of Hong Kong, the company's specialised in-house team takes a unique approach to the creative process behind graphic novel production, working on every stage from the first conceptual discussion through to the release of each finished product. Fluid Friction’s creative minds are dedicated to producing graphic novels of the very highest calibre, with strong storylines and outstanding artwork.

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