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Tim Bradstreet Bio


Eisner Award nominated illustrator ,Tim Bradstreet, was born February 16, 1967 in Cheverly, Maryland. Primarily a self-taught illustrator, he has been working professionally since graduating from high school in 1985. Forgoing institutional art instruction, Tim joined Fantasmagraphics in 1986, where he worked for two years with fellow illustrator Steve Venters. Under the guidance of Venters, Tim began illustrating role-playing games, honing his skills while pursuing his lifelong ambition to draw comics. In 1990 he hit the ground running with industry legend Tim Truman on Dragon Chiang, and never looked back.

Over the last twenty years Tim Bradstreet has illustrated everything from trading cards and comic books, to book covers and movie posters. He began illustrating role-playing games with GDW’s Twilight 2000 and FASA’s Shadowrun. Tim’s ground-breaking work on White Wolf’s Vampire: The Masquerade established him as a critical and pop-culture favorite, and it wasn’t long before he began illustrating for major comic publishers. Tim has since drawn for hundreds of comic and game related projects including Activision’s Vampire: Bloodlines vid game, Dark Horse’s Hard Looks, Another Chance to Get It Right (With Author Andrew Vachss), and Star Wars, Clive Barker’s Age of Desire, Marvel's The Punisher and Blade, and Vertigo’s Gangland, Unknown Soldier, Human Target, and Hellblazer. In 1997 Tim was voted Best Artist By the Horror Writers Guild of America. In 2000 Tim joined director Guillermo Del Toro as a conceptual artist to help visualize the film "Blade 2." In the fall of 2003 Tim began work on a string of movie posters for the Marvel/Lion’s Gate film, The Punisher. A rare opportunity to influence the film version of a character he had so deftly impacted in comics. Bradstreet is now realizing a long time dream to work in film as a conceptual artist and designer, counting directors Guillermo Del Toro (Blade 2, Hellboy), Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile), Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), and Jonathan Hensleigh (The Punisher) among his many admirers.
Bradstreet also remains the regular cover artist for two books, Marvel’s The Punisher and Vertigo/DC’s Hellblazer. He has contributed over 70 covers for each title in the last half decade and has left an indelible mark on both characters. Bradstreet’s run on Hellblazer recently ended but he begins a new chapter with Dark Horse Comics’ “Criminal Macabre” and it’s main character Cal Macdonald, as the regular monthly cover artist

As of now Tim is hard at work creating more movie posters, doing conceptual art for film and video games, Currently he is inking and illustrating covers for BAD PLANET alongside co-creator's Steve Niles, Thomas Jane, and Lewis Larosa

Bradstreet also has his sights set on taking his character Gallows and the story of Red Sky Diary to the silver screen. Tim and wife Missy reside in San Diego, California.

Interests

film, film scores.