Björn Barends was born in Germany in 1982. His passion for art began at a young age and has been obsessed with the creation of the macabre, the weird and the monstrous.
At age of thirty, he began working full-time as a commercial illustrator and freelance artist. This set his foundation as an artist and throughout his early years as he focused primarily on Indian ink, watercolors and airbrush.
Today Björn works mostly digital in 2D and in 3D creating fantasy, scifi and dark art images for novels, games, toys and comics. He has worked for CoolMiniOrNot (CMON), Modiphius Entertainment Ltd, McFarlaneToys/McFarlane Productions, Topcow and Image Comics.
Björn is represented by Scott's Collectables. He is always open to new projects, requests and commissions. Original art and published pieces are also available. For further information, please contact us via email@example.com
What was the first comic you bought?
I grew up with Asterix and Lucky Luke comics. I wasn't allowed to read superhero comics because my mom thought they were too violent... and then Spawn came out. The first time I held a Spawn comic in my hands I was in love and I begged my parents until they let me buy a copy.
Favourite character to draw?
Aside from Spawn, I guess it would be Lobo, evil but also kind of funny
Biggest artistic influences?
Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, Simon Bisley, Gerald Brom, Frank Frazetta, HR Giger, Ashley Wood and many many others.
Favourite convention snack?
I honestly try to hold back on the food at conventions, but that doesn't work out so well, so everything that's on offer there.
19th - 22nd May
17th - 19th June
25th - 28th August
25th - 27th November