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BJÖRN BARENDS

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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 daniel@scottscollectables.co.uk

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.

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SELECTED GALLERY

Spawn #331
Spawn #331

Image Comics

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Gunslinger Spawn #2
Gunslinger Spawn #2

Image Comics

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King Spawn #7
King Spawn #7

Image Comics

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Spawn 319
Spawn 319

Image Comics

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Batman #118
Batman #118

DC Comics

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Ghostrider Vengeance Forever
Ghostrider Vengeance Forever

Marvel Comics

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Carnage
Carnage

Marvel Comics

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Punisher #1
Punisher #1

Marvel Comics

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Dr Strange
Dr Strange

Marvel Comics

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Alien #1
Alien #1

Marvel Comics

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COMMISSION EXAMPLES

CONVENTION APPEARANCES

Megacon Orlando
Megacon Orlando

19th - 22nd May

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Fan Expo Dallas
Fan Expo Dallas

17th - 19th June

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Fan Expo Canada
Fan Expo Canada

25th - 28th August

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Fan Expo San Francisco
Fan Expo San Francisco

25th - 27th November

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Lizard
Lizard

Blank commission

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Penguin
Penguin

Blank commission

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Violator
Violator

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ENQUIRIES

For any queries in regards to signings, collaboration projects, convention appearances, publisher requests, commissions and original art sales please contact daniel@scottscollectables.co.uk. Or find him on Facebook by joining our Facebook group.