Barry Renshaw is a UCLAN graduate living in the North West of England, a writer and artist working in comic book illustration, storyboarding and concept design using a mix of traditional and digital tools. Previous clients include Topps, Upper Deck, Dynamite, Rebellion A/S, Showmasters, and others.
He is currently working with Topps Cards as a Lucasfilm Officially Approved Star Wars Sketch Artist, and other sketchcard companies including Upper Deck and Dynamite Entertainment on multiple properties as diverse as rock legends KISS and The X-Files, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Alien franchise, with a number of projects scheduled for publication in 2020 with various publishers. He is providing fully painted art for a four issue US Format miniseries called Lytton from Cutaway Comics, scripted by the legendary Doctor Who writer and script editor Eric Saward.
A long time supporter of the UK comics scene, his artwork can be found in a number of independent publications from Accent UK, FutureQuake Press and others, as well as providing material for Judge Dredd The Megazine, The Official UK Star Trek Magazine, Comics International and Multiverse Magazine. For nearly ten years he edited and published the Engine Comics line of comic books and the independent comics news magazine REDEYE. He has chaired panels on independent publishing and hosted cartoon workshops for children and adults, and provided dozens of articles and interviews for publication (see CREDITS).
He has storyboarded numerous short films and features, most notably the theatrically released Splintered (2010) directed by Simeon Halligan, critically acclaimed Judge Dredd inspired film Judge Minty (2013) directed by Steven Sterlacchini, and the short film The Box (2015), directed by Shaune Harrison, which was entered into the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. He also storyboarded the 2017 Search and Destroy: A Strontium Dog Fanfilm.
He lives with his long suffering partner, incredibly smart daughter and an indifferent cat. He likes tea of various origins and to be surrounded by vintage Star Wars toys.
To discuss your project, availability and current rates, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.