Simon Sherry

Joined September 2007

Raised on a diet of Doctor Who, Tolkien, Dungeons & Dragons and comic books, Simon Sherry has been making monsters from the moment he...


The Game of Kings - Prequel comic begins today

For the better part of the last three years, I, along with a great team of fellow bubblers have been working on a chess-themed collaborative project called the Game of Kings. Featuring a board populated by creatures as varied as the backgrounds and skills of the artists involved, the second phase (the battle/chess game itself) wrapped up recently (you can explore the whole story starting from here)

However, as anyone who has explored the various pieces of the board, read their bios, or the additional prelude pieces contained within the GoK profile would discover, there is a wealth of untapped material concerning the two opposing armies and the worlds they inhabited before their climactic struggle began.

So, proving yet again that they are two of the mightiest contributors (or most foolha

Game of Kings - detail shots

As you may or may not have seen over here my fellow Game of Kings collaborator shared some close up shots from her first contribution to phase two. In that spirit, I thought I’d share a few closeup shots of my latest entry into the fray (click here for the full piece) As with Lily’s contribution, the maximum image size for RB doesn’t quite show off the details, so, here you go:

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to delve into the work already on display, and you like what you see here, I wholeheartedly recommend checking it out. There’s also a challenge you can take part in to contribute your own spin on the material (prizes and glory are also on offer).



After a ridiculous amount of planning, collaboration, blood, sweat and tears, the Game of Kings collaborative art project has started rolling out its second phase – the story itself.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we have been publishing individual parts of this story, accompanied by artwork from the team of artists. You can click on any of the thumbnails below to navigate to a particular entry.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Over the coming weeks, you’ll be seeing more artwork, writing, comic sequences and behind the scenes info. The whole group has put an incredible amount of effort into this project, and we’re very excited to finally share it with the public.


To celebrate going live with this phase of the project, we’ve opened up a special challenge.

The Game of Kings - the battle starts NOW!

Over 2 years of collaboration, over 20 artists, and over 60 individual pieces of work comprising the characters and their story are finally ready to go.

The Board has been set, and the Game begins!

PART ONE: the White Queen Enters the Field…
Click through for a larger view and to read the accompanying tale.
Art: thickblackoutline
Words: Danny Nolan

The story continues every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Melbourne time).

We hope you enjoy the ride – we’ve certainly enjoyed building it!

Evening Sketch update from the Tumblr blog

Hi all,

Some of you may have read that I’ve started a Tumblr blog. One of the main reasons for this is that I wanted a home for rough sketches to live.

So, if you head over to here you’ll see last night’s sketch review. I’ll be posting fairly regularly, so if you want more sketchy goodness, bookmark the page or follow along!

A couple of other sketches from the blog:


The Game of Kings - the battle begins 9 May!

Over two years ago, I decided it’d be fun to see if anyone was interested in collaborating in an art project with me. The initial idea was a simple one – I would create a series of characters representing the black side of a chess board, while a team of artists would do the same for the white. I figured that we’d end up with a fun cast of characters, tee designs, and call it a day.

Of course, I also had the fantasy-land idea that we could take it beyond this initial idea. We could take this chess set and play out the game, telling the tale in a series of artworks, and broadening the team as we went.

Fortunately for me, along with the artists involved, a wordsmith and madman by the name of Danny Nolan joined the party, writing up bios for the characters and helping establish crucial rel

My work will be sharing a wall with Frank Frazetta!

Some of you who are familiar with me and my work would know that fantasy art legend Frank Frazetta has been a massive influence. His powerful compositions, masterful use of colour and primordial characters shaped the ‘sword and sorcery’ sub-genre, most recognizable in his interpretation of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian. Sadly, Frank passed away last year, and the world lost one of the pillars of modern fantasy art.…

Late last year, Gallery Provocateur opened the doors for submissions to a tribute show that opens this weekend in Chicago, and out of a pool of 300 entries, mine made the final cut!

So, if you’re a fan of fantasy art and find yourself in Chicago between March 19 and June 15, I highly recommend checking it out. The collection features tribute pieces from some amazing ar

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