British comic artist and writer John Higgins has worked on some of the biggest titles that reside on almost every comic fans bookshelf; Watchmen, Batman: The Killing Joke and copious amounts of 2000AD to name but a few.

Johns first comic book art was published in Brainstorm Comix in 1975, his first cover came in '77 for 2000 AD No. 43 and by 1981 he was getting regular work at 2000 AD and doing covers for Marvel UK.

In the mid-eighties he joined the 'British Invasion' of artist making their name in the American market.

John holds the distinction of having worked as the colour artist on Dave Gibbons art for Alan Moore's Watchmen, for which he won the Mekon Award for Best Colourist & The Harvey Award for Best Colourist in 1988, and Brian Bolland's art for Batman: The Killing Joke, once again receiving The Harvey Award for Best Colourist in 1989. His work in the American market increased over the years, with work coming from independent publishers such as Darkhorse, working in gouache for 'The Thing from Another World’ proving his abilities in mixed media are as prevalent as his skills with colour and words.

Higgins has also provided artwork for animation, film and book covers, as well as an award-winning series of Royal Mail stamps commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

"While a great illustration almost inevitably tells a story, John's storytelling skills extend far beyond single images."

Dave Gibbons

We are delighted and excited to announce John has given us a select few pages of original art from his archive spanning decades and multiple publications. These include some of the iconic painted cover and interior pages from the The Thing from Another World, pages from Hellblazer, Judge Dredd, Scarlett Witch and more.

Browse and buy from the current selection below or if you'd like to discuss purchasing any original artwork, please get in touch via the contact us button below or call our art specialist Steve on 07850 012 686.

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