Bill Koeb


Bill Koeb will be instructing at the Summer 2016 Illustration Academy Workshop 

Bill Koeb will be instructing at the Summer 2016 Illustration Academy Workshop 

Bill Koeb is an American painter, illustrator, and sequential artist whose work includes illustrations for Washington City Paper, The Village Voice, and Bill Graham Presents. His paintings have been exhibited in shows in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He has illustrated stories for the Marvel Comics' series Clive Barker's Hellraiser, the Vertigo miniseries Faultlines and Allen Moore's song, "Hair of the Snake That Bit Me". He created the artwork for the character Sarah in the film The Crow: City of Angels (1996). 

He did the first of several painted stories and covers for the horror fiction anthology Clive Barker's Hellraiser, from Marvel Comics' Epic Comics imprint, that same year, beginning with the 17-page story "The Pleasures of Deception", by Philip Nutman, in issue #2 (no date; 1990). In addition to the series, Koeb painted the 18-page story "For My Son", written by Frank Lovece, for Clive Barker's Hellraiser Summer Special #1 (1992). That story appears in Checker Publishing's Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Collected Best, Volume 1 (ISBN 0-9710249-2-8), though with the last page inexplicably missing; the complete story appears in an authorized, free online version from web publisher Wowio.[6]

Other comics work includes pencil-and-ink art for writer Lee Marrs' six-issue miniseries Faultlines (May-Oct. 1997), published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint; and the cover and writer Alan Moore's eight-page story "The Hair of the Snake That Bit Me" in Caliber Press' Negative Burn #17 (1995), reprinted in the 1998 Caliber one-shot Alan Moore's Songbook. Additionally, Koeb painted the cover and the 28-page story of Marvel/Epic's Interface #7 (Nov. 1990); drew the parody comic Aesop's Desecrated Morals #1 (Rip Off Press, 1993); and inked Tom Sutton on DC Comics' The Hacker Files #11-12 (June–July 1993)