Liam Roger Sharp (born May 2, 1968) is a British comic book artist, writer, publisher, and some-time rock frontman. He lives in Derby, East Midlands) with his wife Christina, and three children, Matylda, Lorcan and Jeff.
Sharp made his debut in the 1980s for the famous science-fiction magazine 2000 AD after a year's apprenticeship with the legendary Don Lawrence, artist on the seminal Dutch comic "Storm". His works included many Judge Dredd stories, the origin of Finn, ABC Warriors series and one of Tharg's Future Shocks. Sharp's fame increased markedly when he moved to Marvel UK, for which he drew the famous mini-series Death's Head II. Thereafter he began working mainly in the United States on books as diverse as X-Men, Hulk, Spider-Man, Venom, Man-Thing (for Marvel Comics), Superman, Batman for DC Comics, and Spawn: The Dark Ages for Todd McFarlane.
Sharp has also worked on more mature themed books for Verotik, doing GOTH, Jaguar God and Frank Frazetta's "The Death Dealer". He briefly worked on a strip originated by Stan Winston. More recently he created the Wildstorm series The Possessed with writer Geoff Johns. A strip for Heavy Metal magazine, entitled "A-crazy-A" featuring Playboy model Tiffany Taylor - for which he provided the art and the script. Likewise for a short story in Vampirella magazine called "Winter Rose".
In 2004 Sharp set up his own publishing company, Mam Tor™ Publishing, with wife Christina McCormack to publish the artbook "Sharpenings: the Art of Liam Sharp".
After the early success with this, Sharp saw a hole in the comic book market for alternative independent comics, and together with designer Tom Muller and friend John Bamber set out to expand the company to start publishing more work. This saw the launch of the critically acclaimed and award winning anthology, Mam Tor: Event Horizon. Event Horizon features art by Glenn Fabry, Brian Holguin, Ash Wood, Simon Bisley, Alan Grant, Steve Niles, Emma Simcock-Tooth, Ali Powers, Kev Crossley, Lee Carter and Dave Kendall.
Sharp's most recent project is illustrating the well received DC Vertigo comic Testament written by Douglas Rushkoff.
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