The National Portrait Gallery Exhibits Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Jamie Hewlett, Steve Dillon, Brett Ewins, Alan Moore, Melinda Gebbie And Posy Simmonds

We've featured the work of comic book creator, designer and photographer Steve Cook on this site many a time.

But we are not lone, it seems, in our appreciation. London's National Portrait Gallery has acquired a number of his photographs of comic book creators, and are running a feature on the man.

There is one person who intrigues me in particular and her name is Madonna. A strange twist of fate placed us in an empty train carriage to Tunbridge Wells a few years ago and we had a pretty deep conversation about life, the universe and everything as the lush, green English countryside rolled past the window. At that point she wasn't the pop star, but the children's author and that is how I'd like to photograph her.

Here are some of those acquired photographs, featuring Mark Millar

NPG x199051; Mark Millar by Steve Cook

Grant Morrison

NPG x139966; Grant Morrison by Steve Cook

And the launch of Deadline Magazine with the late Brett Ewins, Jamie Hewlett and Steve Dillon.

NPG x199050; 'Birth of Deadline' (Brett Ewins; Jamie Hewlett; Steve Dillon) by Steve Cook

Steve also tells us,

I'm designing logos for Vertigo and DC Comics and I've just contributed to a book about comic book logo design to be published by Random House.

A quick search of the NPG site also finds a photographic portrait of Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie by Jonathan Worth.

NPG x132711; Alan Moore; Melinda Gebbie by Jonathan Worth

And from Toby Greenville, Posy Simmonds.

NPG x125834; Posy Simmonds by Toby Glanville

The comic creators are coming to take your culture…


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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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