Hello there Adventurers. Greetings! Welcome to the mighty Great Wizard's biography area for many of the contributory artists of the Fighting Fantasy Gamebook's. These pages will profile the current artists.
John Sibbick is a British freelance illustrator, who is perhaps best known for his reconstructions of prehistoric life in in books, magazines, museums, television and other media. He trained in Graphics and Illustration at Guildford College of Art in the south of England, followed by four years in design studios in London before becoming a freelance illustrator in 1972. His worked has spanned a variety of subjects ranging from educational to fantasy.
His original artwork has toured group shows like "Dinosaurs a Global View" and he has had many one man shows in the United Kingdom and Europe. He has had exhibitions in for example the Natural History Museum, London, the Museum of Scotland, Glasgow, the Gamagori Museum, Japan, and the Sea Dragons Gallery in Bristol. He designed the dragons for Animal Planet's The Last Dragon docudrama.
Amongst John's many publications are:-
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (1985)
Dinosaurs a Global View (1990)
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Pterosaurs (1991)
Prehistoric Life, the Rise of the Vertebrates (1994)
The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia (2001)
The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs (2005)
He has illustrated the covers and interior artwork for some of the most memorable books of Fighting Fantasy, including the Masks of Mayhem (cover), Crypt of the Sorcerer, Midnight Rogue (int&cover), Shadowmaster (cover), Dungeoneer (int&cover), Blacksand! (cover), and Allansia (cover). For many fan's, John's artwork is deeply embedded in the history of Fighting Fantasy as well as the role-playing genre. His illustrations, and cover artwork for Gamesworkshop and the Warhammer books produced some of his most outstanding work.
An exhibition of dinosaur of art by the leading natural history artist John Sibbick is currently being exhibited at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown between 20 July - 31 Oct 2009. Call (01983) 404344 or visit Dinosaur Isle for more information.
The Official John Sibbick Website