Boleslav Felix Robert “Bill” Sienkiewicz [pronounced sin-KEV-itch] (born May 3, 1958,) is an Eisner Award-winning American artist best known for his comic book work, primarily for Marvel Comics‘ The New Mutants and Elektra: Assassin. Sienkiewicz often utilizes oil painting, collage, mimeograph and other forms generally uncommon in comic books. Sienkiewicz broke into the comics business at age 19 with an art style heavily influenced by Neal Adams’ work.
In addition to his work in comics, Sienkiewicz has also worked in numerous other media. In 1995, he illustrated the Martin I. Green biography of Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix. The following year he provided the artwork for the Bruce Cockburn album The Charity of Night, and went on to provide album covers for RZA‘s Bobby Digital in Stereo (1998) and EPMD‘s Business as Usual (1990).
Sienkiewicz hasn’t done a huge amount of Batman work, unfortunately. He did contribute some interior pages to Batman #400, an anniversary issue that featured various artists:
He also wrote and drew a story for the original Batman:Black & White miniseries. In the last decade or so, Bill has drawn various covers for the Dark Knight (most recently for the Batman: Widening Gyre miniseries written by Kevin Smith), and has inked random issues here or there.
He also painted the below cover for a movie adaptation that didn’t deserve his talent:
And drew some sketches based on a movie that was worth his talents:
Bill Sienkiewicz: one of the most original, influential artists that comics has ever known.