iFanboy Upstarts: Nick Bradshaw

Although the story is what ties comic books together, it’s the art and the artist that make comic books a reality … and a beautiful one at that. For writers it takes years to mature into a hot talent, but there’s been several occasions where artists have literally become an a-lister with their first handful of pages. And with iFanboy, we point out some of the new and (relatively) unknown talents out there who are inches away from becoming a big star.

This week, we profile artist Nick Bradshaw. Bradshaw’s been popping up in X-Men annuals and Astonishing X-Men as of late, but got his start years before on the indie scene with a 2004 Army of Darkness series. Breaking in with a style simpatico to superstar J. Scott Campbell, DC/Wildstorm quickly enlisted him to take over for Campbell on several Danger Girl series. After doing a short-lived creator-owned series called Rokkin, Bradshaw left comics in 2007 to work as an in-house artist for a casino game designer called Spielo. The new mechanics of gambling games can be found here islandmix.com. After years away, the artist returned with some small work on Legendary Talespinners before getting noticed by Marvel. After doing some X-men work and pin-ups, Bradshaw’s next big assignment is drawing the upcoming Wolverine & The X-Men series, following up Chris Bachalo.

Mixing bits of J. Scott Campbell, Art Adams, Jon Bogdanove with his own unique flair, Nick Bradshaw’s art is something to behold.

Have a look!



  1. Nice pages.

    Bradshaw looks like he is going to be the ‘go to’ guy in November when it comes to covers. Plus his style is ‘Laufente-lite’ if you ask me.

  2. Ahh… Looked at the art before I read the top and thought it looked REALLY familiar but I couldn’t figure out why, then I saw the J. Scott Campbell reference and it made sense. i don’t think I like the way he has a lot of the faces drawn, but i really like how he draws everything else.

  3. Wow I like the mix of realism and cartoon. Almost Art Adams or even Gabriel Rodriguez mixed with Marvel Super Hero Squad lol. Ridiculously detailed backgrounds too.

  4. I find his stuff looks better in black and white.

  5. Wow. I can totally see the Art Adams influence. Damn this kid is good

  6. Is he really taking over Wolverine and the X-Men? I had not heard that before. Is that an iFanboy news exclusive?

  7. I can dig it. I love Bachalo, but there is no way he was going to be on WatXM longer than an arc

  8. I see some Ed McGuinness in there too. Very thick limbs with the same clean line style.

  9. The art looks amazing the only thing I don’t like is how he draws all tha faces to look like little kids.

  10. Love his WOnder Woman. And the one with all the Marvel heroes. Very unique, original style.

  11. sooooo glad Bachalo isnt going to be a permanent artist on this

  12. nice, i really like the inks

  13. I like his style for the most part, just can’t stand how he makes everyone’s face look like they’re 8.

  14. Very Arthur Adams-y.

    I really like the storytelling going on in the final image.

  15. I’ve been a big fan of his work since his Danger Girl and Rokkin days so was very happy to see him return to comics and start working at Marvel. I can’t wait for his turn on the Wolverine & X-Men book.

  16. I really like the images with all the giant monsters. Now I want him to draw a great Mole Man story!

  17. that is one YOUNG looking cyclops.. not diggin’ it.