Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Williams, Kent

(1962-    ) US illustrator with a delicate, loose, watercolour style. His early work appeared in Epic Illustrated, Heavy Metal and other magazines. He provided cover illustrations for Penguin Books and Bantam Books. His work has regularly been exhibited in the Society of Illustrators' annual exhibition and his cover painting for Iris Murdoch's The Good Apprentice (1987) was awarded the society's Silver Medal. He has produced art for a number of comic books, the most successful of which is Blood: A Tale (#1-#4, 1987-1988), written by J M DeMatteis, in which the calmness of some of his charmingly painted nude figures is in stark contrast to the unpleasantness of the story. [RT]

Kent Williams


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