(Artist/Writer – Grimjack, Jonah Hex, Hawk World, Star Wars, Killer Instinct)
Timothy Truman is known as one of the most original storytellers and stylists in the American comic book industry. As a writer and artist, he played a key role in developing the independent comics movement. His work on Grimjack was on the leading edge of the “grim and gritty” comics of the 1980’s. In 1985, Truman continued his tear through the indy scene with Scout, the near-future saga set against the background of a ravaged United States.
In 1989, Timothy took his brand of detailed, character-driven adventure to DC for Hawkworld, for which he received the 1991 European Haxtur Award. His interest in frontier and Native American history led him to write, draw, and self publish the highly-regarded graphic novel Wilderness: the True Story of Simon Girty, a biography of the infamous Revolutionary War-era renegade. Timothy continued to explore Western themes with best-selling author Joe R. Lansdale. Their brilliant take on DC Western anti-hero Jonah Hex won the Bram Stoker Award in 1996. The duo also worked together on The Lone Ranger and Tonto. Other projects have included Star Wars, The Spider, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, The Prowler, The Kents, Black Lamb, and Justice League: Gatekeeper, two new Grimjack epics, Killer Instinct and The Manx Cat and Dark Horse Comics’ bestselling Conantitles. In 2011, Timothy teamed up with his son Benjamin produced A Man Named Hawken, an acclaimed horror-western graphic novel for IDW.
As a commercial illustrator, Timothy has painted book covers for Bantam Books, Subterranean Press and Learning A-Z and CD jackets for Rhino Records and others, contributing artwork to projects from the Grateful Dead, Santana, Hot Tuna, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Hunter, and Irish blues guitarist Rory Gallagher.
In 2016, Timothy signed a feature film option with Studio 8 for his legendary comic book series, Scout. Currently, he is painting covers for the comic book adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale’s Bubba Ho-Tep and working on two collections of his non-comics illustration work for IDW. He and Benjamin Truman are preparing a Kickstarter campaign for the long-awaited sequel to Scout, Scout: Marauder.
For more information about Timothy and his work, visit his website at www.timothytruman.com or follow him on Facebook.