|EISNER AWARD NOMINEE |
(Artist - Detective Comics; Batman; Incredible Hulk; Daredevil: Reborn; Judge Dredd; Wonder Woman; The Losers; Scalped; Green Arrow; Faker; Nightwing; 2000 AD)
|Mark Simpson, known by the pen name Jock, is a British comics artist, best known for his work in 2000 AD and on The Losers.|
Jock began his professional career at 2000 AD, on series including Judge Dredd and Lenny Zero, the latter with writer Andy Diggle.
It was with Diggle that he got his big break in the American comic book market at DC Comics and their Vertigo imprint, working on The Losers and Green Arrow: Year One. Also at Vertigo and with Mike Carey, another former 2000 AD writer, Jock worked on an issue of Hellblazer and the Faker limited series, returning the character John Constantine in the graphic novel Hellblazer: Pandemonium with Jamie Delano. Following his run on Green Arrow he got more work on main DC universe titles, in particular two storylines on Detective Comics, the first featuring Batwoman and the second Batman.
The movie adaptation of The Losers opened worldwide in April 2010.
Jock has contributed concept paintings and key art to a number of film productions and promotional campaigns. These include Hancock, Battleship, the forthcoming Dune adaptation, Children of Men and Dredd.