Welcome to wnichols.com
Official website of acclaimed illustrator Wayne Nichols

September 4, 2012

CBR Article about a recent tattoo design I created.

"Star Wars" Artist Wayne Nichols Goes to War.


September 1, 2012

The Crow Commission - A4 Ink Wash.


August 3, 2012

The first chapter of my new graphic novel College Hill written by fellow Brisbane creator Sam Atkinson is out now! Click the image below to preview the cover Artwork.

August 1, 2012

Pinup commission for great new Australian comic series WINTER CITY.

July 26, 2012

Cover Artwork for Falling Skies: Battle of Fitchburg #8
published by Dark Horse Comics.

June 14, 2012

Recent Spawn & Rocketeer commissions.

November 4, 2011

This weekend, I'll be appearing as a guest at Supanova Brisbane 2011.
I'll have original artwork for sale from Ryder on the Storm, FVZA and Church of Hell as well as sketchbooks + Art prints.

June 22, 2011

Completed 5 pages of Astonishing Xmen. The pages are up FOR SALE.
Please contact me at wayneanichols@gmail.com for pricing and to purchase.

May 20, 2011

Recently wrapped pencilling Abattoir for Radical Comics. Click the image below to preview.


April 6, 2011

I'll be selling some of my original artwork from FVZA and Ryder on the Storm via comicartfans.com. Click the link below to peruse the galleries and drop me an email at wayneanichols@gmail.com if you find a page you're interested in!


March 4, 2011

Wha-hey! I got an award for best artist in 2010 for Ryder on the Storm
from the website Ain't It Cool News
Big thanks to Lyzard for the nomination!


January 10, 2011

Ryder on the Storm #2 is out now from Radical Comics.
Click the image below to preview.


October 1, 2010

Ryder on the Storm Issue #1 is out next Wednesday!!!

Written by: David Hine
Illustrated by: Wayne Nichols
Published by Radical Comics

Click the image below for a 5 page preview.


August 24, 2010

A couple of recent Marvel character commissions. The Mighty Thor & Daredevil.


July 28, 2010

Ryder on the Storm #0 Premier Issue now available.

CBR has a 5 page preview up: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=5903&disp=table

From the team that brought you FVZA, a special $1.00 preview comic for the upcoming three-issue, bi-monthly miniseries, brimming with elements of H.P. Lovecraft, mixed into a noir mystery.

Ryder on the Storm follows Ryder, a private eye hired by the beautiful femme fatale Katrina Petruska to investigate the horrifically bizarre suicide of her lover, Michael Hudson. Ryder’s journey to solve the case and finish Hudson’s work leads him to discover a truth more sinister and terrifying than he could ever have imagined – daemons walk among us. Now he must team up with the last daemon hunter, Charles Monk, to take down the cabal of ancient evil controlling the city while struggling to reconcile the dark side of his own nature.

Mature Readers
Price: $1.00
Page Count: 16, no ads
Format: Full Color

Ask your local comic shop to order in a copy, or you
can buy it direct from Radical Publishing here


June 3, 2010

Currently pencilling Ryder on the Storm for Radical Comics.
3 issue mini-series. Double sized first issue in stores soon!


June 1, 2010

www.wnichols.com has been chosen by the National Library of Australia to be included in PANDORA, Australia's Web Archive.

PANDORA was set up by the Library in 1996 to enable the archiving and provision of long-term access to online Australian publications, and to ensure that Australians have access to their documentary heritage now and in the future.


March 19, 2010

FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #3 will arrive in stores on March 24 from Radical Publishing. The issue is written by David Hine, with pencils by Wayne Nichols, layouts by Roy Allan Martinez, paints by Kinsuh Loh and Jerry Choo and covers by Clint Langley and Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic.

Here's how Radical describes the issue:

"The final showdown between the living and the undead! When Hugo Pecos and the FVZA discover the plans of the European vampire council to infect the United States, they quickly locate the underground headquarters of the vampires in the city. As Landra and Vidal split into two squads to thwart the sinister plot of the undead, they realize that there is far more to their mission than simply extermination. A stunning revelation, a tragic death and a shocking betrayal await Landra as she journeys into the belly of the beast to battle the bloodthirsty and ruthless Chaucer and the queen vampire herself -- Yaelis."

FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #3 will be 48 pages and will cost $4.99. 


January 19, 2010

FVZA #2 is out now!

Written by David Hine. Penciled by yours truly and Roy Allan Martinez. Special mention must go to the amazing colours in this book by Kinsun Loh & Jerry Choo.


January 17, 2010

I was lucky enough to be a part of Andi Ewington's magnum opus Forty-Five, alongside a line-up of exceptional artists that reads like a veritable who's who of British comics (Jock, Liam Sharpe, John Higgins, Charlie Adlard, Trevor Hairsine, etc,etc)


Forty-Five is in-stores this month!


January 10, 2009

Church of Hell #1 & 2 are being re-coloured for collection in the TPB and wow, its looking amazing so far. Major props to colourist Ryan Brown.

Church of Hell #3 is in stores now, written by Alan Grant and drawn by Glenn Fabry.


September 21, 2009

GenCon OZ was a blast! Big congrats to the organizers for putting on such a cool event and many thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth to talk comics and buy stuff :)
Mad busy for the next month pencilling FVZA #3 for Radical Comics. It's based on the popular website FVZA.org and written by comics superstar David Hine (Civil War: X-Men, Spider-Man Noir, Arkham Asylum). Upcoming projects include album artwork for industrial rock band Devilution http://www.myspace.com/devilutiontheband and Zombie House Party concept artwork for Renegade Arts Entertainment

November 10, 2008

Church of Hell #1 officially goes on sale in January 2009 and is now available for pre-ordering through this months (NOV 08) Previews magazine on page 221. Order Code: NOV083839

Im working with an all-star team on this book - The script is written by the legendary ALAN GRANT and the covers are being painted by the equally legendary SIMON BISLEY and GLENN FABRY! Since its a first issue and Berserker is a relatively small new publisher, you might have to ask your retailer specifically to get the book in for you.

The official Church of Hell comic website is up an running, with concept art and interior page previews, and will be updated with new artwork and other good stuff in the weeks and months ahead.

"They say if you repent your sins, you'll be forgiven. They say if you're truly sorry, your evil will be cleansed away. But it's not only God who loves a sinner...and when you enter the Church of Hell, you don't come out with a smile on your face. Unless the Devil has cut you a new mouth."


November 3, 2008

The amazing Colin Wilson, my brother Adam and I (in the middle) at the 2008 Armageddon expo in Melbourne. We had a rad time (yes, the word rad is back baby!) and it was a pleasure to chat and sketch for the fans and meet all the amazing comic talent in Melbourne. And congrats to the organizers for putting on such a great show!

September 2, 2008


Coming soon from BERSERKER COMICS

August 27, 2008

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed TPB is now available instores.

And my brother Adam and I get a mention in the new Star Wars zone on darkhorse.com for our involvement in The Force Unleashed graphic novel and console game (I pencilled 18 pages in the graphic novel and Adam was a concept artist on the game)


August 5, 2008

I've updated the pencils gallery with a few recently completed commissions for 2008. You can view them in my gallery here!


July 17, 2008

Just completed work on the cover for Paul Bedfords book 'The List' Volume 2. You can view it in my gallery here!

April 22, 2008

Ace Comics in Brisbane will be hosting an in-store signing next Saturday the 3rd of May to celebrate the recent launch of KATE LAWSON #1.

This signing coincides with international FREE COMIC BOOK DAY so everyone who stops in at Ace Comics on the day will receive a free comic book!! (limited to 'Free Comic Book Day' editions only)

KATE LAWSON writer Jonathan Lally and artist Wayne Nichols will both be there to sign copies between 11.00am and 2.00pm.

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to pick up a signed copy of KATE LAWSON!

Ace Comics & Games is located at:
Level 2, 121 Queen Street, Brisbane

For further enquiries:
Phone: (07) 3210 0939, or
Email: acecomics@gmail.com


April 7, 2008

Just got back from Supanova Brisbane and what a great time was had by all! We were run off our feet both days signing and selling books and posters as well as doing sketches for the fans. Special thanks to Jon and his wife Jess for sharing the booth with me and creating such a great Aussie character in Kate Lawson. To my brother Adam for his all his great help and positive advice over the weekend. To my beautiful partner Amy for the help and care and support that kept the whole thing running smoothly and especially for luring in all the fanboys to our booth!

And to everyone that stopped by the booth, thanks a million. It was a real pleasure to meet each and every one of you! Thanks for making the launch of Kate Lawson and my first Artbook such a great success.


March 31 , 2008

I will be appearing as a special guest at Supanova Brisbane April 4-6 to officially launch Kate Lawson and the Ship of Lost Souls issue One.
Kate Lawson creator Jonathan Lally and I will be on hand to discuss the creation of the book, and the big things we have in store for Kate's future!

I'll be selling limited edition prints at my booth in Artists Alley, as well as my art/sketchbook 'Selected Artwork Vol. 1' produced especially for the con.
I will also have plenty of original artwork on show including preview pages from my most recent projects, Exiles: Days of Then and Now from Marvel and Star Wars:The Force Unleashed from Dark Horse.

I'll be located in the Artists Alley during the duration of the weekend so be sure to drop by and say hi :)


January 6 , 2008


I hope a great time was had by one and all.

Second up, Exiles: Days of then and now is NOW AVAILABLE at local comic shops around the country.
I penciled chapters 6 and 8, which all up adds to a grand total of 5 pages ;) Still, it's significant for me, being my first work for Marvel. Plus, it's interesting to see my pencils inked by Scott Koblish and colored in the Marvel style by Sotocolor's A. Street.

And besides all that, Mike Raicht has crafted a really enjoyable tale, so go out and treat yourselves to a copy before they're all gone!


October 29 , 2007

I just got word that the debut issue of Afterburn from Red 5 Comics is solicited in the latest (November issue) of Previews magazine. It's written by Scott Chitwood & Paul Ens and penciled by me and it's due to hit comic stores in January!

They've got a post all about it on the Red 5 website which you can find here: http://www.red5comics.com/?p=153

Also, I recently penciled a chapter of Exiles: Days of then and now for Marvel Comics which is also in this months Previews magazine and due in comic stores January 2nd!

You can find it listed on the Marvel website here:


August 6, 2007

Finally back on home soil after a whirlwind trip to the USA that took in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas! Highlights included the Alcatraz Night tour, Disneyland, a helicopter flight into the Grand Canyon, Cirque du Soleil's Beatles Love and of course the mighty San Diego Comic-Con.


June 26, 2007

Less than a month to go till SanDiegoComicCon 2007. It's gonna be a blast!

Workwise, I've been keeping busy pencilling Afterburn for Red 5 Comics and completing Kate Lawson and the Ship of Lost Souls.


February 12, 2007


I've signed with white-hot new comic publisher Red 5 Comics to pencil the post apocalyptic action-adventure series: Afterburn.

Afterburn - When half the planet is destroyed by a solar flare, out of the ashes emerge the action adventures of Jake and his treasure-hunters for hire. Afterburn is written by Scott Chitwood and Paul Ens, drawn by Wayne Nichols ("Lady Supreme: Supreme Sacrifice"), with covers by "Rock Star of Illustration" Matt Busch.

Red 5 Comics is the creation of Paul Ens, former director of Lucasfilm's StarWars.com and Lucas Online, and Scott Chitwood, co-founder of TheForce.net and contributor to ComingSoon.net and SuperheroHype.com

Click here to visit the official Red 5 Comics website.


October 26, 2006

Been steadily working away on my graphic novel as well as keeping busy with various penciling and colouring jobs.

Check out the CG, Inks and Sketches sections of the gallery for new artwork. Cheers.


July 25, 2006

I'd like to thank the Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government through Arts Queensland for awarding me with a Creative Sparks Grant to go towards the writing and illustrating of my original graphic novel, Rumours of Whitmore.

Creative Sparks demonstrates a commitment by both agencies to develop artists and communities, and nuture Brisbane as a creative city.


December 20, 2005

Jaded Expressions Magazine have chosen me for the first edition of their Artist Showcase.

Click here to check it out.


November 6, 2005

Hello and welcome to www.wnichols.com.

I'll be updating soon with a stack of new art and some older stuff I've got lying about.

If you're interested in hiring me for a project or for a commission, you can contact me at: wayneanichols@gmail.com


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