Bill Willingham was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in 1956. His father being an army sergeant major, Bill Willingham moved a lot from base to base when he was young. He became a comic writer, creating series such as 'Elementals', 'Ironwood', 'Coventry', 'Proposition Player' and 'Fables'. He has worked together with artists like Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton, Mark Buckingham, and Mike Leeke. As an artist himself, he contributed to titles such as 'Aquaman', 'Iron Maiden' and 'Green Lantern'.