Bacchus, by Eddie Campbell

Eddie Campbell was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but has lived in Australia for many years. He began his career in the alternative comics scene of the 1970s and 1980s, publishing fanzines like Fast Fiction!, Gag! and Flick. Until the early 1990s, he contributed to reviews like Escape and Knockabout, and to the independent publishers Mad Dog, Fantagraphics, ACME Press, and Aardvark/Vanaheim. He dealt with this era in his story 'How to be an Artist', published in The Staros Report and Dee Vee from 1997 on.

From Hell, by Eddie Campbell
'From Hell'. 

Campbell subsequently wrote 'Lucifer', illustrated by Phill Elliot and Paul Grist, and published by Harrier Comics, as well as 'Hellblazer', with art by Sean Phillips at DC/Vertigo. In 1998, he cooperated on 'The Spirit: The New Adventures' with the classic Will Eisner character at Kitchen Sink. In 1987, he created 'Bacchus', a character of over 4,000 years.

Eddie Campbell's BacchusEddie Campbell's Bacchus

Campbell made 'Bacchus' on his own, and later with artist Pete Mullins, in several publications of Harrier Comics and Dark Horse, such as Deadface, Trident, Dark Horse Presents and The Eyeball Kid. He began a monthly, self-published, comic book with the character in 1995. Around the same time, Campbell created his own label, called Eddie Campbell Comics, where he reprinted 'Bacchus' and where he began working on a series on autobiographical comics.

comic art by Eddie Campbell
Comic art by Eddie Campbell. 

Campbell has cooperated on several outstanding productions with the writer Alan Moore since the late 1980s. Together, they made 'From Hell' for the Australian magazine Taboo. The publication of this comic, about Jack the Ripper, was cancelled in 1992 because it was too violent, but did find its way to the audience through comic books published by Mad Love/Tundra and Mad Love/Kitchen Sink.

From Hell, by Eddie CampbellFrom Hell, by Eddie Campbell
'From Hell'. 

'From Hell' won the Ignatz Award for "Outstanding Graphic Novel Or Collection" at the Small Press Expo 2000 and the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album (Reprint). It was made into a movie that debuted in October, 2001. Campbell and Moore then cooperated on 'The Birth Caul' and 'Snakes & Ladders'. Eddie Campbell launched the magazine Egomania in 2002.

Eddie Campbell and his collaborators
Eddie Campbell and his collaborators, from left to right: Lizzie, Eddie, Pete Mullins, a 'spy from Deevee Press', Annette, and Minty Moore

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