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Frazer Irving (born 1970) is a British comic book artist known for the series Necronauts, published by the British magazine 2000 AD. After breaking into the American market he has worked on a number of superhero titles, including a series of collaborations with Grant Morrison.

Frazer Irving
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BornFrazer Alex Irving
1970 (age 48–49)[citation needed]
Ilford, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Area(s)Penciller, Inker, Colorist
Notable works
Judge Death
The Simping Detective
Silent War
Seven Soldiers: Klarion the Witch Boy
AwardsNational Comics Award, 2001, 2002
Diamond Comics Award 2002, 2004



A native of Ilford, Essex, Irving studied art at the University of Portsmouth, England, after which he took various temporary jobs in London.[1]

He worked on Storming Heaven, a psychedelic tale based around Timothy Leary and Charles Manson (written by Gordon Rennie), and The Simping Detective and From Grace written by Simon Spurrier.[2]

He has done illustration work for RPG companies like Wizards of the Coast, Hogshead Publishing and Guardians of Order, as well as small press publications like The End Is Nigh. He also does animations on Flash for advertising agencies.

Irving's style owes something to the art of Bernie Wrightson, but with a computer-driven edge. His work on Seven Soldiers: Klarion the Witch Boy was commented by writer Grant Morrison as follows:

I've loved his work since I first saw it in 2000 AD and it's great to see him develop a following in US comics. I've wanted to work with Frazer for a long time. He's a truly unique artist and the work he's doing on Klarion is mind-blowing. He's doing all the color work himself and has one of the most amazing senses of design and storytelling I've ever come across."[3]

This led to further work for both Marvel and DC Comics, including the Iron Man: The Inevitable mini-series written by Joe Casey,[4] and Silent War, a six-issue mini-series featuring the Inhumans, written by David Hine.[5][6] As part of the Battle for the Cowl storyline he provided the art for the Azrael mini-series written by Fabian Nicieza.[7]

Irving is responsible for the artwork on the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential phase CD release of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series adaptation.

He also provided the art on an arc of Grant Morrison's Batman & Robin series for DC Comics, which was initially announced as following Philip Tan's arc,[8] but was the pushed back to after Cameron Stewart's run on the series[9][10] and was finally confirmed to be in the issues after Andy Clarke's stint, starting with No. 13,[11] in addition to drawing the second issue of The Return of Bruce Wayne.[12] Other projects include the X-Men one-shot which was part of Brian Reed's Timestorm 2009-2099,[13] the first and last issues of Phil Hester's Days Missing for Archaia Studios,[14] and the new Xombi series for DC Comics.[15]


Interior comic work includes:

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  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ "Frazer Irving Interview". 2000 AD Review. 1 August 2003. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ The Pulse (8 September 2005). "Morrison's 7 Soldiers: Klarion". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Frazer Irving & Iron Man's Inevitable". The Pulse. 20 December 2005. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012.
  5. ^ "David Hine: Talking Silent War – Updated With Art". Newsarama. 17 November 2006. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007.
  6. ^ The Pulse (27 November 2006). "Frazer Irving's Silent War on Marvel Comics". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011.
  7. ^ Fabian Nicieza Unleashes Azrael, Comic Book Resources, 29 December 2008
  8. ^ Grant Morrison: The Batman and Robin to Come, Newsarama, 4 June 2009
  9. ^ A note about Batman & Robin, Cameron Stewart's Twitter, 11 September 2009
  10. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (22 September 2009). "Frazer Irving Confirmed for "Batman and Robin"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  11. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (4 June 2010). "THE BAT SIGNAL: Frazer Irving". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  12. ^ Segura, Alex (18 March 2010). "Who's drawing BATMAN AND ROBIN next? Plus some BRUCE WAYNE news…". The Source. DC Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  13. ^ Richards, Dave (6 May 2009). "Reed Talks Timestorm 2099 One-Shots". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
  14. ^ Manning, Shaun (18 June 2009). "Frazer Irving on "Days Missing"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
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