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Cliff Nielsen
American artist

Cliff Nielsen

Cliff Nielsen
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Intro American artist
Is Artist
From United States of America
Field Arts
Gender male
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Cliff Nielsen is an American book illustrator and comic book artist. The Internet Speculative Fiction Database credits him with cover art for about 500 book and magazine covers published since 1994 Nielsen is best known for his work on projects such as Star Wars, The X-Files, Chronicles of Narnia among many projects including advertising campaigns, designs, and magazines. His illustrations have been recognized for their excellence by the Society of Illustrators, Print, and Spectrum among others. Feature articles focusing on his work appear in design publications and fanzine magazines. Nielsen has been an international speaker on digital art and has served as a judge for the Society of Illustrators and a variety of professional illustration award programs. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

In 1995, the husband-and-wife team of Cliff and Terese Nielsen (since divorced) collaborated on Ruins, a Marvel Comics mini-series (two issues).


Nielsen's works are primarily created digitally. He has illustrated the covers of several books, including:

  • The Giver
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Star Wars
  • Star Trek
  • Wrinkle in Time
  • The Dark Tower series
  • The Mortal Instruments
  • The Infernal Devices
  • Shadowhunter Academy
  • Cirque Du Freak
  • Heir Apparent
  • Ranger's Apprentice
  • The Inheritance Trilogy
  • Tiger's Curse series
  • Blood and Chocolate
  • Demon in My View
  • Midnight Predator
  • Royal Street
  • Kiesha'ra Series
  • The Chronicles of Faerie
  • Buffy the Vampire Faerie
  • Jane Yellowrock Series
  • Touching Spirit Bear
  • The Last Hours

He has also illustrated some comic books, such as Marvel comic book Ruins.

Besides this, he was known for working in the magazine Carpe Noctem, and was interviewed as well as created a few covers. He is currently designing/writing a graphic novel known as Beloved, but it so far, has only shown at ComicCon. Nielsen has also illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.


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