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Glyn Dillon

Glyn Dillon

Artist, writer
Glyn Dillon
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Intro Artist, writer
Is Comics artist
From United Kingdom
Type Humor
Gender male
Birth 1971
Age 49 years
Siblings: Steve Dillon
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Glyn Dillon (born 1971) is a British costume designer, as well as a comics and film storyboard and concept artist, best known for his work on the Star Wars films The Force Awakens and Rogue One, as well as his 2012 graphic novel The Nao of Brown.

Early life

Glyn Dillon's father was a signwriter; his older brother Steve Dillon was also a comics artist.


Dillon got his first job in comics at the age of 17, and worked in comics for seven years, drawing "Planet Swerve", a strip about "art students in space" written by Alan Martin, for Deadline, and work for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, including the miniseries Egypt with writer Peter Milligan and Shade, the Changing Man with the same writer. He drew part of "The Kindly Ones" story arc in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series.

In the mid-1990s he left comics and worked in film and television, primarily as a storyboard and concept artist, as well as a period directing music promos for Ridley Scott's RSA Films. He shared a studio in London with Jamie Hewlett, and did some work on Hewlett's Gorillaz music and animation project. In 2007 a gallery of his work appeared in the comic art magazine Swallow, and he began work on his graphic novel, The Nao of Brown. The story of a young woman with Primarily Obsessional OCD, it was published by SelfMadeHero in 2012 and won the Special Jury Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2013. In 2013 he started working as a concept artist in the costume dept on Jupiter Ascending, he then went on to work, in the same capacity, on Kingsman: The Secret Service. He then became chief concept artist in the costume dept on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, for which, among other designs, he originated antagonist Kylo Ren's mask, before being promoted to co-costume designer, alongside Dave Crossman, on the Star Wars film Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story.


  • 2013: Angoulême Festival, Jury's Special Prize, for The Nao of Brown
  • 2013: British Comics Awards, Best Book Category, for The Nao of Brown
  • 2012: Broken Frontier Awards, Best Graphic Novel Category, for The Nao of Brown
  • 2014: Treviso Comic Book Festival, Best Foreign Book Award, for "The Nao of Brown"
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