About the artist Toby Willsmer

‘I just let my imagination run riot... then draw it’

What I look like

Step into the world of Toby Willsmer, a professionally published illustrator known for his distinctive blend of traditional aesthetics and digital painting techniques. Toby's work showcases his proficiency in blending the two in his dynamic and vibrant style.

Born in the UK during the 70s, Toby found his passion for illustration at an early age through a love for comics and the energetic artwork contained within them. Today, his illustrations reflect the influence of those comics and demonstrate his ability to translate ideas into captivating visual images.

Toby's artistic style spans across various genres, including comics, graphic novels, book covers, album art, fantasy and sci-fi. However, children's books have yet to join his repertoire!

Clients include:

Rebellion logo 2000ad logo Spectrum Films logo Valiant logo ImagineFX logo Alien Books logo


Currently open for commercial and private commissions, contact me for all enquires.


Based in Wellington, New Zealand
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Articles & Interviews:

2000ad issue 2352

Latest 2000ad covers uncovered

Issue 2374

2000ad run a cover feature for each published issue. Breaking down the process for how my most recent cover art was created.

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Imagine FX magazine issue 234

Imagine FX magazine

Issue 234

Created a tutorial on how to use dramatic light and movement in an illustration.

Imagine FX magazine issue 232

Imagine FX magazine

Issue 232

Created a tutorial on lighting and how to use it in an illustration.

Submachine magazine issue 9

Submachine magazine

Issue 9

Interviewed as one of their featured artists.

Imagine FX magazine issue 219

Imagine FX magazine

Issue 219

Created a tutorial on movement and dynamics and how to capture them in an illustration.

Imagine FX magazine issue 211

Imagine FX magazine

2000ad 45 year special - Issue 211

Interviewed as a 2000ad artist to celebrate their 45th anniversary.

NZ Artist magazine issue 35

NZ Artist magazine

Volume 5 - Issue 35

Interviewed as one of their featured artists.