Heavy Metal, Doctor Who

Chris Achilléos is a Greek Cypriot born British illustrator, painter and movie conceptual artist.

Over the past 40 years, he has created some of the best loved fantasy and glamour art, is acknowledged as one of the top fantasy artists in the world, and has created some of the most iconic covers for both HEAVY METAL magazine and DOCTOR WHO’s Target Novelisations.  Achilleos worked as a conceptual/costume artist for the adult animation cult movie HEAVY METAL 1980 and is best know for his famous painting of the heroine Taarna, commissioned for the movie poster. Other movies include the fantasy film Willow, and the historical dramas King Arthur and The Last Legion.

Chris has not only illustrated book covers, his art has also appeared on covers for games, videos and rock albums, as well as on the front cover of many magazines. His works adorned hundreds of fantasy book covers in the seventies and eighties, including novels by Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael Moorcock.


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