Paul Grist

Paul Grist
Born (1960-09-09) 9 September 1960
Sheffield, England
Nationality English
Area(s) Writer, Artist
Notable works
Jack Staff

Paul Grist (born 9 September 1960) is a British comic book creator, noted for his hard-boiled police series Kane and his unorthodox superhero series Jack Staff.


Grist was born in Sheffield, England. His first work was published in the 1980s by DC Thomson and Fleetway. His early work also includes St. Swithin's Day (written by Grant Morrison and published by Trident Comics), Grendel: Devil in Our Midst (written by Steven T. Seagle and published by Dark Horse Comics), and a Judge Dredd adventure, Kinky Boots authored by Robbie Morrison.

He later founded his own publishing company, Dancing Elephant Press, under which Kane and Jack Staff were first published, but both titles later moved to Image Comics.[1] He also published Burglar Bill under the Dancing Elephant umbrella (though it had partly appeared in an earlier form published by Trident Comics).

Grist's art is notable for its spare - sometimes stiff - style, heavy use of shadow, and inventive layouts. His writing is marked by a penchant for sudden cuts between events occurring in different time periods, without the gradual transitions common to the comic book medium. Following the structure of Grist's stories can be a challenge, but he provides subtle visual clues to aid the alert reader.


Comics work includes:

Panels from Kane (1994)
  1. New Eden
  2. Rabbit Hunt
  3. Histories
  4. Thirty Ninth
  5. The Untouchable Rico Costas & Other Short Stories
  6. Partners
  1. Everything Used to Be Black & White (352 pages, February 2004, ISBN 1-58240-335-X)
  2. Soldiers (160 pages, November 2004, ISBN 1-58240-392-9)
  3. Echoes Of Tomorrow (200 pages, January 2007, ISBN 1-58240-719-3)
  4. Rocky Realities (224 pages, March 2010, ISBN 1-60706-148-1)

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