William McMahon: Writing about myself’ in the third person. HeeHee!!
Many artists claim to have pushed the limits of sanity, but Bill actually has papers! Not to make light of mental illness, but the trials of bi-polar-ism have resulted in some growth and insight into human perception and reality (after he got my medication correct) that others, perhaps, have not encountered.
Bill started as a bit of a prodigy, doing his first commercial work at the age of 13. Always a voracious reader, (how many times is that old term going to be used? Yuck!!) Bill became fascinated with the major effects of drawing and how light was perceived by viewers, leading him to study physics and the theories surrounding the make up of the universe.
Bill has taught drawing in classes at both the high school and university level as well as having
a popular Television show and regular guest appearances on a local station.
His 39 years of work gives him a list of credits that he refuses to remember because they make him feel old, but here are some highlights:
- Creator and painter of the 1998 Pan-Am Games poster
- Award winning instructor for Manitoba Jewish High School
- Design Artist for the comic adaptation of Roger Corman’s “Black Scorpion” TV show
- Artist for “Action Force” comics based on the Hasbro toys and cartoon
- Photo-realist airbrush painter for the Winnipeg City Business Foundation
- Member of the Christian Comics Society
You can contact me here and check out some of my artwork at the following links:
as well the current thumbnails for my graphic novel at: