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Lee Sullivan is a British comic artist, illustrator and ROCK SAXOPHONIST. Originally trained as a wildlife and technical artist, Lee worked in the British aerospace, advertising and magazine publishing industries before being introduced to the world of comics in 1988.

Sullivan's first comic work was the painted cover for Marvel UK's Transformers #92. More Transformers covers followed, and eventually he was asked to do strip work; his first published story was Altered Image! in the 1988/1989 Transformers annual, and his first regular series work was issue 160's Salvage!.

He has worked on titles such as Marvel UK's Thundercats, Death's Head, RoboCop (US), Wildcards (US), William Shatner's TekWorld (US), 2000AD (Judge Dredd; Mercy Heights; Blacklight; Futureshocks; Vector 13, Megazine), Marvel UK reprint covers, Action Man, Transformers Armada and Thunderbirds Magazine.

However, he is probably best known for his work on Doctor Who Magazine, the Radio Times Doctor Who comic strip and is currently the regular artist on Fabbri's Doctor Who - Battles in Time.


  • A frequent in-joke included in city backgrounds drawn by Sullivan is a 'Mackay's Music' sign or store front, a reference to Andy Mackay, the saxophone/oboe player of the UK group Roxy Music, one of the saxophone playing artist's heroes.
  • Sullivan reported at a convention in the UK that he based his design for Galvatron on Jack Nicholson's version of the Joker in Tim Burton's first Batman movie.
  • He also reported that he based his Optimus Prime (original, not Powermaster) on Batman. I bet you want to look over your old issues and substitute a "I'm Batman" in for everyone of Prime's speech bubbles, don't you?

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