Tom Gilliland - Creator

Inside the Court of the Dead collection

June 10, 2014

Evolving a collection of rich and multifaceted characters has been a challenging and deeply gratifying endeavor for Tom Gilliland, creator of the Court of the Dead.  Working in tandem with Sideshow Collectibles to create a stunning statue collection, Gilliland has assembled a powerhouse team of talented artists and designers from all over the world, including:


  • Amilcar Fong
  • David Palumbo
  • Ian MacDonald
  • Ivan Koritarev
  • Greg Mowry
  • Kat Sapene
  • Klim Kozinevich
  • Mark Newman
  • Martin Canale
  • Melita “MissMonster” Curphy
  • Pablo Viggiano
  • Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
  • Simon Lee
  • Tom Jilesen
  • Zane Yarbrough

So far, Sideshow’s Court of the Dead statue collection has introduced a cast of extremely diverse characters. Following the debut of the first Reaper General, the Queen of the Dead and Red Death made a huge impact last summer at San Diego Comic-Con. They garnered further enthusiasm during Sideshow’s October Spooktacular event, and again at the Burbank horror-themed convention, Monsterpalooza, where visitors saw a gallery of new artwork and sculptures including Shieve, the Arbiter of Bone, Gallevarbe, Death’s Siren, and the Templar of Bone.

As the Court’s pantheon continues to stir intrigue, the art team is proud to share this sneak peek from the drawing board to demonstrate the diversity of designs planned for realization in 3d, and just a few of the prominent characters coming on the horizon. (Click to enlarge.)

Court of the Dead Coming Soon