Barry Kitson began drawing comics professionally in 1983 and has been an extraordinarily prolific artist since then. His first published work was as the artist on Spider-Man for Marvel UK. He went on to draw The Transformers and various other titles for the company before moving on to 2000AD where he drew multiple Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson stories. At the end of the eighties, he was invited to work for DC Comics in America, becoming a staple artist on many of their flagship titles including Superman, Batman, The Justice League of America, The Legion of Superheroes, The Teen Titans, and Azrael. He also went on to work for Marvel Comics, illustrating Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, and Iron Man, amongst others.
Together with writer Mark Waid, Barry co-created the series Empire, currently optioned for production by Paramount + and published in French by Delcourt as Golgoth. Barry is currently working on new Empire material to see print in 2023.
Barry continues to illustrate the successful independent publication The Liberty Brigade, which features many of the Golden Age superhero characters and is set in the 1940s. He is beginning work on a second volume this year.