Joe Staton has been drawing comics since he started working for Charlton Comics in 1971, where he co-created E-Man and Michael Mauser. Though the bulk of his work has been for DC Comics, at last count, Staton has worked for at least 30 publishers and 100 different editors. Among his many comics credits are Action Comics, Green Lantern, The Legion, Classics Illustrated, and various incarnations of Batman. During his time on Green Lantern, he co-created several GLs, including Kilowog, Arisia, and Salakk. He also designed GL Guy Gardner’s “bad boy” look. More recently, with his writer-wife Hilarie, he produces medical comics such as Pete Learns All About Crohn’s and Colitis and Amy Goes Gluten-Free. In 1998, he received the Eisner Award for his work on World’s Finest: The Superman-Batman Adventures. He penciled over 100 issues of the Cartoon Network’s Scooby Doo comic. He illustrated a graphic novel adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Anthem for NAL and a graphic biography of Ronald Reagan. Since 2011, working with writer Mike Curtis, Joe has been the regular artist for the long-running Dick Tracy newspaper strip. Dick Tracy received Harvey Awards in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for Best Syndicated Strip or Feature.
Creators from the Crossroads
Friday September 8, 2023 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Room: Ballroom 3-4
Collecting the creators of the characters that inspired a whole generation of readers and creators AND this year’s Yearbook Art! Mike Grell (Jon Sable, Freelance), Joe Staton (E-Man), Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel (Mars), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Steve Rude (Nexus), Tom Mandrake (GrimJack), letterer extraordinaire John Workman, and Editor Mike Gold will reunite to talk about the amazing books that they worked on. Hosted by Bob Harrison.
Sunday September 10, 2023 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm | Room: 338
Charlton Comics was an afterthought, its best days behind it, when an atomic detonation arrived in the form of E-Man from Nicola Cuti and Joe Staton. Robert Greenberger hosts a fond look back at the electric man’s career with Joe Staton and editor Mike Gold.