Joe Jusko is undoubtedly one of the best known Fantasy, Pin-Up and Comic Artists in the world today. His career has spanned over 35 years, starting with the sale of his very first cover for Heavy Metal Magazine in 1977 at the age of 17. Since graduating that year from NYC's High School of Art & Design, Joe has worked for almost every major comic book publisher, producing hundreds of images for both covers and interiors. His work has appeared on paperback book covers, calendars, posters, t-shirts, toy packaging and innumerable trading cards, most memorably the multi award winning 1992 Marvel Masterpieces Trading Cards.
In addition to his work at Marvel over the years, Joe has produced art for many other companies and characters, including DC Comics, Crusade Comics, Innovation Comics, Harris Comics, Wildstorm Comics, Top Cow Productions and Byron Preiss Visuals, to name just a few. He has produced storyboards for ad agencies and advertising campaigns for such notable clients as the World Wrestling Federation, where he designed the poster art for the 1991-1992 Royal Rumbles and Wrestlemania VII.
His work has earned him myriad awards and honors, including two "Favorite Painter" Wizard Fan Awards, multiple trading card awards, a Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles (previous recipients include Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo) and a Chesley Award nomination for best cover in 2001. A member of the Society of Illustrators since 2007, he received a Certificate of Merit for his 38 page fully painted graphic novel, “Tomb Raider, The Greatest Treasure of All”. A 30 year career retrospective “Art of Joe Jusko” was released by Desperado Publishing in May, 2009 to rave reviews. He is currently working on 135 brand new paintings for his return to the property for which he is best known, the groundbreaking Marvel Masterpiece trading cards, to be released in late 2015 from Upper Deck.
Joe Jusko will be appearing at Hamilton Comic Con both days.