Courtesy of ace interviewer Alex Dueben, Comic Book Resources is featuring an interview with Mike Curtis and me about our detective in the yellow raincoat. This was fun to do.
Oct 01 2014
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Jul 09 2014
Joe will be appearing at the Baltimore Comic-Con, September 5 -7. At the show, they’ll be distributing a Yearbook with art by the guests. Those artists with creator-owned characters were asked to draw them interacting with Matt Wagner’s character Grendel. This is Joe’s contribution, with colors by Matt Webb, pitting The Blonde against Hunter Rose among the rooftops of Port Nocturne.
Apr 04 2014
When the comic strip Annie was retired from the comics page in 2010, the story-line left readers with a cliffhanger with Annie in clutches of a war criminal known as “The Butcher of the Balkans.” The assassin promised he wouldn’t kill Annie, but she’d spend the rest of her days with him on his “deadly travels.”
Fast-forward nearly four years and Dick Tracy cartoonists Mike Curtis and Joe Staton are picking up the storyline. On June 1st the comic strips Annie and Dick Tracy are colliding as “Daddy” Warbucks hires Dick Tracy to pick up the trail and find his daughter.
According to Curtis, it turns out that after some time spent fruitlessly searching the world for his beloved adopted daughter, Warbucks has decided to enlist the help of the only man who can rescue Annie: Dick Tracy.
“As a lifelong admirer of Annie, I felt the need to unravel her disappearance,” says Curtis, who’s helmed Dick Tracy with Staton since March 2011. Curtis’ previous writing credits include Richie Rich and Casper the Friendly Ghost for Harvey Comics.
“Joe and I have planned Annie’s rescue for some time, and we’ll deliver action-packed, over-the-top thrills and chills as the two features combine their casts for what we hope will be the most historic tale in comic strip history,” Curtis says.
Oct 01 2013
Sep 10 2013
At this year’s Baltimore Comic Con, artist Joe Staton and Tracy consultant Jim Dougherty, on behalf of the entire creative team of Dick Tracy, were presented with the 2013 Harvey Award for “Best Syndicated Strip!”
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. The Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.
Aug 03 2013