The last time I updated this site, DC had just announced that I was going to be drawing Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen. And since then, well… I finished it. SPJO has been translated into Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, made it onto a dozen or so year’s best lists, won the Eisner Awards for Best Humor Comic and Best Limited Series, the Ringo Award for Best Humor Comic, and is nominated for the Harvey Award for Book of the Year. I’m hugely grateful to my collaborators Matt Fraction, Nathan Fairbairn, and Clayton Cowles, my assistant Tom Rogers, all the great editors at DC, especially Jessica Chen, and publicity man Clark Bull, without whom no one would have ever heard of the book.
After wrapping up Jimmy, I drew stories that appeared in a Harley Quinn holiday special, a Superman & Batman team book, and a Tales from The Old Guard Anthology. Also two issues of Teen Titans Academy, some short personal comics that appeared on twitter, and a bunch of covers, all while feeling absolutely certain that I was not getting anything done whatsoever. As I type this I’m wrapping the first issue of a new project at DC which will probably be announced soon.
Let’s see if I can keep this site a little more up to date!
May 4th, at 2PM, I’ll be a guest at TFAW on Ne Broadway in Portland for Free Comic Book Day. I’ll be there with Ron Chan and Cat Farris. My new Jimmy Olsen comic won’t be out yet, so I’ll be signing Jimmy Olsen mini-prints, and anything else I’ve worked on, too!
I’m hard at work on a very exciting new project that I’m not allowed to talk about. I think it’s going to be announced at Emerald City. Either way, I’ll be a guest there in March, tabling with my studiomates from Helioscope.
This is exciting! The Whiteout Compendium is out from Oni Press. Collects all of the Eisner-winning graphic novel series, written by Greg Rucka, drawn by me, into one volume with a new cover by me and a new afterword by Greg.
I’ll be a guest this weekend February 19-21 at Wizard World Portland. You can find me at table A9. On Sunday the 21st, I’ll be on a panel:
12:30-1:15 PM SUPERSTAR ARTISTS: SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN’S STEVE LIEBER, THE FOX’S DEAN HASPIEL, BUFFY’S REBEKAH ISAACS & DR. WHO’S SIMON FRASER (ROOM B110)
Top comics artists talk about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up—and may even show you some of their top-secret techniques! Join peerless pencilers Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man; Whiteout), Dean Haspiel (The Fox; Beef With Tomato), Rebekah Isaacs (Ms. Marvel; Angel & Faith) and Simon Fraser (Judge Dredd; Dr. Who). Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print) moderates.
An all-new series from Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber The Eisner-award nominated team of bestselling writer Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES) and artist Steve Lieber (Detective Comics, Whiteout) are in cahoots again for an all-new, ongoing crime series, THE FIX, which will be launching from Image Comics this April.
“After working with Steve on Superior Foes of Spider-Man, and having so much fun there—it’s an absolute thrill getting to work together again here at Image on a book that’s creator-owned, and being able to push the envelope of our humor to new, um, lows,” said Spencer. “The Fix is us at our most demented, and it’s a blast.”
THE FIX is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles—and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Bad people do bad things to each other in this frenetic, outrageous, sometimes off-putting new caper that gives nod to classic crime comics like CRIMINAL and 100 Bullets.
Lieber added: “I’m happy to say that The Fix is a truly funny story about truly awful people. Nick Spencer, Ryan Hill, Nic Shaw and I are all working hard together to create an endlessly surprising tale full of shining moments of self-centered garbage humanity.” THE FIX #1 (Diamond Code FEB160465) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, April 6th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, March 14th.
The guest list is stellar, particularly for a show this size.I’ll be exhibiting with Sara Ryan (Bad Houses), and there’ll be a whole lot of other comics people from Periscope Studio, too, including Terry Blas, Joelle Jones, Benjamin Dewey, Leila Del Duca, and Lukas Ketner.
I’m back from San Diego Comic Con, and I can’t begin to express what a great time I had. Fun panels, terrific company, and so many conversations with all the wonderful people involved with every aspect of comics. Superior Foes of Spider-Man didn’t win the Eisner for Best Humor, but the book that did, Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson, is one of my favorites of the past two decades, so it’s hard to feel too bad about that.
Next show for me is Boston Comic Con, July 31st- August 1st. Table D-418. And I’m taking advance commissions for the show! Details at steve (at) stevelieber (dot) com. I’ll be there with my studio-mate and Underground collaborator Jeff Parker.
Meanwhile, I’m at work on THE FIX, with my Superior Foes collaborator Nick Spencer. Currently doing touch-ups on the line art for the first issue. Watch my twitter for more news about when this book will be solicited!