Updated August 10, 2023
Who are you?
I’m a comic book illustrator and storyboard artist in Portland, Oregon. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and studied comic book art at the Joe Kubert School. I’ve been published by DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, Carus, Oni, Dupuis and many others. I’ve worked on characters and properties like Batman, Superman, Hellboy, Star Trek and Road to Perdition, but I’m best known as the artist of Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, and the graphic novel Whiteout, which was adapted by Warner Brothers as a movie starring Kate Beckinsale. I’m a founding member of Helioscope, the largest studio of freelance comics and storyboard artists in North America.
What else have you worked on?
One-Star Squadron at DC Comics. The Fix at Image Comics. The Superior Foes of Spider-Man from Marvel Comics. Alabaster at Dark Horse Comics. Quantum & Woody at Valiant. I’ve got new work in the pipeline, but nothing I can talk about yet. Some older projects of mine are listed on my In Print page.
Will you draw my comic?
I’m always interested in taking on new freelance work if the project sounds interesting, there’s room in my schedule, and there’s a budget for a professional rate. I don’t work on spec, though.
What do you mean by “spec?”
“Spec” is industry shorthand for any work done on speculative basis, with payment promised “when we find a publisher,” “on the back-end,” “if we like it,” etc.
Do you take commissions?
Yes, though it depends on my schedule. Write me at steve (at) stevelieber(dot)com. and ask.
What are your rates for comics/storyboards/character designs/etc. ?
There are too many variables to give numbers here. Write me and we can discuss your project.
Will you give me feedback on my work?
Most of the time, no. I don’t have time to. I attend a lot of conventions though, and sometimes do portfolio reviews there. And if you’re in Portland, I hold “office hours” at Books With Pictures from 4-6 PM on the first Friday of every month. Bring 6-8 pages of your best comics storytelling and I’ll go over your work there.
How do I join Helioscope?
Helioscope isn’t looking for new members. We’re all filled up.
Do you attend conventions?
Yes! If you’d like me to be a guest at yours, get in touch.