Cameron Stewart

Cameron Stewart (born circa 1976[1]) is Canadian comic book creator, who has worked for DC Comics and other publishers. He is known for illustrating Catwoman and co-writing Batgirl, and illustrating several collaborations with writer Grant Morrison. His work has been nominated and won several comics industry awards, including Eisner and Shuster Awards for his self-published mystery web comic Sin Titulo,[2] an Eisner nomination for The Other Side (written by Jason Aaron), and nominations for Eagle and Harvey Awards. In 2020 he was the subject of numerous sexual misconduct accusations involving teenagers and young women.

Cameron Stewart
CameronStewartJune2011.jpg
Stewart in June 2011
BornToronto, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Area(s)Writer, Artist
Notable works
Batman and Robin
Catwoman
Batgirl
Seaguy
The Other Side
Sin Titulo
AwardsEisner Award
Shuster Award

Early lifeEdit

Stewart was born in Canada to British parents, and spent part of his childhood in England.[3]

CareerEdit

Stewart began doing work for DC around 2000, such as inking the last half of Deadenders, written by Ed Brubaker and penciled by Warren Pleece. In 2002 he started work on Catwoman, also written by Brubaker.

In 2004 he illustrated Seaguy, a 3-issue series written by Grant Morrison. This was followed the next year by the 4-issue Seven Soldiers: Guardian with Morrison. Stewart and Morrison later produced Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye in 2009. In 2010 he illustrated issues #7–9 and #16 of Batman and Robin, written by Morrison,[4][5] and an issue of Morrison's Multiversity limited series.

Beginning in 2006, he collaborated with writer Jason Aaron on The Other Side, a serialized graphic novel about the Vietnam War, published by Vertigo. This was nominated in 2007 for an Eisner Award for Best Limited Series.

Stewart worked on a variety of smaller projects. He illustrated The Apocalypstix, written by Ray Fawkes and published by Oni Press in 2008.[6][7] He and Karl Kerschl co-wrote and co-drew the 2011 miniseries Assassin's Creed: The Fall, based on the Assassin's Creed video game series. and 4 issues of the SuicideGirls comic book in 2011.

Meanwhile, he wrote, illustrated, and self-published online Sin Titulo (Spanish for Untitled), a black and white crime story which ran from 2007 to 2012. This work received a 2009 Joe Shuster Award for Webcomics, and the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic, and was later republished in print by Dark Horse Comics.

In 2014, Stewart took over writing Batgirl when Gail Simone left the series, joined by co-writer Brenden Fletcher, artist Babs Tarr, and colorist Jordie Bellaire. After that series ended in 2016, he collaborated with Fletcher and Tarr on Motor Crush, published by Image Comics.

Stewart illustrated two sequels to the novel Fight Club, written by author Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club 2 published in 2015, and Fight Club 3 published in 2019.[8] In early 2020, Stewart worked again with Brubaker to contribute a 12-page story titled "The Art of Picking a Lock" to of DC Comics' Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1.[9]

Sexual misconduct accusationsEdit

In June 2020, Stewart was accused by multiple women and non-binary people of predatory sexual behavior when they were fans or aspiring artists in their teens and early twenties, and he was in his thirties. A common complaint was that he used his status as a professional artist to foster their trust, as a pretext for sexual advances, which they likened to grooming. Those making the accusations included Kate Leth and Natasha Negovanlis.[10][11][12][13][14] In response to this, DC dropped Stewart from an unannounced project he was working on.[14][15] W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo, creators of the Image Comics series Ice Cream Man, canceled Stewart's variant cover to the next issue of the series.[16]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Palahniuk, Chuck (May 1, 2018). Fight Club 2 (Graphic Novel). Dark Horse Comics. ISBN 978-1-5067-0940-6.
  2. ^ "2009 Nominees and Winners". Joe Shuster Awards. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  3. ^ "CAMERON STEWART Brings Back CAPTAIN MARVEL For THE MULTIVERSITY: THUNDERWORLD". webcache.googleusercontent.com. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "Who's handling art on BATMAN AND ROBIN after Philip Tan?". DC. September 11, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  5. ^ George, Richard (September 11, 2009). "Introducing the Third Batman and Robin Artist". IGN. Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2009.
  6. ^ Manning, Shaun (June 11, 2008). "RAGNA-ROCK: Fawkes & Stewart on 'The Apocalipstix'". CBR.com. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: The Apocalipstix 50-Page Preview". CBR.com. June 12, 2008. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  8. ^ Diaz, Jesus (July 21, 2014). "Fight Club 2 is coming in 2015". Gizmodo. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  9. ^ "Catwoman 80th Anniversary Special Issue Announced". DC Comics News. January 16, 2020. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  10. ^ Puc, Samantha (June 16, 2020). "Former Batgirl Co-Writer Cameron Stewart Accused of Grooming Teenage Girls". CBR.com. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Cameron Stewart Accused of Grooming Teenagers". Multiversity Comics. June 16, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  12. ^ Grunenwald, Joe (June 16, 2020). "Multiple women accuse Cameron Stewart of sexual misconduct". Comics Beat. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  13. ^ Hall, Charlie; Polo, Susana (June 25, 2020). "The game and comics industries are grappling with widespread allegations of harassment and abuse". Polygon. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  14. ^ a b Elbein, Asher (July 12, 2020). "Inside the Comic Book Industry's Sexual Misconduct Crisis—and the Ugly, Exploitative History That Got It Here". The Daily Beast. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  15. ^ Johnston, Rich (June 17, 2020). "DC Drops Cameron Stewart Comic After Social Media Allegations". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  16. ^ Stone, Sam (June 17, 2020). "Ice Cream Man Cancels Cameron Stewart Cover in Wake of Misconduct Allegation". CBR.com. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  17. ^ Sneddon, Laura (August 22, 2013). "Seaguy Eternal: The Script, It Lives! And Morrison's Full Answers on Seaguy". ComicsBeat. Retrieved June 17, 2020.

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