Cameron Stewart

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

Cameron Stewart (born 1975[1]) is a Canadian comic book creator. He first came to prominence when he collaborated as an illustrator with writer Grant Morrison, and he went on to illustrate Catwoman and co-write Batgirl. He won Eisner and Shuster Awards for his self-published mystery web comic Sin Titulo,[2] and received an Eisner nomination for The Other Side (written by Jason Aaron). In 2020, he was the subject of numerous sexual misconduct accusations.

Early life[edit]

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

Career[edit]

Stewart began working for DC around 2000, inking the last half of Deadenders, written by Ed Brubaker and penciled by Warren Pleece. In 2002 he started work on Brubaker's run on Catwoman.

In 2004 he illustrated Seaguy, a 3-issue series written by Grant Morrison. The team followed this the next year with the 4-issue Seven Soldiers: Guardian. Stewart and Morrison returned to Seaguy with Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye in 2009. Stewart continued his collaboration with Morrison, illustrating issues #7–9 and #16 of Batman and Robin in 2010,[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. The series 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] With Karl Kerschl he co-wrote and co-drew the 2011 miniseries Assassin's Creed: The Fall, based on the Assassin's Creed video game series. He also worked on four issues of the SuicideGirls comic book in 2011.

Away from the major comics publishers, Stewart wrote, illustrated Sin Titulo (Untitled in Spanish), a black and white crime story which he self-published online from 2007 to 2012. The comic received a 2009 Joe Shuster Award for Webcomics, and the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic. It was later published in print by Dark Horse Comics.[8]

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

Stewart illustrated two sequels to the novel Fight Club, written by author Chuck Palahniuk. Fight Club 2 was published in 2015, and Fight Club 3 was published in 2019.[9] In early 2020, Stewart worked again with Brubaker to contribute a 12-page story titled "The Art of Picking a Lock" to DC Comics' Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1.[10]

Allegations of sexual misconduct[edit]

In June 2020, Stewart was accused by multiple people of predatory sexual behavior. At the time the events happened, the accusers were fans or aspiring artists in their teens and early twenties, and Stewart was in his thirties. The accusers said that he used his status as a professional artist to get them to trust him, while all along this was a pretext for his real intent of making sexual advances, or grooming. Those making the accusations included Kate Leth and Natasha Negovanlis.[11][12][13][14][15] In response to this, DC dropped Stewart from an unannounced project he was working on.[15][16] 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.[17]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cameron Stewart (website)". 2022.
  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. ^ CBR Staff (June 12, 2008). "The Apocalipstix 50-Page Preview". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  8. ^ Melrose, Kevin (September 27, 2009). "Winners of the 2009 Joe Shuster Awards". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  9. ^ Diaz, Jesus (July 21, 2014). "Fight Club 2 is coming in 2015". Gizmodo. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  10. ^ Joseph, Eric (January 16, 2020). "Catwoman 80th Anniversary Special Issue". dccomicsnews.com. DC Comics. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  11. ^ Puc, Samantha (June 16, 2020). "Former Batgirl Co-Writer Cameron Stewart Accused of Grooming Teenage Girls". CBR.com. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  12. ^ "Cameron Stewart Accused of Grooming Teenagers". Multiversity Comics. June 16, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  13. ^ Grunenwald, Joe (June 16, 2020). "Multiple women accuse Cameron Stewart of sexual misconduct". Comics Beat. Archived from the original on June 17, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  14. ^ Hall, Charlie; Polo, Susana (June 25, 2020). "The game and comics industries are grappling with widespread allegations of harassment and abuse". Polygon. Archived from the original on June 25, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Johnston, Rich (June 17, 2020). "DC Drops Cameron Stewart Comic After Social Media Allegations". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on June 18, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  17. ^ Stone, Sam (June 17, 2020). "Ice Cream Man Cancels Cameron Stewart Cover in Wake of Misconduct Allegation". CBR.com. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  18. ^ 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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