Steve Ellis (comics)

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Steve Ellis
Ellis at the 2011 New York Comic Con.
Born (1971-03-14) March 14, 1971 (age 44)
New Jersey
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist, Inker
Notable works
High Moon
The Silencers
Crimson Dynamo
Awards Harvey Award, 2009
Paper Screen Gem Award
Galerie d'art Yves Laroche: Street Camp Juried Show 2006
Best in Show: Gen Con Art Show 2005

Steve Ellis (b. March 14, 1971, in New Jersey[citation needed]) is an American comic book artist and illustrator who has worked for Wizards of the Coast, DC Comics, Wildstorm, White Wolf, Moonstone Books and Marvel Comics.

Early life[edit]

Ellis is a graduate of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.[citation needed]


Ellis is the illustrator and co-creator behind The Silencers[1] (with Fred Van Lente) and High Moon (with David Gallaher). Ellis' command of the Russian language and attention to detail gave his work on Crimson Dynamo a more stylistic flair, with more Cyrillic markings in the background than in the later issues penciled by Joe Corroney.[2]

Steve Ellis’ work has been featured on CD covers, computer games, trading cards, books, RPGs, magazines, toys and, of course, comics. Well versed in digital and traditional media, Ellis has enjoyed widespread success painting and illustrating in the publications of Marvel and DC Comics, for Wizards of the Coast and Upper Deck, and numerous other companies over the past 14 years.[when?] His Dungeons & Dragons work for Wizards of the Coast includes interior illustrations for Libris Mortis, Frostburn, Lords of Madness, Complete Adventurer, and Player's Handbook II.

While acting as penciler and inker for Marvel Comics and DC Comics’ famous properties like Lobo, Iron Man, and Green Lantern, Ellis has spearheaded such new titles as Wildstorm’s Jezebelle and the Marvel/Epic lines’ Crimson Dynamo. He has created the critically successful science fiction comic series Tranquility, his super-powered Mob epic The Silencers (with co-conspirator Fred Van Lente) and has had success winning the Zuda Comics online comics competition with fan favorite High Moon.[3] He has also done numerous illustrations for covers for books and games, most notably the interior illustrations of The Sleeping Sorceress, a collection of Elric of Melnibone stories in December 2008.[citation needed] In July 2012, he and writer David Gallaher formed Bottled Lightning Studios as a home for their independent comic and television projects.[citation needed] In November 2014, it was announced that Steve Ellis would take over artistic duties on Green Lantern Corps for DC Comics during their Convergence event.[citation needed]


Ellis has been a Society of Illustrators member since 2000, and is a founding member of Drawbridge studio (Hypothetical Island/XOXO).


  • Ellis's creation High Moon (with collaborator David Gallaher and Scott O. Brown) won the "Best Online Comic" Harvey award for 2009.[citation needed]
  • Ellis was nominated for a 2010 Harvey Award for Best Inker.[4]
  • Ellis was nominated for a 2011 Harvey Award for Best Inker.[5]
  • Ellis was nominated for a 2013 Harvey Award for Best Inker and Best Cover[6]
  • Ellis (with collaborator David Gallaher and Scott O. Brown) was nominated for a 2014 Harvey Award for "The Only Living Boy" in the "Best Graphic Publication for Young Readers" category[7]


Acclaim Comics[edit]

Amazon Studios[edit]

  • It Came In The Mail storyboards



  • Immortals: Gods & Heroes

Bottled Lightning[edit]


  • Box 13 (with writer and co-creator David Gallaher)
  • Box 13: The Pandora Process (with writer and co-creator David Gallaher)

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

  • Deadlands: The Devil's Six Gun (with writer and co-creator David Gallaher)

White Wolf[edit]

  • Aberrant's Aberrant: Elites
  • Aberrant's Aberrant Players Guide
  • Aberrant's Aberrant: The Directive
  • Aberrant's Aberrant Worldwide: Phase I
  • Aberrant's Aberrant: Year One
  • Changeling: The Dreaming's The Fool's Luck: The Way of the Commoner
  • Changeling: The Dreaming's Land of Eight Million Dreams
  • Demon: The Fallen's Demon Storytellers Companion
  • Demon: The Fallen's Demon: The Fallen Rulebook
  • Hunter: The Reckoning's Hunter Book: Avenger
  • Hunter: The Reckoning's Hunter Book: Defender
  • Hunter: The Reckoning's Hunter Survival Guide
  • Kindred of the East's Killing Streets
  • Mage: The Ascension's Guide to the Technocracy
  • Mage: The Ascension's Mage: The Ascension Revised Edition
  • Vampire: The Masquerade's Clanbook: Ventrue Revised
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse's Apocalypse
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse's Werewolf: The Apocalypse Revised Edition
  • World of Darkness (old)'s World of Darkness: Time of Judgment

DreamSmith Books Publishers[edit]

Scholastic Books[edit]


Marvel Comics[edit]

Moonstone Books[edit]


  1. ^ Huynh, Ngoc (December 3, 2007). "Cracking the comic book industry", The Post-Standard, p. D8.
  2. ^ Bart Simpson
  3. ^ Chun, Gary C. W. (March 16, 2008). "Drawn & Quartered: Horror on the Web", Honolulu Star-Bulletin 13 (76).
  4. ^ "2010 Harvey Award Winners (BOLD)". The Harvey Awards. accessed October 2, 2011.
  5. ^ "2011 Harvey Award Winners (BOLD)". The Harvey Awards. accessed October 2, 2011.
  6. ^ "2010 Harvey Award Winners (BOLD)".
  7. ^ " 2014 Harvey Award Winners (BOLD)".

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