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Joan Hilty

Email: joan@joanhilty.net
Websites: DC Comics, Q Syndicate, JoanHilty.net

Bio: Joan Hilty came to DC Comics in 1995 as an editor in the Trading Cards department and moved to the Vertigo imprint, where her projects included the Eisner/Harvey-nominated Uncle Sam and the Harvey-winning You Are Here. She brought Brian K. Vaughan to DC as a new writer on Swamp Thing. With co-editor Axel Alonso, she won the 1999 International Horror Guild Award for the horror anthology Flinch.

She went on to a wildly diverse run in the DC Universe, editing The OMAC Project, Blue Beetle, Flash, Checkmate, Manhunter, Outsiders, and Hard Time, as well as animation-based titles including Looney Tunes, Powerpuff Girls and Harley & Ivy. She currently acquires original graphic novels exclusively for Vertigo, including G. Willow Wilson's Cairo.

Joan is the creator of Bitter Girl, a weekly comic strip about cranky single dykes in the big city, distributed by Q Syndicate. Sample installments and an archive can be found at JoanHilty.net. As an illustrator, she has published work in Juicy Mother Vols. 1 & 2, Ms. Magazine, The Village Voice, The Advocate, Gay Comix/Gay Comics, and Girljock Magazine.


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Girljock: The Book
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Manhunter: Street Justice
The OMAC Project


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[News, Posted 10/10/12]
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[News, Posted 10/3/12]
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[News, Posted 7/9/12]
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