In 1989 Joseph Michael Linsner created DAWN, a modern take on classic earth Goddess mythology. DAWN made her debut on the cover of Joe’s horror anthology CRY FOR DAWN. The smart, scary stories from Joe’s CRY FOR DAWN work are collected in the ANGRY CHRIST COMICS trade. Joe began exploring Dawn’s saga in the DAWN: LUCIFER’S HALO, DAWN: RETURN OF THE GODDESS & DAWN: THREE TIERS graphic novels, growing a devoted fan base along the way. In 2000, Joe did KILLRAVEN: 2020 through Marvel Knights. 2003 saw publication of THE ART OF JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER, which sold out instantly, & THE VAMPIRE’S CHRISTMAS, a black comedy & Linsner’s most critically acclaimed work. JML has done covers for all the big publishing houses, including cover art for issues #1 – 7 of Dark Horse’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN comics. In 2006 Linsner did the art for CLAWS, a Marvel mini-series featuring the Black Cat & Wolverine. Joe now has fans around the globe, & his work has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Italian & Dutch.
Dawn has become a true cult phenomenon, & her likeness has appeared on everything from mugs to mousepads, posters to stckers to tee shirts to tattoos to – well, you get the idea.
2007 is a huge year for Joseph Michael Linsner. As well as returning to Comic-Con International for the first time in 7 years, 2007 marks the 10th anniversary of the Dawn Look-a-like Contest, held annually at the fabulous Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA. This year also sees the release of two dream projects for JML. The first, GIRLS & GODDESSES, a color hardcover pinup art book, is the result of a lifelong obsession with beauty. GIRLS & GODDESSES makes its debut in July. The second, DARK IVORY, is an unorthodox vampire love story. DARK IVORY is co-created by longtime Linsner collaborator EVA HOPKINS, & will be released in November 2007 from Image Comics.
Joe looks forward to Dawn’s 20th anniversary in 2009.
Born in Queens, New York, Joe has recently moved to the north Georgia mountains, where he lives with his two Sphynx cats.
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