New Artist Spotlight: Jeremy Roberts takes on STORMWATCH #30 art duties

New Artist Spotlight: Jeremy Roberts takes on STORMWATCH #...

By Alex Nagorski Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

HARLEY QUINN #0 hits stands today and features a jaw-dropping cast of artists contributing to co-writer Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's fourth wall-breaking story. The roster of artistic contributors is a veritable Comic Book Art Hall of Fame lineup, and includes Amanda Conner, Becky Cloonan, Tony S. Daniel & Sandu Florea, Stephane Roux, Dan Panosian, Walter Simonson, Jim Lee & Scott Williams, Bruce Timm, Charlie Adlard, Adam Hughes, Art Baltazar, Tradd Moore, Dave Johnson, Sam Kieth, Darwyn Cooke, and ongoing series artist (as of next month’s issue #1), Chad Hardin.

Joining the ranks of these talented artists is a name you might not be familiar with – yet. 

Meet newcomer Jeremy Roberts, whose inclusion in HARLEY QUINN #0 came as a result of his DC Entertainment’s HARLEY QUINN Open Talent Search submission. The promotion encouraged new artists to submit their best interpretations of Harley in the hopes of being discovered by DC and having their art included in HARLEY QUINN #0. And with Roberts, a true new talent has emerged – and he'll be sticking around for a bit!

Where, you ask? Well, Roberts’ next project will be illustrating STORMWATCH #30, the explosive final issue of the fan-favorite series. And though it's the final issue of the long-running series, we envision this being the first of many contributions from Roberts at DC.

“I'm incredibly excited to work for DC Comics! I've been dreaming about this my whole life,” Roberts said. “It's such an amazing opportunity, and I am thrilled to be working on a fantastic book like STORMWATCH.”

And while STORMWATCH #30 won’t hit stores until April 2014, we’ve got a sneak peek at some of the sketches Roberts has created to prepare for the gig – including Roberts' take on Apollo and Midnighter and another featuring the full Stormwatch team!

In the meantime, be sure to check out Roberts’ comics debut in HARLEY QUINN #0, available now.