(American, b. 1959)
Joe Jusko is an American artist known for his realistic and highly detailed painted fantasy, pin-up, and cover illustrations, primarily in the comic book industry. He gained recognition for his work on the 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading card set, as well as for his contributions to other trading card sets such as the Art of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Fleer's Ultra X-Men Wolverine Cards, and various Conan the Barbarian and Vampirella sets. Jusko's art has also graced the covers of paperback books and has been featured in publications by Top Cow Productions and Byron Preiss Visual Publications. He has received several awards, including the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award in 1992 and 1993, and the Wizard Fan Award in 1993 and 1994.
Throughout his career, Joe Jusko has demonstrated a remarkable ability to bring fictional characters to life through his intricate and lifelike illustrations. His work is characterized by its attention to detail and vibrant, dynamic style, making him a highly sought-after artist in the industry. Jusko's impact on the world of comic book and fantasy art is widely recognized, and his contributions have left an indelible mark on the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Jusko's artistry extends beyond the realm of comics, as he has also created cover art for paperback books and contributed to various trading card sets. His talent for capturing the essence of a character or scene has made him a favorite among fans and collectors alike. In addition to his commercial work, Jusko has also released a collection entitled "The Art of Joe Jusko," further showcasing his diverse body of work.