Thursday, September 15, 2016
Joyce Chin: She's got it covered
Joyce Chin has been working in comics since 1995 when she pencilled several issues of Guy Gardener: Warrior for DC.
Since then, she's has gone on to work on several titles, interiors and some covers, on titles including Hulk, Green Lantern, Vampirella, Xena, Spider-Man, Superman, and Witchblade, with a variety of publishers.
She provided the art on a number of covers for Dynamite including Red Sonja, Alice Cooper vs. Chaos, Vampirella, and Lady Rawhide/Lady Zorro. Now her work’s been exclusively commissioned by Marvel.
Wynona Earp, #1-5, (Dec. 1996-April 1997) needs to join that list: Joyce Chin penciled #1-3, then the covers of all five issues. (#4 has early work from Pat Lee, who I first noticed drawing Transformers for IDW.) Considering Wynona Earp’s coming back for a second season on SyFy, it’s worth tying these together, nearly two decades apart!
Her six covers for Alice Cooper Vs. Chaos are among her most recent published work, but she’s been at it since the days of Guy Gardner, Warrior (which she drew for five issues, #31-35, then returned in #42 for a story called, “A Gender Bender in the Blender,” which makes me curious enough to eventually make sure I read it.
She drew Superman: Silver Banshee in 1998, and wow, Spider-Man and Elektra, in the Peter Parker annual of that year! She later penciled special for Chastity, Tomb Raider, and a big team-up with Witchblade, Magdalena, and Vampirella written by Gail Simone. She was also part of the Hero Initiative’s Fantastic Four: 100 Project.
My favorite cover yet, though, is her latest, All-New Wolverine #9!
Then, Joyce Chin herself provided me with unreleased art.