Ken Steacy’s visual storytelling career spans a half-century, as writer, artist, art director, editor, and publisher. He has chronicled the exploits of Astro Boy, Iron Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang, and in addition to producing his own IP, he has collaborated with Douglas Coupland, Harlan Ellison, and Trina Robbins. With Margaret Atwood, he created the graphic novel War Bears, a bittersweet story of the rise and demise of a fictional Canadian comic-book publisher during WWII, which has been optioned as a series for broadcast.
The recipient of an Eisner and an Inkpot award, in 2009 Ken was inducted into the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award for contributions to the industry. From 2012-2021 he taught Comics & Graphic Novels, a program he co-created with his wife, award-winning visual storyteller Joan Steacy, at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. His father was a fighter pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and Ken is currently working on a graphic novel that explores the invisible subculture of military brats.