The Art of Cameron Stewart
The Road to DC Comics
Growing up, Cameron Stewart was an artistically inclined person who loved every comic book he could get his hands on. At an early age, Cameron decided to follow his passion and the road he set out on during his teens eventually led him to DC Comics, one of the biggest companies in the biz, and assignments to work on two of their most popular titles, Catwoman and Batgirl.
Cameron Stewart began working with DC Comics in 2001, when he was hired to do the ink work on the last half of Deadenders, which was written by Ed Brubaker and penciled by Warren Pleece. Not long after Cameron was given the opportunity to work with Ed again, on Catwoman.
Catwoman, who serves as the masked alter-ego of Selina Kyle, was initially conceived of as a supervillian, a Gotham City burglar in a skintight, one-piece outfit whose weapon of choice is a bullwhip. Between 2001 and 2003 when Cameron Stewart provided the art for six different Catwoman stories in collaboration with Brubaker. Cameron said the project was a creative challenge because Catwoman was such a familiar character. He had to keep both the stories and the artwork fresh and evolving with the times, while also keeping up with her history.
Cameron Stewart spearheaded DC Comics’ wildly popular revamp of Batgirl with a character that was reimagined with a pop art format for the young adult market. It was 2014 when Cameron Stewart was presented with the opportunity to take over the comic book after Gail Simone left her position as writer just two years after being hired. For this project, Cameron served as both co-writer with Brenden Fletcher, and co-artist, providing detailed storyboards for newcomer Babs Tarr to draw over, with coloring duties handled by Maris Wicks. He would go on to create 15 issues and worked on Batgirl until 2016. Today, the Batgirl creative team has created its own science fiction series, Motor Crush.
Motor Crush is a comic about Domino Swift, who races during the day but performs combat at night in illegal bike races to get what she needs. Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. The comic is co-written by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr.