Steve Erwin

Cartoonist/Writer, Tulsa

Steve Erwin was born in Tulsa, graduated from Daniel Webster High School in 1978 and studied commercial art at Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee.

From 1985 to 1996 with DC Comics he created Checkmate! and Gunfire. He also worked on Deathstroke the Terminator, Batman Returns and Star Trek: The Ashes of Eden, among others.

After more than a decade drawing comic books primarily for DC Comics, Erwin served as Art Director for an international promotions manufacturing company designing kid’s meal toys, storyboarding commercials and creating concept work for many different products.

At Promotional Partners Worldwide, LLC, Erwin’s creative duties included designing and creating conceptual artwork of inexpensive premiums for fast-food restaurant kid’s meal toy programs and promotional items for other industries. He designed, art directed, and often created artwork for Point of Purchase displays and promotional posters for these same products. Erwin created “turnaround” drawings for sculptors to create prototype samples and manufacturing molds. Among the accounts he worked on were Jack in the Box; Tricon (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut); Denny’s; Hershey Chocolate Company; Colgate; Pepsi; Whitman’s Candies; Bakery Crafts; Clorox; and Long John Silvers.

Among the properties Erwin worked with were: Star Wars - Episode One; Godzilla (1998); Batman & Robin (movie); DC Comics Superheroes; Universal Monsters; Rugrats; Looney Tunes; Hasbro Toys; Superman - The Animated Series; Batman Beyond.