Ken Steacy

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Ken Steacy
Ken steacy @ wizard world nyc experience 2013.jpg
Steacy at the 2013 Wizard World New York Experience in Manhattan.
Born (1955-01-08) January 8, 1955 (age 65)
Nationality Canadian
Area(s) Writer, Artist, Publisher
Notable works
Astro Boy
Jonny Quest
Jello Man and Wobbly

Ken Steacy (born January 8, 1955[1]) is a Canadian comics artist and writer best known for his work on the NOW Comics comic book series of Astro Boy and of the Comico comic series of Jonny Quest, as well as his graphic novel collaborations with Harlan Ellison (Night and the Enemy, 1987) and Dean Motter (The Sacred and the Profane, 1987). Ken was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 386 Comox Squadron.

In 1990, DC Comics published Steacy’s Tempus Fugitive. Since 2004 Steacy has been running a publishing company called Ken Steacy Publishing.

Ken made several appearances in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 Desert Bus for Hope charity webcasts, run by the sketch comedy group LoadingReadyRun (of which his son Alex is a member). For a donation of $500 he drew a picture of Amaterasu, the main character of Ōkami. For $1100, he drew a picture of Link and Epona from the Legend of Zelda franchise. He also donated a large amount of items for auction. For his contributions he was given the nickname "Value Added". During the 2014 Desert Bus for Hope, Steacy made an appearance wearing an Astro Boy costume auctioning off pieces from his collection.

In 2009, Steacy was inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame.

In the fall of 2011, Steacy and his wife, graphic novelist Joan Steacy, started teaching a visual storytelling course at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia. The Steacys have since developed a comics and graphic novels certificate program to be offered through Camosun College.[2]


  1. Comic Buyer’s Guide #1650; February 2009; Page 107
  2. North, Natalie. "Camosun appeals to aspiring comic artists", Oak Bay News, April 24, 2012, accessed May 6, 2012.

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