Joyce Chin is an American comic book artist. She has created content under the Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dynamite Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and IDW Publishing labels. A large portion of Chin's work has been in creating comic book covers.


Chin's early work with DC began with Guy Gardner Warrior.[1] She later progressed to work on a number of variant covers, mini-series, and special projects,[1] including Xena: Warrior Princess, Vampirella, Tomb Raider, Red Sonja, and Wynonna Earp, among others. Her collaborations include work alongside her husband Arthur Adams, comic writer Gail Simone, and frequent cover art projects with Ivan Nunes.[1][2]


Chin's work on Vampirella has been described as similar in style to that seen in Mucha paintings.[3] Her depictions of superheroes and warriors has been grounded in her belief that costumes need to match the attitude of the characters wearing them.[2]

Personal life

Chin is married to fellow comics artist Arthur Adams, whom she met at the 1996 San Diego Comic-Con.[4] The two have inked each others' pencils.[5][6] As of 1997 they lived in Portland, Oregon.[7] They later moved to San Francisco, California,[8] before settling in Walnut Creek.[4]

In March 2019, while at a Chicago airport during her journey to the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Chin suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, or stroke, resulting from a brain aneurysm, and broke an ankle during the fall that followed her loss of consciousness. Following emergency brain surgery on March 22 Chin told Bleeding Cool that she suffered no loss of cognitive or motor functioning.[9][10] A GoFundMe page was set up to help defray her medical bills, while Dynamite Entertainment announced it would release a lithograph of Chin's artwork that served as the cover of Vampirella #20 in 2001, in order to raise additional funds.[9][11] Any surplus funds would go to the Hero Initiative charity.[9]


Chin received an Inkpot Award at Comic-Con International in 2017.[12]



  1. ^ a b c "5 MINUTES WITH: JOYCE CHIN". Dynamic Forces. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Emerson, Bo (August 4, 2018). "Comic Book Artist Goes From Superheroes to Civil Rights". U.S. News & World Report.
  3. ^ Whale, Robin. "The Vampirella art of Joyce Chin". Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Scott, E.J. (July 31, 2017). "Scratch the Surface #147 with Arthur Adams & Joyce Chin". Archived from the original on September 6, 2019. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Khoury, George; Nolen-Weathington, Eric (2006). Modern Masters Volume 6: Arthur Adams. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing. ISBN 978-1-893905-54-2.
  6. ^ "5 Minutes With: Joyce Chin". Dynamic Forces. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  7. ^ DeAngelo, Danny (November/December 1997). "Art Adams: King of the Monster Artists". G-Fan. pp. 22–25.
  8. ^ Cooke, Jon B. (January 2002). "The Art of Arthur Adams". Comic Book Artist (17). Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c Destito, Deanna (April 26, 2019). "Dynamite Releases Vampirella Litho to Help Joyce Chin". Comics Beat. Archived from the original on April 26, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  10. ^ Johnston, Rich (March 23, 2019). "Joyce Chin Admitted to Chicago Hospital With Arthur Adams, Not at C2E2". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "VAMPIRELLA Lithograph to Help JOYCE CHIN Goes For Sale". Newsarama. April 25, 2019. Archived from the original on April 26, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  12. ^ "Inkpot Award". Comic-Con International: San Diego. December 6, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2019.