Since his breakthrough comic book “Violent Messiahs” in 2000, New York Times bestselling author Joshua Dysart has written for high-profile projects like “Hellboy”, “Swamp Thing” and “Neil Young’s Greendale”. Most notably, from 2008 to 2010 Dysart authored a two-year run on Vertigo’s comic “Unknown Soldier.” Dysart spent a month in Acholiland, Uganda during the LRA/UPDF ceasefire of 2007 researching the work. “Unknown Soldier” garnered two Eisner Award nominations, for Best New Series and Best Single Issue, as well as international critical acclaim. Since 2012 he has been one of the key creators in the relaunch of Valiant comics, using his series “Harbinger” and “Imperium” to help architect the larger Valiant universe. In December 2014 he went to Iraqi Kurdistan to interview refugees fleeing ISIS, and in January of 2016 Huffington Post World hosted the graphic novella that came from that research, “Living Level-3: Iraq”, which is free to download on Comixology. In May of 2016, he spent ten days in Aweil, South Sudan investigating the mass migration of human beings fleeing food insecurity in the region in the midst of the civil war. This research became the basis of, “Living Level-3: South Sudan” which can be read online for free. In 2017 Dysart received the Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award for his work in bringing the stories of communities disrupted by war to comics.
Joshua Dysart is a joint guest with Medusa Comics.