Longtime comic book artist to get lifetime achievement award at Baltimore Comic-Con

Posted at 12:12 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 12:12:54-04

A comic book artist who recently retired from the business after seven decades will be honored as The Hero Initiative's Lifetime Achievement recipient at the 2016 Harvey Awards during Baltimore Comic-Con.

The Hero Initiative is a charity that helps veteran comic creators in medical or financial need.

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Joe Giella started his career during the Golden Age of comics, working at Fawcett and Timely Comics during the 1940s. Starting in the late 1940s, Giella worked at DC Comics on titles such as The Flash, Green Lantern, Strange Adventures and Batman. He continued working for DC all the way through the 1960s and 1970s.

He remained at DC Comics through the early 1980s. Since 1991, Giella has drawn Mary Worth for King Features, up until his retirement this year, and previously worked on Flash Gordon and The Phantom comic strips. 
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded at the the Harvey Awards ceremony Sept. 3. 

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