Born in 1969, Harris is most famous for his long run as series artist on DC/Vertigo Comics' Starman during the 1990s, which won the 1997 Eisner award for best serialized story. He also had well-received runs on Marvel Comics' Iron Man and is currently artist on Ex Machina, which won the 2005 Eisner for best new series.
A veteran comics artist with over 20 years of experience, he has done numerous other projects on major titles for both Marvel and DC and other independent comics companies.
He also runs the Macon, Georgia-based art studio Jolly Roger Studio.
Harris began his comics career in 1989 and rose to prominence in 1994 with the publication of DC comics’ Starman. Co-created with James Robinson, Starman led the two to critical acclaim and eventually a Will Eisner comic industry award for the "Sand and Stars" story arc.
After four and a half years on Starman, Harris left to pursue other projects but remained as cover artist on Starman for another year and a half. During this time he was also one of the original members of Atlanta's Gaijin Studios.
Current projects include Ex Machina with Brian K. Vaughan, published by Wildstorm and War Heroes with Mark Millar, published by Image Comics. Following the completion of Ex Machina, he starts a new series at Wildstorm The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull with B. Clay Moore.
In the late 1990s, Harris moved on to form Jolly Roger Studio.
Other works include key frame animation and story boards for Chevrolet commercial, illustration for Cartoon Network, product design and illustration for Universal’s The Mummy.
Tony Harris' official website for Jolly Roger Studio
Tony Harris Talks About His 20 Years in Comics at TFAW.com, October 5, 2009