Stokes was born in England, but he lived in India for almost his first 10 years. He became interested in art when he saw some of his brother's work at IPC Media; where he worked for almost 16 years. He drew the label's trademark comic strip Fishboy before moving on to big companies as Marvel and DC Comics.
John Stokes is a British comic book artist. He began his career in 1980 working for Marvel UK on their title Hulk Comic. He spent almost 13 years working for Marvel and ocassionaly for Quality Comics. In 1993 he began working for DC Comics on the title L.E.G.I.O.N.. He contributed on some other titles as Batman: Shadow of the Bat; Justice League International; Robin; Azrael among others.