Jim Balent is responsible for over 77 Catwoman covers for DC Comics. Cat imagery appears in most Balent Catwoman pieces. They crawl out from under her dress, hide among buildings and sometimes appear in Catwoman's hair. In addition to his Catwoman work, Balent is known for the creation of a collection of mini series based on Batman, Lobo and Dark Claw. After Balent's tenure as the leading Catwoman artist ended in 1999, he started his own comic book company, BroadSword Comics. At BroadSword, his "Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose," and "3 Little Kittens: Purrfect Weapons," garnered much attention and critical acclaim.