Thus far in 2011, the biggest news in comics has undoubtedly been that of Senor Joe Quesada stepping down as Marvel’s Editor-In-Chief. While many in the media took the news at face value, that Quesada had vacated the position for valid reasons, I myself began to wonder if perhaps there weren’t other, more nefarious ones under the surface.
With my crack team of researchers at my side (I was alone), I began putting together the list you see here today. I don’t want to jinx myself by saying I deserve the Pulitzer for investigative journalism but I do want to say exactly that.
Though still the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, only time will tell whether Quesada’s 10 year tenure as EIC was a positive or negative but he definitely made his mark. Where others were barely a blip on the radar, Joe wasn’t. And that, well that’s something.
Today’s page was penciled and inked by Eugene Jjar:
JjAR (or Eugene in a normal human language) is a 29 year old comic artist from Russia, and he really is a natural born artist. Not because all of his artworks are ingenious, but because drawing for him is completely natural process… like eating food, or nose-picking. As well as drawing things, he also is a big videogames, animation ,and comics maniac. However, as a portion of his childhood took place during the time of Soviet Union, these three things were behind the Iron Curtain and thus out of reach to poor, young JjAR for a long, long time… Ok, maybe not so long. He’s not 50 years old, you know.
Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here on Monday.