Joseph Quesada is an American comic book artist, writer, editor, and television producer. He became known in the 1990s for his work on various Valiant Comics books, such as Ninjak and Solar, Man of the Atom. He later worked on numerous books for DC Comics and Marvel Comics, such as Batman: Sword of Azrael and X-Factor, before forming his own company, Event Comics, where he published his creator-owned character, Ash. In 1998 he became an editor of Marvel Comics' Marvel Knights line, before becoming editor-in-chief of the company in 2000. He was named Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment in 2010 and left his editor-in-chief role in January 2011, being replaced by Axel Alonso. His position was re-titled as executive vice president and creative director in October 2019.
|Born:||Joseph Quesada, Dec 1, 1962, New York City|
|Area(s):||Writer, Penciller, Editor|
|Awards:||1993 Diamond Gem Award for Best Cover|
|Twitter:||Joe Quesada's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Joe Quesada's IMDb|
About Joe Quesada
Comic book writer and artist who first rose to prominence in the early 1990s writing for Valiant Comics. He later went on to write for both DC and Marvel comic books, eventually becoming the editor-in-chief and CEO of Marvel Entertainment.
His first major comic book addiction was the classic The Amazing Spider-Man. Into adulthood, he majored in illustration at the School of Visual Arts and had abandoned a pursuit of comic books, thinking it childish, until a friend introduced him to Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.
In 1992, he co-created the character of Azrael who made his debut in the Batman comic book Batman: Sword of Azrael.
He was raised in a Cuban family in Queens New York. His father was a member of the construction crew on Shea Stadium, the home of one of his favorite baseball teams, the New York Mets. He and his wife Nanci have one daughter named Carlie.
He contributed to the Brian Michael Bendis imprints MAX and Ultimate.
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- Harvey Award winners for Best New Talent
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- School of Visual Arts alumni