Friday, July 20, 2012

Jesus Marquez - The Rocketeer

2012.06.23 Superheroes for Hospice, Livingston, NJ

After listening to a lecture on creative comics writing by writer Alex Simmons, where he asked the attendees to pick a hero and develop an out of character synopsis, I had picked the Rocketeer, I came upon Marquez. My first questions was "Can you draw the Rocketeer?" His response "I can give it a shot." Good enough for me...

Marquez draws a comic book called Live by the Sword (killin' zombies for God!). He has also worked along side Joe Endres on Megazeen #4, Megazeen #7 and Megaunity and the Megazeen Convention Special. 

Marquez's blog lists his profile as sequential assassin, wanna-be luchador and all around good guy...and features some excellent art... Marquez was interviewed on Positively Popular as artist of the week...

I like the drawing Marquez did on the Charles Lindbergh FDC. Lindbergh was the first man to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean solo in 1927. He was obviously a hero to Cliff Secord...

Alex Simmons signature -  2012.06.23 Superheroes for Hospice, Livingston, NJ

Simmons was one of the speakers for the Hospice Get into Comics lecture series, "From Batman to Scooby Doo: Imaging Your Idols". Besides hearing his lecture, Matt and I were able to spent a great deal of time speaking with Simmons and Paul Castiglia (Archie Comics), on topics of movies, comics, education. It was a pleasure to listen to his lecture as well as being able to spend a little time with this gracious individual...and we made it to the train on time!

Simmons has written comic books for Archie Comics - a four arc series featuring Chuck Clayton, DC Comics Scooby Do, Disney movie adaptations for Lion King, educational documentaries, biographies, stage plays including Sherlock Holmes & the Hands of Othello, which received critical praise and was published in black Thunder: Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama, Signet/Mentor Books. Simmons travels as a speaker, conducting workshops on creative writing.

Simmons serves as the Arts in Education Director for the Children's Art Carnival (NYC), sits on the board of the NY State Alliance for Arts and Education, is affiliated with the Museum of Comic & Cartoon art, is a member of the NY Writer's Workshop and is involved with Kids' Comic Con...

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