Thursday, July 2, 2015

147 Essex Street...


I've got to admit, I wasn't a Jack Kirby fan growing up. Maybe it's because I was at my most impressionable at a time in comics when the medium was dominated by guys like Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane and Rob Liefeld. A time where the "Image Style" as it became known by was so big and loud that there wasn't room for anything else in my little 12 year old world.

It wasn't until I matured that I came to understand, appreciate and ultimately become obsessed with the work of Jack Kirby. Specifically the action and power that filled every one of his pages. I often think how my own approach to my work would have changed had I been exposed to Jack's work earlier in my life. Thing is, I wasn't ready. It took, as Neal Adams once said "An education" to finally understand what Jack was doing. It wasn't just blocky figures and weird swiggles here and there. Everything served a purpose, and that purpose was to craft an exciting reading experience.

Today I had the opportunity to visit 147 Essex Street in NYC. The birthplace of Jack Kirby. To say that it was surreal to stand and walk where Kirby did all those years ago is an understatement. There really wasn't a specific reason for the visit. It was something that I wanted to do. What wound up happening is that I saw first hand the humble beginnings of the man who is responsible for creating a mythology that will out last us all.

And it inspired the hell outta me.

Thank you Jack. For everything.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Special Edition NYC!


After a pretty long time away from any type of Convention / appearance I'm excited to announce that Joe Endres and I will be at Special Edition: NYC next month!

I'll have more information to follow in the coming weeks so if your planning on attending make sure you stop by and say hi!

#MakeMineMarquez

Friday, February 27, 2015

A few recent Sketch Cover Commissions.



I've been REALLY busy catching up on commissions recently. Here's a few Sketch Covers that I've done in the past month.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Royal Rumble 2015

Last night's Royal Rumble....


There isn't anything that I can say that hasn't been said already. Last night's "PPV" was a massive disappointment. Not just as a HUGE Bryan Danielson fan but as a fan of professional wrestling in general.


Repugnant.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Art Drop Day!

Hey guys!

Today is #ArtDropDay where Artists - whether it’s professional or amateur are encouraged to drop a piece of art wherever they find themselves and provide clues on social media to help people find it.

I've decided to participate AND I'm going to make it easy on you!

I hid this Wolverine sketch card at my local LCS THE LAIR! And here's your hint to where I hid it -

"That time Karen Page sold her boyfriends secret Identity for a hit of Smack."

So if you know the answer head down to The Lair - 1808 Colden Ave, Bronx, NY10462 and claim your prize!!