Continuing our spotlight on this year’s Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer awards, we come to David Marquez, artist on SYNDROME and DAYS MISSING Vol 2 for Archaia.
London-born but living in Texas, Marquez was on track to become a high school teacher before deciding to pursue his love of art and applying for a job in the animation department on A SCANNER DARKLY. Since then he’s worked on a a variety of indie comics projects.
SYNDROME was his big break through, thought-provoking social SF written by Daniel Quantz, R. J. Ryan, and Blake Leibel. He’s gone on to work for Top Cow and Marvel.
Marquez wrote to tell us a little about his current projects:
Currently, I’m about half way through drawing an as-yet-unannounced miniseries for Marvel. I’m working with a truly amazing creative team and can’t wait until Marvel starts talking about it.
Additionally, I’ve begun work on a creator-owned property that will be published in 2012 through Archaia. This is a project I’m incredibly excited about, as I get to design everything from the ground up.
Thanks for all the attention y’all have been giving the Russ Manning Award Nominees – it’s a very talented group and I’m honored to be considered among them.
Marquez provided us with a first look at his new project, which you can see below.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.