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.







  1. The Phil Hester-written issues of Days Missing, including the entire second miniseries, have been very good indeed. And Marquez is a significant part of that–he draws very gracefully over a wide variety of topics. (Each issue of the book is set in a different historical period, which is a real challenge.)