28 Facts About Joe Quesada


Joseph Quesada is an American comic book artist, writer, editor, and television producer.


Joe Quesada became known in the 1990s for his work on various Valiant Comics books, such as Ninjak and Solar, Man of the Atom.


Joe Quesada 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.


Joe Quesada 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.


Joe Quesada's position was re-titled as executive vice president and creative director in October 2019.


Joe Quesada was born in New York City to Cuban-born parents, and grew up in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, 15 blocks from Shea Stadium, which his father help build as part of the construction crew.


Joe Quesada majored in illustration at the School of Visual Arts, from which he graduated with a BFA in 1984.

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Joe Quesada's art was heavily influenced by Alex Toth, Mike Mignola, and Alphonse Mucha.


Joe Quesada co-created the character Azrael with writer Dennis O'Neil for the 1992 Batman: Sword of Azrael miniseries.


Joe Quesada cites his editorial experience with Event, and the creators he formed relationships with during that period as that which best prepared him for the later role of Marvel's editor in chief.


Joe Quesada illustrated a Daredevil story written by film director Kevin Smith.


Two and a half years after starting Marvel Knights, Joe Quesada became editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics in 2000, following Bob Harras's departure from the company.


Joe Quesada was involved in the creation of three successful Marvel imprints:.


When confronted with a backlash by fans due to his decision to dictate a controversial retcon of Peter Parker's marriage to Mary Jane Watson in the "One More Day" storyline, Joe Quesada participated in a series of interviews on the subject to address the issue of the marriage, comparing it to real life marriages.


Joe Quesada promoted and praised the MC2 title Spider-Girl for continuing to provide fans with a stable marriage and an expanded family, although that title was later canceled and relaunched multiple times, eventually being cancelled for good in 2010.


In June 2009 Quesada began writing a weekly column for Comic Book Resources called "Cup O' Joe", in which he answers questions every Friday from readers or provides information on Marvel projects.


Joe Quesada stated that future reprints of that story would have the offending material omitted.


Joe Quesada will oversee the creative aspects of media adaptations of Marvel properties, which include participating in story and script development.


On January 4,2011, Joe Quesada stepped down as editor-in-chief, and was replaced by Axel Alonso.


Joe Quesada later elaborated on this decision in a 2011 interview with Visual Arts Journal, a publication of his alma mater, the School of Visual Arts, by saying that he always viewed the editor in chief position as a finite one that he would leave after he accomplished what he had set out to, and that the then-recent purchase of Marvel by Disney opened up opportunities he wanted to explore.


Joe Quesada contrasted his former editor in chief role as one in which he was solely focused on rebuilding Marvel's editorial division and overseeing its comics content, with his Chief Creative Officer role as one in which he would be involved creatively with several divisions.


On May 31,2022, Joe Quesada announced he would part ways with Marvel.


When illustrating, Joe Quesada begins with sketches much smaller than the actual size at which he will render the final drawing.


Joe Quesada employs a Cintiq drawing tablet when he desires to do a "tighter" digital layout of an illustration.


In Kevin Smith's 1995 film Mallrats Joe Quesada is credited as an artist for the opening sequence featuring fictional comic books covers.

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Joe Quesada appears in the closing scene of Chasing Amy, alongside frequent collaborator and inker Jimmy Palmiotti, signing comic books at a convention.


Joe Quesada later appeared as a pizza delivery man in Smith's 2001 film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.


Joe Quesada was one of a number of comics creators that appeared in Once Upon A Time The Super Heroes, a 2002 documentary about the creation and evolution of comic book superheroes.