Thursday, April 17, 2008


Jose Marzan was so kind to pass this information so I am spreading the word!!!
Jose is one of the best professionals I know....Good luck Jose thanks for the gesture!!



San Diego, CA — April 14, 2008 -- Inker Jose Marzan Jr. received double nominations for The 2008 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. One nomination (along with penciller Pia Guerra) for Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team for their work on Y: The Last Man (Vertigo/DC Comics), and a nomination (alongside his fellow creators Brian K, Vaughan and Pia Guerra) for Y: The Last Man as Best Continuing Series.

Y: The Last Man tells the story of Yorick Brown; who along with his capuchin monkey Ampersand are the sole surviving males after a devastating plague has killed all other males on Earth. Accompanied by the mysterious Agent 355 and Dr. Alison Mann, Yorick begins a worldwide journey to unite with his fiancée, and find out the reasons behind the plague.

Marzan is a 24-year veteran of the comic book industry, having started as an intern at Marvel Comics in 1983 at the age of 16. Following his internship, Marzan attended The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. During that time he worked as an assistant to various comic book professionals, and as an art assistant (or Romita Raider) for 2002 Eisner Hall of Fame recipient John Romita Sr.

He has continued his career in the comic book industry doing work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Crossgen, and Disney Comics. He has worked with many notable talents such as John Romita Sr., Alan Weiss, Carlos Pacheco, John Byrne, Adam Hughes, Stuart Immonen, Greg Land, Steve Ditko, Bob Layton, Jim Starlin, and Mike Wieringo. Some titles from his long list of credits include Dr. Strange, The Silver Surfer, GI Joe, Marvel Comics Presents, Roger Rabbit, Time Masters, The Flash, Action Comics featuring Superman, and The Adventures of Superman.

Marzan recently completed a five year run on Vertigo Comics’ Y: The Last Man, having the distinction of being the sole inker on the title over its five year, 60 issue run.

Marzan’s illustration work was exhibited at The Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition for the years 1989 and 1990.

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