John Cassaday


John Cassaday can be an American comic reserve artist, article writer, and television movie director, most widely known for his focus on Planetary, Astonishing X-Men, Captain America and Superstar Wars. He provides received multiple Eagle and Eisner Honours and nominations for his function. Both Marvel Comics and DC Comics include a lot of Cassaday’s iconic images within their advertising, and within their art and poster book collections. Marvel Comics-based cartoon films have produced extensive usage of his art.

Early work

A self-taught illustrator, Cassaday attended film college and directed Television information for five years. He spent one summer months working a structure job while focusing on his portfolio.In 1995, Cassaday's initial posted work appeared in Caliber Comics Detrimental Burn. Various other early work contains Flowers over the Razorwire #5-6 (1995), no Revenue for the Smart (1996).He showed his stock portfolio to popular comic reserve article writer and editor Tag Waid at NORTH PARK Comic-Con International 1996. Immediately after, Cassaday started receiving job presents from bigger web publishers. He give up his construction work and left Tx for NY.In Dec 1996 he produced art for Dark Equine Comics' Ghost. Within a calendar year, he was employed to be the standard musician on Desperadoes.


In past due 1997 was hired by DC and Marvel mainly because artist for the Teen Titans and Flash annuals, X-Men/Alpha Trip, and Union Jack port. His focus on X-Men produced him among its most well-known artists.Cassady quickly became an in-demand artist focusing on many top game titles including Gen 13, Superman/Batman, The Hulk, as well as the Avengers.He is most widely known for his focus on the critically acclaimed Planetary with article writer Warren Ellis, Astonishing X-Men with Joss Whedon and Captain America with John Ney Rieber.Cassaday done multiple Captain America tasks, including a concern of Fallen Boy: The Loss of life of Captain America compiled by Jeph Loeb, "Captain America Lives Again" and "Captain America: THE BRAND NEW Offer".He based his cover artwork on World Battle II propaganda posters. The artwork was favored by enthusiasts and critics as well and Marvel released the functions in some poster artwork books. He in addition has created addresses for comic books offering The Phantom, for all of us publisher Moonstone Books as well as the Western Egmont, aswell as addresses for Joss Whedon's Firefly spinoff comic Serenity: Those LEFT OUT, and Man Ritchie's Gamekeeper. He taken care of covers and artwork path on Dynamite Entertainment's The Lone Ranger comic-book series. Books offering his art consist of Wizard's PosterMania!, Females of Marvel Poster Reserve, Wolverine Poster Reserve, New Avengers Poster Reserve, three editions from the Captain America Poster Reserve, and DC Comics Covergirls.From 2004 to 2008, Cassaday illustrated the image book trilogy Je suis légion by Fabien Nury from Les Humanoïdes Associés. The British language model was released as an eight concern comic series I Am Legion by Devil's Credited Posting. In July 2006, Humanoïdes announced a co-production cope with Pierre Spengler for the screen version of the task. On the 2015 Cannes Film Celebration, it had been announced that the three picture series will be aimed by Nacho Cerda using a screenplay by Richard Stanley.Cassaday has written tales for Hellboy: Strange Tales, Small Nemo: Wish Another Wish, Rocketeer Travels, X-Men: Alpha Air travel, Bela Lugosi: Uses in the Grave, and Union Jack port. He also composed drawing instruction content for Wizard Magazine's Wizard: How exactly to Draw.

Film and television

Cassaday directed "The Attic", the Dec 18, 2009 bout of the TV present Dollhouse, which aired seeing that the tenth bout of that series' second period. His artwork also appeared within an bout of HBO First Appear, a 2003 documentary about the producing from the Daredevil film.The Astonishing X-Men animated dvd series was adapted being a movement comic from John's art for the comic book series compiled by Joss Whedon. Cassaday also made an appearance in Era X: The Comic Reserve Background of the X-Men, a 2006 dvd movie documentary about the X-Men franchise.Cassaday also done the film version of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' common graphic book Watchmen as an idea artist.He appeared within a Wizard Globe sponsored documentary in 2002, and his artwork was used extensively in Travels into Digital Comics.As an actor, Cassaday appeared in little assignments in the 2012 horror film Home over the Hill and ITV Playhouse.

Current work

John Cassaday appeared in the Captain America 75th Wedding anniversary television particular on ABC in 2016. He's also the designer of the forthcoming Captain America comics unique anniversary concern. Cassaday and Joss Whedon will synergy on a fresh story offering Sam Wilson.Cassaday headlined the highly successful 2015 Celebrity Wars revival in Marvel Comics. The publication became the #1 offering comic for 2015. Relating to Forbes publication, it had been the top-selling comic from the last twenty years. It sold around one million copies.

Art process

Comics artwork is often created with a group, but Cassaday, popular being a perfectionist, pulls his artwork himself in pencil, then creates the ultimate ink artwork yourself. He digitally shades the majority of his cover artwork over his hand-drawn function. He also will cover artwork in printer ink and charcoal. He credits the problems of focusing on challenging books like Planetary with producing him an improved artist.His influences consist of NC Wyeth, vintage pulp magazine-culture iconography, and popular music.



2004 Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker for Planetary and stories in Hellboy: Strange Tales 2005 Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker for Astonishing X-Men, Planetary, and I Am Legion: The Dancing Faun (tied with illustrator Frank Quitely) 2006 Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker for Astonishing X-Men and Planetary 2006 Eisner Award for Best Ongoing Series for Astonishing X-Men (with Joss Whedon) 2006 Eagle Award for Favourite Comics Designer: Pencils 2007 Spike TV Scream Award for Best Comic-Book Artist


2000 Eisner Prize Best Cover Musician for Planetary 2002 Eisner Prize Best Penciler/Inker for Planetary 2004 Eagle Prize Favourite Comics Musician: Pencils 2007 Eisner Prize Best Cover Musician Astonishing X-Men and Lone Ranger 2008 Eisner Prize for Best Cover Musician Astonishing X-Men and Lone Ranger 2010 Eisner Prize for Best Cover Musician Irredeemable and Lone Ranger


Dark Horse

Ghost #27 (1996–1997) Ghost: Dark October, Dark Equine, 1999, ISBN 1-56971-377-4 Hellboy: Strange Stories, miniseries, #1-8 (among additional artists) (2003–04) ''Hellboy Strange Tales quantities 1 and 2, Dark Equine, 2003, ISBN 1-56971-622-6, 2004, ISBN 1-56971-953-5


Desperadoes: A Moment's Sunlight tpb, 104 webpages, DC, 1998, ISBN 1-58240-013-X Desperadoes: Epidemic!, DC, 1999, ISBN B0006RRCHQ CONSIDER Stan Lee with John Cassaday creating Problems (2002) Adobe flash, vol. 2, Annual #10 (1997) I Am Legion: The Dance Faun (2004) Planetary #1-27 (1999–2009) Planetary, vol. 2, #1-4 (2001–10) Planetary/Batman: Night time on the planet (2003) Superman/Batman #26 (among additional performers) (2006) Teenager Titans Annual #1 (1997) Transmetropolitan: I Hate It Right here (among other performers) (2000)


C-23 #6 (1998) Desperadoes #1, 5 (1997–98) Gen13 #33 (1998)


Astonishing X-Men #1-24, Giant-Sized #1 (2004–2008) Astonishing X-Men Omnibus (2009) ISBN 978-0785138013 Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday Best Collection (2012) ISBN 978-0785161943 Astonishing X-Men Best Collection Publication 2(2012) ISBN 978-0785161950 Uncanny X-Men #352 (1998) X-Men/Alpha Airline flight, miniseries, #1-2 (1998) Captain America, #1-6 (2002) Captain America: Marvel Knights Quantity We (2016) ISBN 978-0785196334 Captain America: THE BRAND NEW Offer (2010) ISBN 978-0785149644 Fallen Child: The Death of Captain America (Iron Guy) #5 (2007) Ka-Zar: Flashback #1 (1997) Miracleman Version cover art Concern #1 (March 2014) Secret Battle from the Documents of Nick Fury (2005) Star Wars #1-6 (2015) Star Wars Quantity We: Skywalker Attacks (2015) ISBN 978-0785192138 Uncanny Avengers #1-4 (2012-2013) Uncanny Avengers Omnibus (2015) ISBN 978-0785193944 Union Jack port, miniseries, #1-3 (1998–99) Union Jack port, tpb, 96 webpages, Marvel, 2002, ISBN 0-7851-0934-X


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