Ed Benes

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Ed Benes
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Born José Edilbenes Bezerra
November 20, 1972
Alto Santo, Ceará, Brazil Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Area(s) Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Birds of Prey
Justice League of America, vol. 2
Supergirl, vol. 3
Superman, vol. 2
WildC.A.T.S.

José Edilbenes Bezerra (born 1972 in Alto Santo, Ceará, Brazil), better known by his professional name Ed Benes, is a Brazilian comic book artist, known for his work for DC Comics, on such titles as Birds of Prey, Supergirl, Superman, and Justice League of America.

Early life[edit]

José Edilbenes Bezerra was born November 20, 1972, in Alto Santo, a small town in the Brazilian state of Ceará, in the northeast region of the country. Though he has lived in Limoeiro do Norte, a medium town also in Ceará state, since he was 14 years old. He began drawing on his own in 1989, referencing the artwork from his brother's comic books. He also took a correspondence art course, though he did not finish it.[1]

Career[edit]

Benes' got his first professional work in 1993, after he mailed out sample art, and was discovered by Neal Adams, who gave him the job of illustrating Samuree for Continuity Comics in 1993.[1] In the 1990s Benes began to work for Marvel where he did art for multiple comic book titles, including a Captain Marvel 6-part miniseries.

He later moved to DC Comics, where continued penciling more work for titles such as Gen¹³, Birds of Prey, Supergirl (vol. 3), and Superman (vol. 2). In 2006 Benes was assigned to provide art to for writer Brad Meltzer's run on Justice League of America series,[2] which he drew until 2009. He subsequently contributed to Batman and Birds of Prey (vol. 2) titles, and Steel.

Studio and teaching[edit]

Ed Benes began the Ed Benes Studio for aspiring comic book artists, which currently offers several courses on illustration and techniques in sequential storytelling, and hosts lectures and workshops.[dead link][3]

Bibliography[edit]

Cover to Supergirl #78. Art by Ed Benes.

DC[edit]

Marvel[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

  • Glory #11-12 (Image)
  • WildC.A.T.S. #44-50 (1998) (Image)
  • Samuree, vol. 2, #4 (Continuity)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography". edbenesart.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2012-04-09.  Reprinted from Wizard magazine Brazil #5 (late 2003)
  2. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 326. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "After the success of Identity Crisis, best-selling novelist Brad Meltzer was given the job of relaunching the Justice League of America in the title's second series. With Ed Benes providing the pencils, Meltzer stripped the Justice League back to basics." 
  3. ^ "Ed Benes Studio". edbenestudio.com. Archived from the original on 2010-05-23. 

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Preceded by
Leonard Kirk
Supergirl artist
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Ian Churchill
Preceded by
Casey Jones
Birds of Prey artist
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Joe Bennett
Preceded by
Jim Lee
Superman artist
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Carlos Pacheco
Preceded by
none
Justice League of America artist
2006–2009
Succeeded by
Mark Bagley
Preceded by
Claude St. Aubin
Birds of Prey artist
2010
Succeeded by
Ardian Syaf