David Marquez (comics)

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David Marquez
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist
Notable works
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
All-New X-Men

David Marquez is an American comic book artist best known for his works at Marvel such as Ultimate Comics Spider-Man,[1] and All-New X-Men,[2] with writer Brian Michael Bendis as well as for his first creator-owned book, The Joyners in 3D, with writer R.J. Ryan[3] (published through Archaia/BOOM! Studios in 2014).[4]


Upon graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in History, Government, and a teaching certificate.,[5] David auditioned for a job doing rotoscope animation on Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly which he heard about through a weekly sketch group he attended in college.[6] He got the animation job and credits this experience on A Scanner Darkly for showing him "how versatile a digital toolset can be"[6]

David Marquez "always wanted to draw comics"[7] so spent the next several years after finishing A Scanner Darkly both honing his drawing skills and seeking comics work at San Diego Comic Con.[7]

David draws primarily digitally,[8] and his first published comic book illustration work was in Archaia's original graphic novel, Syndrome with writers Daniel Quantz and R. J. Ryan in 2010, followed by Days Missing Vol. 2: Kestus for which he received a Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award nomination.[8][9]

David's first Marvel work was with writer Jonathan Hickman on Secret Warriors #24, published in 2011.[6] Shortly after, he began drawing Marvel's original graphic novel, Fantastic Four: Season One with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, published in 2012.[10] Fantastic Four: Season One became a New York Times Best Seller toward the end of February that year.[11] Shortly after, David began drawing Ultimate Comics Spider-Man with writer Brian Michael Bendis[7]

David's first creator-owned original graphic novel, The Joyners in 3D, was published in 2014 through Archaia/BOOM! Studios.[4] Written by R.J. Ryan, David employed a different drawing style than his previous works.[12] He worked in collaboration with artist Tara Rhymes to develop and execute the 3-D process the two used on the book[3][4][13]

Personal life[edit]

David Marquez was born in London, England.[5] He grew up in Norway and Scotland before moving to the Houston, Texas as a child. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Tara[13] "pronounced 'Tahr-uh,' not 'Tear-uh'"[5]




  • Days Missing: Kestus #1-5 with writer Phil Hester (2010)
  • Syndrome Original Graphic Novel with writers Daniel Quantz and R.J. Ryan (2010)
  • The Joyners in 3D Original Graphic Novel with writer, R.J. Ryan (Archaia/BOOM! Studios, 2014)

Image Comics[edit]


  • Outlaw Territory, Vol. 2 "Santa Fe" with writer Shay (2011)


  • The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual (Lady Liberty variant) (2014)


  • Outlaw Territory, Vol. 2: Santa Fe (2011)

Marvel Comics[edit]



Top Cow Productions[edit]





  1. ^ Richards, Dave (February 20, 2014). "Marquez Brings "Ultimate Spider-Man's" Milestones to Life". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ching, Albert (January 18, 2013). "David Marquez Draws Avengers, Mystique to ALL-NEW X-MEN". Newsarama. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Moore, Matt (Feb 20, 2014). "In nod to the past, Marquez, Ryan produce 3-D tale". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Santori-Griffith, Matthew (Jan 22, 2014). "Archaia Innovates with First 3D Graphic Novel: THE JOYNERS IN 3D". Comicosity. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "David Marquez Biography". Archaia Entertainment, LLC. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Pepose, David (7 February 2011). "Comics Artist's Alley 11: SECRET WARRIOR David Marquez". Newsarama. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Levin, Rob (2 April 2012). "Marquez Swings with Miles Morales & "Ultimate Spider-Man"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Clark, Noelene (6 March 2013). "Marvel's David Marquez talks X-Men, Spider-Man, 3D graphic novel". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Spurgeon, Tom (June 10, 2011). "Your 2011 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Nominees". Comics Reporter. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Esposito, Joey (7 February 2012). "Fantastic Four: Season One Review". IGN Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Best Sellers: Hardcover Graphic Books: Sunday, March 11th 2012". The New York Times. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Casey, Dan (23 January 2013). "Comic Book Day: X Marks the Spot for David Marquez". Nerdist. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Montgomery, Paul (9 February 2014). "CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: David Marquez". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 7 March 2014.