Jordie Bellaire

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Jordie Bellaire
Nationality American
Area(s) Colourist
Notable works
Pretty Deadly, The Massive
http://whoajordie.blogspot.com/

Jordie Bellaire is an American comic book colorist who currently lives in Ireland and works for Marvel, Valiant, and Image comic book publishers. She has colored Pretty Deadly, The Manhattan Projects, Moon Knight, The Vision, Magneto, Nowhere Men, Hawkeye, Batman, among other titles.[1][2]

Bellaire is credited with starting the "Comics are for everybody" initiative to make the comic book community more inclusive and compassionate.[3]

Colorist Appreciation Day[edit]

Following a Tumblr post by Bellaire in early 2013, fans declared January 24 to be "Colorist Appreciation Day", in order to celebrate how much the color adds to the artwork of any given comic. In her post, an open letter titled "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more", directed at an unnamed fan convention, she talks about how important the colorist is but how little recognition they get, saying "Colorists are the unknown amazing backup singer that makes [sic] every track awesome".[4]

Eisner Awards[edit]

In 2014, Bellaire was nominated for an Eisner award for best cover artist for her collaboration on The Wake with Sean Murphy. In addition, she also received a nomination for Best Coloring award for her work on various titles,[5] which she won.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comic Book Previews of Books by Jordie Bellaire". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  2. ^ Bailey, Benjamin (30 January 2013). "Nowhere Men #3 Review". IGN Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Jordie Bellaire Colors Her World". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  4. ^ Baker-Whitelaw, Gavia (24 January 2014). "Why comic fans have declare it's "Colorist Appreciation Day"". Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "2014 Eisner Award Nominees Announced". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  6. ^ Cavna, Michael (27 July 2014). "COMIC-CON 14: Here are your Eisner Award winners". The Washington Post. Retrieved 15 August 2014.