iFanboy Upstarts: Joe Quinones

Although writers might get top-billing on comics credits page, the real people turning those writers' words from scrip to actual comics are the artists. And comics is in the middle of an unprecedented renaissance of dynamic and varied talent, with a treasure trove of new talent coming into their own in comics. For this week's iFanboy Upstarts, we turn our attention to artist Joe Quinones.

New England artist Joe Quinones burst onto the comics scene big with his Green Lantern story in the pages of DC's Wednesday Comics written by Kurt Busiek. Although he'd made his comics debut a year prior in the pages of Teen Titans Go!, his work on Wednesday Comics made people wake up and pay attention the artist. After that he did interior work on  Amazing Spider-Man, Batman/Superman and Joker's Asylum II: Harley Quinn while becoming an in-demand cover artist for both DC, Marvel as well as Dark Horse with their Star Wars titles. It was recently revealed that Quinones is working with Paul Dini on a Zatanna/Black Canary graphic novel that is aiming for a 2012 release, and I'm already chomping at the bit to see it.












  1. Love Quinones, can’t wait to see more from him

  2. @gobo  Agreed. His art has an Amanda Conner/Doc Shaner vibe to it that I love.

  3. Quinones work on ‘Joker’s Asylum: Harley Quinn’ was really good. Had a Batman the Animated Series vibe to it which really helped with the story. His work on Wednesday Comics though was really spotty at times.

  4. Quinones’ art REALLY reminds me of Mike Wieringo’s, who’s one of my altime favorites. All the examples here are so spot on (especially that awesome Pete & Pete piece), so I’m definitely keeping my eye out for his future stuff.

  5. Of all the artists that use photos as references, I think Quinones pulls it off the best.

  6. His Green Lantern story with Kurt Busiek was great in Wednesday Comics.

  7. Petunia! Holy Shit!  Made my day. 🙂

  8. He’s one of my top 5 favorite artists currently working today. Love everything he’s done.

  9. So pumped for Black Canary/ Zatanna.  Loved his Spider-man issue, does anyone know if he was drawing the “vintage” stuff or overlaying new stuff around/over ?  Either way it was a great issue, i loved the way he drew those covers as well. wish they kept him on pencils over Azaceta.

  10. his stuff is great. He’s got a very animated style, his characters really act.