DCU in 2011: Jesus Saiz to be new BIRDS OF PREY ongoing artist
Wed, 01/12/2011 - 9:00am
We’ve seen this question posed here in The Source’s comments section a lot these last two weeks, and we couldn’t be more excited to give you an answer. Starting in May with issue #12, Jesus Saiz will be joining BIRDS OF PREY as the regular ongoing artist.
Writer Gail Simone shared with us just what it takes to draw BIRDS OF PREY:
"It's not a small order...it has to be someone who can draw action, humor, suspense, love, hate, beauty, villainy. It has to be someone who can draw beautiful women who can also kick your rear end. It's a special book, we think, and it needs a special artist.
"And oh, boy, did we get one.
"Jesus is at the top of a very short list of dream artists on our, "Oh, man, wouldn't HE be fantastic?" list. His previous work has been silky and sexy and powerful all at the same time. He's fantastic with design, storytelling, body language...an artist this good frees up the writer to make the stories even bigger and more complex.
"We were lucky to get him, and when his first piece of art came in, the cover to Birds of Prey #12, we knew absolutely he was the perfect choice. We cannot WAIT for you to see his take on Dinah, Helena, Babs and Zinda. Together, we're going to make 2011 the best year for Birds of Prey ever!"
For those of you who haven’t seen his work in books like THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, CHECKMATE and MANHUNTER, here’s a taste of what you can expect: the cover to BIRDS OF PREY #12, by Jesus Saiz.