- Ed Benes
Infobox Comics creator
imagesize = 150
birthname = José Edilbenes Bezerra
birthdate = 1972
location = Alto Santo,
nationality = Brazilian
area = Penciller
notable works =
José Edilbenes Bezerra (born in 1972 in Alto Santo,
Ceara Brazil) is a Brazilian comic book artist, better known his his pen name of Ed Benes. He is best known for his work at DC Comicson such titles as "Birds of Prey", " Supergirl", " Superman", and "Justice League of America".
Benes originally specialized in drawing
superhero pin-up girls, but has matured significantly as an artist since his debut penciling Wildstorm Comics' " Gen¹³". His sister, Mariah Benes, is also a talented artist. He is currently providing pencils for "Justice League of America" (vol. 2), having drawn issues 0-7, 9-10, 12, 14-15, and 17-19. He will continue on the book until at least issue 24.
Because his primary language is Portuguese, Benes works almost exclusively through translators in order for him to effectively communicate with his American co-workers.
Brad Meltzermade special note of this in the first hardcover collection of "Justice League of America", fearing that a key scene wouldn't be illustrated correctly because of Meltzer's specific details. Fortunately, DC's translator Joe Prado translated every word of Meltzer's instructions, and Meltzer praised both men by saying "every detail is in there..."
* [http://edbenesart.com/ Ed Benes' official site]
* [http://edbenes.deviantart.com/ Ed Benes' on deviantART]
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