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SVA Alumnus Joe Quesada Reveals Marvel Artwork Commissioned by Obama

From Inverse: "President Barack Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago last night prompted former Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada to reveal a private commission featuring Marvel’s iconic superheroes for the outgoing chief several years ago.

The piece, dated 2011, is a Quesada original with inks by Danny Miki (Batman: No Man’s Land) and colors by Richard Isanove (Marvel’s The Dark Tower). Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, and Iron Man stand with Obama and Patrick Gaspard, who is carrying Captain America’s shield, in Obama’s thank-you gift to Gaspard who at the time was leaving the White House Office for Political Affairs for a position as Director for the Democratic National Committee. Gaspard left the DNC in 2013 and is now the current ambassador to South Africa.

Quesada says he got the gig when an assistant of Obama called him, which he thought was a prank…” (continue reading)

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