Marvel Comics Artist Joe Sinnott Announces His Retirement
The upcoming edition of The Amazing Spider-Man Sunday strip will be the last one for Joe Sinnott. The 92-year-old artist revealed his upcoming retirement on his Facebook page after releasing the final Sunday strip of the current creative team. Sinnott has been working on The Amazing Spider-Man Sunday strip‘s inks since 1992, after quitting comic books.
“Today we honor Spidey with The FINAL Sunday Spider-Man strip,“ Sinnott wrote. “Thanks Stan, for all the great memories. ‘NUFF SAID ! (Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Alex Saviuk, Joe Sinnott, Janice Chiang)“
Sinnott’s son Mark replied to the post and announced his father’s official retirement together with the thanks.
“My dad, Joltin’ Joe wants to thank all the fans for their support of the Spidey strip through the years“ Belmark Sinnott wrote. “Now at 92, and working for Marvel for 69 years, Joe can finally say that he is “officially” retired! What a great run, dad. We need to thank the following creators for their work on the Spidey strip during Joe’s incredible 27 year run on the strip: Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, who made this all possible. Letterers Stan Sakai and Janice Chiang, Pencilers Larry Lieber, Ron Frenz, Paul Ryan, Sal Buscema, Fred Kida, and for the past 22 years Alex Saviuk. Also a huge thanks to the inkers that “filled in” for Joe from time to time: Jim Amash, Terry Austin, Bob Wiacek, Mark Sinnott, Belinda Sinnott, Tim Estiloz and Jim Tournas. Thanks for making Spidey look good all these years Dad. I love you, Mark (your son and biggest fan)“
Sinnott started his incredible career as an uncredited assistant for artist Tom Gill at Atlas Comics. After submitting to Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee, he began working on his own art for the publisher. He became well-known during his long stint on Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four, from 1965 to 1981. During his 69 years as a Marvel freelancer, he worked side by side with artists such as Jack Kirby, John Romita, George Perez John Buscema, Rich Buckler, and Bill Sienkiewicz. Sinnott entered the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2013.