"Marvel contacted me not long after the agreement with Lucasfilm was finalized. They knew I was quite a fan and guessed I'd be interested. They weren't wrong! Star Wars means a lot to me."
―John Cassaday[src]

John Cassaday (born December 14, 1971) is an American comic book artist and writer who has drawn the first arc of Marvel Comics' relaunched Star Wars comic book series.


In 1996, Cassaday went to San Diego Comic-Con International and showed his portfolio to Mark Waid, who was impressed with the young artist's work.[1] He soon began getting several job offers, and subsequently worked on Dark Horse Comics' comic series, Ghost.

His primary output are covers, but he has also penciled several comic series, such as Warren Ellis's Planetary, Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men (for both of which he received Eisner Awards), the first four issues of Uncanny Avengers, as well as several issues of Captain America under the Marvel Knights imprint. He also provided artwork for the French comic book Je suis légion (I Am Legion).

In 2009, Cassaday made his directorial debut on an episode of Whedon's TV series Dollhouse.[2]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Comic Genius. Upstart Business Journal (2008-04-28). Retrieved on August 1, 2014.
  2. John Cassaday Enters the "Dollhouse". Comic Book Resources (2009-12-18). Retrieved on August 1, 2014.

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