Published On: Fri, Oct 5th, 2012

Latino Trailblazers: Phil Jimenez

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Celebrate the importance of Latino culture with Being Latino, Best Buy and our partners.

We’re paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. A new tribute airs each weekday from September 17 – October 12

Today’s Trailblazer is Phil Jimenez.  Born and raised in southern California, and trained at NYC’s School of Visual Arts, Phil Jimenez has worked in comics since 1991. He first gained recognition for his work on Tempest. His later works including pencilling stints on the Invisibles,JLA/Titans, and Planetary/Authority. Phil finished a two year run on DC Comics’Wonder Woman, worked with Grant Morrison on New X-Men, and co-authoredThe DC Comics Encyclopedia. His creator-owned project, Otherworld, is currently being published through DC/Vertigo, and he is also the penciller on DC’s Infinite Crisis.

Phil’s been nominated for Eisner and GLAAD awards, listed as one of Entertainment Weekly‘s “101 Gay Movers and Shakers,” and featured in The Advocate and OUT. He also created the art for the first permanent AIDS awareness exhibit in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and had the good fortune to be Peter Parker’s hands, working in a scene as a hand double for Toby Maguire, in Spider-Man.


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Latino Trailblazers: Phil Jimenez