The Jakarta Post
Marvel editor-in-chief CB Cebulski speaks at a forum in Manila on Jan. 10. Chinese superheroes will soon be joining the pantheon of larger-than-life Marvel Comics mainstays Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, a company official has said as the US comic book giant makes a major thrust into Asia. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)
Marvel Comics editor-in-chief CB Cebulski has said it takes more than just talent to become a Marvel Comics artist. “Talent is not enough, the most important thing to have is confidence,” Cebulski said at the Marvel Creative Day Out event at Binus University in Jakarta on Friday as reported by kompas.com.
He said there were a number of Indonesian illustrators already working for Marvel Comics, including Ario Anindito, Miralti Firmansyah, Yasmine Putri and Sunny Gho.
“These are people who walked into our doors and achieved success. They have confidence in their skills and they keep on creating,” said Cebulski.
As Marvel had already opened its doors wide to illustrators worldwide, including those in Indonesia, it was up to the artists themselves to exhibit confidence, he said.
“The only thing I need to remind you is that Marvel always opens its doors. Just be confident, step inside the door and leave your doubts behind,” he said.
Referring to controversy surrounding an Indonesian illustrator at Marvel Comics last year, Cebulski said the incident did not reflect the entire country just because the artist came from Indonesia.
“It’s an act by an individual. It was his choice and he knows the consequences,” he said. “Marvel has always been selective in hiring its artists, and putting their skills and work ethics into consideration." (asw)