and Joe Quesada
The Mayor of Orange County, FL has hereby proclaimed Saturday, March 8, 2008 Joe Quesada Day in honor of our E-I-C's outstanding contributions to the Hero Initiative as a member of its Fundraising Committee. The only question we here at Marvel.com have: "What took you so long?!"
Not only that, but Joe Q also received the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando's prestigious Sun Award! The honor, given to those "dedicated individuals who have contributed to the enrichment and overall growth of the region's culture, community outreach and economic, development," ranks as one of the institution's highest honors.
Says Gaby Ortigoni, Director of Marketing and Sales for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, "Mr. Quesada is a great role model to our Hispanic Business and Professional Community and we thank MegaCon for giving us the unique opportunity to recognize his contributions to the Comic Book industry and his professional success."
Despite all the celebrations, Joe Q still found time to take a few drops in a dunk tank to benefit the Hero Initiative in its mission of helping former comics creators in financial need. Throw in a couple of signings at the Hero Initiative booth, and you've got yourself a weekend!
So next time you see your faithful editor-in-chief, remember to give him a hearty congratulations these well-earned accolades!