Inker Joe Sinnott announces his retirement
After almost 70 years in the comics business, legendary inker Joe Sinnott has announced his plans to retire.
Sinnott has worked in the industry since the early Fifties, primarily providing inks for Marvel comics. Most notably he inked Jack Kirby on titles like The Fantastic Four, Journey Into Mystery, and Strange Tales. While he only inked a single early issue of The Fantastic Four before returning to the title for a decades-long stint a few years later, it was the issue that introduced Doctor Doom, which is about as iconic and momentous as you could get.
Besides Kirby, Sinnott inked luminaries such as John Romita, Sr., John Buscema, and George Pérez, and has been nominated for multiple Inkwell awards. Since 1992 his focus has shifted from mainstream comics to the long-running The Amazing Spider-Man newspaper strip, and while he is retiring from the industry, he will still make convention appearances.
Congratulations to Joe for such a long, fruitful career, and here’s to a well-earned, peaceful retirement.