Jordie Bellaire is an American comic book colorist who works for comic book publishers Marvel, Valiant, and Image. She is the colorist for the Star Wars: Princess Leia comic mini-series, and co-created the mini-comic SaBBotage with Chris Eliopoulos.
Bellaire has also colored Pretty Deadly, The Manhattan Projects, Moon Knight, Magneto, Nowhere Men, Zero, and Hawkeye, among other titles. In 2014, Bellaire was nominated for an Eisner award for Best Cover Artist for her collaboration on The Wake with Sean Murphy. She also that year received a nomination for Best Coloring for her work on various titles, which she won.
Bellaire is credited with starting the "Comics are for everybody" initiative to make the comic book community more inclusive and compassionate. She was also the catalyst for comic book fans to declare January 24 "Colorist Appreciation Day". The day was inspired by a Tumblr Bellaire wrote in early 2013 entitled "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more". Directed at an unidentified fan convention, she said colorists are important but receive little recognition: "Colorists are the unknown amazing backup singer that makes [sic] every track awesome". She currently lives in Ireland.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Comic Book Previews of Books by Jordie Bellaire. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on July 25, 2014.
- ↑ Bailey, Benjamin (January 30, 2013). Nowhere Men #3 Review. IGN. Retrieved on April 6, 2016.
- ↑ 2014 Eisner Award Nominees Announced. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on April 6, 2016.
- ↑ Cavna, Michael (July 27, 2014). COMIC-CON 14: Here are your Eisner Award winners. The Washington Post. Retrieved on April 6, 2016.
- ↑ CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Jordie Bellaire Colors Her World. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on April 6, 2016.
- ↑ Baker-Whitelaw, Gavia (January 24, 2014). Why comic fans have declare it's "Colorist Appreciation Day". The Daily Dot. Retrieved on April 6, 2016.