Artist Adrian Syaf has returned to social media following a brief hiatus after his hidden political and religious messages in this month's X-Men: Gold #1 were exposed. In a post on his Facebook page, the Indonesian artist has said "my career is over now."
Here is his statement:
My career is over now.
It's the consequence what I did, and I take it.
Please no more mockery, debat, no more hate. I hope all in peace.
In this last chance, I want to tell you the true meaning of the numbers, 212 and QS 5:51.
It is number of JUSTICE. It is number of LOVE. My love to Holy Qur'an...my love to the last prophet, the Messenger...my love to ALLAH, The One God.
My apologize for all the noise. Good bye, May God bless you all. I love all of you.
Syaf doesn't explain if his statement of his career being "over now" is of his own personal choice or through some third-party informing him so. Marvel had previously released a statement saying that "disciplinary action" would be taken with Syaf, but the extent of it was not revealed. Syaf is solicited to draw X-Men Gold #2 through #4, and the publisher has not announced any changes to those plans as of yet.
Syaf had previously worked for Dynamite Entertainment, Dabel Bros., Panini, and DC Comics - the latter of which he had an exclusive with from 2009 to 2016.