17.Oct.2016 The Dawning of a New (Professional) Era
For the past year, I’ve worked from home as the senior editor at Stela. Toiling away at the desk in my home office gave me unique insight into the day-to-day of the talented writers, artists, colorists, and letterers I work with regularly. Now, I’m taking it to the next level.
In 2015, thanks to a very kind introduction from Marvel Talent Relations Manager Rickey Purdin, I was invited to be a guest at Comics Uncovered, an intimate aspiring comic creator seminar attached to Birmingham, UK’s International Comic Expo. I was being flown out to do portfolio reviews and hang out and talk comics—it seemed too […]
28.Apr.2016 Fred Van Lente’s Five Comic-Making Mistakes
New York Times Bestselling author Fred Van Lente—who I’ve had the pleasure of working with on Resurrectionists, Brain Boy, Project Black Sky, new editions of his Action Philosophers and The Silencers, and a few other things—is, in my humble opinion, one of the finest writers in comics. If you’re looking for a script format to […]
15.Feb.2016 My Year in Books: 2015
Continuing my tradition of making a “Here’s What I Read Last Year” list instead of a “Best Books of the Past Year” list—I’m super envious of those folks who have the ability to consume loads of newly published content each year—here’s a list of what I read in 2015. (Check out previous My Year In […]
29.Nov.2015 My new gig!
Back in September, I left Dark Horse Comics after six years to pursue a position at a brand new company. But, due to the top secret nature of that new job, I couldn’t say anything about where I was headed. Now, thanks to the killer publicity efforts of Steve Sunu, I’m psyched to share that […]
02.Jun.2015 Climbing the ladder
Today on Publisher’s Weekly, alongside eight of my intelligent and talented fellow editors, it was announced that I’ve been promoted from associate editor to full-blown editor. It’s my fourth position in my nearly six years at Dark Horse Comics and my second editorial promotion in the past three years.
25.Apr.2015 My Year In Books: 2014
Every year, instead of a “My Picks for Best Books of the Year” list, I make a “Here’s What I Read This Year” list. I’m way, way, way behind on this post … 2015’s been a busy one so far! But, in keeping with the grand tradition (Check out previous Years In Books, if you’re […]
10.Apr.2015 Young Shaq in the Bad Future
A while back, I had a silly idea. It was a notion of what would become a short comic story and—though I doubted anything would ever come of it—I sat down and wrote the script so I could get the idea out of my head and down on paper, freeing me up to move on […]
10.Mar.2015 Writing Tips from A Few Masters
Continuing my efforts to compile as many helpful writing tips as possible, here’s a resource post about writing and storytelling advice written by people far more experienced than me. Go forth, read what they’ve written, and grow!
28.Jan.2015 What story do you want to tell?
If you want to create comics, I think Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics is required reading. “But Jim! I’ve read enough comics to understand them! I don’t need to read this!” Well, if you’ll allow me a sports metaphor… Watching Michael Jordan or Lebron James play hundreds games isn’t gonna make you a great basketball player, […]