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The fourth estate, on occasion, is kind enough to talk to me about my job and/or mustaches.

COMICS
Stela Comics
Interview: Jim Gibbons and STELA: Comics for Your Phone—May 6, 2016
“I’m here with Jim Gibbons, Senior Editor at STELA.”

TALKING PRINCE’S DEATH & THE PRINT VS DIGITAL DEBATE WITH STELA COMICS’ JIM GIBBONS—April 25, 2016
In our latest episode of Secrets of the Sire, we discussed Prince’s death and the impact artists have on the world. Then we opened up the Print Vs. Digital comics debate to the floor.

SPECIAL EDITION: TALKING STĒLA WITH JIM GIBBONS—February 26, 2016
Jim walks me through everything that YOU need to know to get started with Stēla, what the company is all about, how it works and so much more.

Stēla Moves To Change How You Read Comics—February 24, 2016
A new digital venture called Stēla Comics gets off the ground Wednesday. Its mission: to create a new way to experience comics, with help from Portland’s deep bench of artists and writers.

Talking The Digital, Mobile Future of Stela With Jim Gibbons—February 9, 2016
With the hype building around Stela and the creators and comics that make up the lineup slowly being announced before their very imminent launch, we chatted with senior editor Jim Gibbons about the format, the comics, the payment model, and a whole lot more.

Rethinking the Medium: The Stela Team on Creator-Owned Comics, Mobile First—January 19, 2016
So today, you can read my conversation with Yount and Gibbons as they talk how the project came together, why Android isn’t part of their launch, why vertical scrolling is what they went with, their creator-owned model, creators adjusting creating comics specifically for mobile, and more.

Stela’s Plan for a Better Comics Industry—January 16, 2016
I spoke with Ryan Yount, the Creative Director & Editor-in-Chief of Stela Comics, as well as Jim Gibbons, Stela’s Senior Editor, to ask some questions that had been on my mind.

Stela – The New Style of Digital Comics—December 15, 2015
After exploring the new platform, I turned to Senior Editor Jim Gibbons for further information on what Stela’s goals are and what we can expect. Here’s what Jim had to say…

Smash Pages Q&A: Jim Gibbons and Ryan Yount on Stela—November 25, 2015
I was eager to talk to [Gibbons] about this goes without saying and I can’t wait to see what is store for Stela in 2016.

Vertical Horizon: Stela Aims to Shake Up the Digital Comics Platform—November 20, 2016
In addition to getting an early look at Stela’s working prototype, we talked with Ryan Yount and Jim Gibbons about convincing creators to be test subjects, why the vertical format was so important, and what the future of Stela holds once it launches in 2016.

Scrolling for Stela: New line of phone-based comics launches in 2016—November 19, 2015
A new company, Stela (pronounced “steela”) aims to change that. Run by creative director Ryan Yount (formerly of UbiSoft and artist on comics including Scurvy Dogs) and senior editor Jim Gibbons (formerly of Dark Horse), Stela will offer ongoing comics by top creators in a format designed specifically for mobile phones via the Stela app.

Meet STELA, The Creator-Owned ‘Next Revolution’ Of Digital Comics—November 18, 2015
Headed up by former Ubisoft (and AiT-PlanetLar) staffer Ryan Yount and editor Jim Gibbons, Stela is based around the idea of vertical scrolling to read comics… Newsarama talked with Yount and Gibbons about this upstart company and how they plan to change the way digital comics are read.

EXCLUSIVE: Stela Plans To Take Digital Comics To The Next Frontier—November 17, 2015
We had the chance to talk to Editor In Chief Ryan Yount and Senior Editor Jim Gibbons about what they have planned for the launch and beyond.

EXCLUSIVE: New Publisher Stela Designs Original Comics for Small Screens—November 16, 2015
Since the beginning of this year, editor in chief Ryan Yount and senior editor Jim Gibbons have been quietly commissioning new comics for the service.

Dark Horse Comics
Citing Book Trade Growth, Dark Horse Promotes Nine—June 2, 2015
Associate editors Brendan Wright (Usagi, Bandette, Itty Bitty Books), Daniel Chabon (Aliens, Axe Cop), Patrick Thorpe (Fear Agent, Savage Sword) and Jim Gibbons (DHP, Buffy, Serenity) have been promoted to editor.

Shaquille O’Neal Dunks Into 2030 in ‘Young Shaq in the Bad Future’ [Full Comic]—April 8, 2015
Dark Horse editor Jim Gibbons and writer/artist Ethan Young clearly feel the same way…the Shaq of 1993 is convinced by former Charlotte Hornet Larry Johnson in the guise of Grandmama to spring ahead to the year 2030 to challenge a mysterious dictator to a game of one-on-one for the fate of the world.

Creative process: Gibbons and Goellner’s ‘Birch Squatch’ #1—October 22, 2014
Beginning today, writer Jim Gibbons and artist Caleb Goellner‘s Birch Squatch: The Last Bigfoot #1 is available on comiXology for 99 cents. To mark the occasion, Goellner shared with ROBOT 6 a glimpse into the creative process through a series of images.

Jim Gibbons And Caleb Goellner Launch Sasquatch Revenge Mystery ‘Birch Squatch’ On Gumroad—September 17, 2014
The book is called Birchsquatch, and it is quite possibly the greatest sasquatch-based sci-fi revenge mystery of autumn 2014, and it’s available now on Gumroad as a pay-what-you-want download.

RICHARDSON, CREATORS & EDITORS WEIGH IN ON “DARK HORSE PRESENTS” RELAUNCH—August 20, 2014
President Mike Richardson, editor Jim Gibbons and the creators involved in Dark Horse Presents #1 discuss what’s to come from the acclaimed anthology series.

Jim Gibbons seized control of Robot 6′s Tumblr—June 29, 2014
Dark Horse Comics Associate Editor Jim Gibbons is a seasoned social media user. Typically when Jim posts something on his Tumblr, it is something that already was on my radar or something that (thanks to Jim’s post) I put on my radar.

C2E2: DARK HORSE BUILDS CHARACTERS FOR “PROJECT BLACK SKY”—May 4, 2014
Dark Horse Comics showcased “Project Black Sky,” “The Goon” and other original titles at its Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo panel Saturday on Character Building. The panel featured Dark Horse Director of Publicity Jeremy Atkins, Associate Editor Jim Gibbons and creators…

Libertyville Origins: Dark Horse Comics’ Associate Editor Jim Gibbons—May 3, 2014
Referred to as the “comics industry’s youngest veteran,” Jim Gibbons graduated from Libertyville High School in 2003…

Building the Perfect Beast: Designing Dark Horse’s ‘Project Black Sky’ FCBD Cover—April 11, 2014
ROBOT 6 coaxed Dark Horse Associate Editor Jim Gibbons into sharing behind the scenes details of how this cover was designed by Broussard.

Dark Horse Assembles Project Black Sky: Interview with Jim Gibbons—April 3, 2014
An interview with the editor of Free Comic Book Day 2014: Project Black Sky!

WATCHING BLACK SKY: WILLIAMSON, VAN LENTE & FIALKOV PREP “A BETTER TOMORROW”—March 11, 2014
“Captain Midnight” writer Joshua Williamson, “Skyman’s” Joshua Hale Fialkov and “Brain Boy” and FCBD writer Fred Van Lente team with Editor Jim Gibbons to unpack the secrets in the offing.

WATCHING BLACK SKY: SWIERCZYNSKI BUILDS THE WORLD OF “X”—February 6, 2014
We’ve invited “X” writer Duane Swierczynski and Editor Jim Gibbons to not only give an early look at Project Black Sky’s May solicitations, but the pair will also dig into some key stories coming in the months ahead.

A look at the cover process for ‘Furious’ #1—January 28, 2014
Dark Horse Associate Editor Jim Gibbons offered a look at the design process for the cover, promotional material and costume design.

Creators weigh in on 2013 and 2014 (Part 1)—December 30, 2013
In this post, you’ll hear from Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Montclare, Joe Keatinge, Caanan Grall, Rafer Roberts, Josh Hechinger, Jim Gibbons, Scott Fogg, Evan “Doc” Shaner and Kyle Stevens from Kirby Krackle!

Gibbons, MacLean unleash ‘Mars: Space Barbarian’—November 24, 2013
Last month Head Lopper Andrew MacLean shared with me that he was working on a webcomics project written by Dark Horse editor Jim Gibbons and colored by Ryan Hill…

DARK HORSE EDITOR JIM GIBBONS OFFERS “BREAKING IN” ADVICE—November 9, 2013
Dark Horse associate editor Jim Gibbons joined the Comics Experience Creators Workshop recently…During the session, Jim was also asked about the best way to break in to the comics industry.

DARK HORSE’S SUPERHEROES HEAD TO “PROJECT BLACK SKY”—August 29, 2013
CBR News continued our discussion with the Editorial pair behind Project Black Sky this month, and below, the two describe their hopes for the future of the superhero line.

DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT, X, GHOST & MORE—July 31, 2013
From the pages of “Dark Horse Presents” and into their own monthly series, Patrick Thorpe and Jim Gibbons have been building up their superhero world, and things are continuing to accelerate.

GOLDEN AGE SKYMAN RETURNS TO ACTION IN “CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT”
— July 12, 2013
Writer Joshua Williamson and editor Jim Gibbons talk about revamping the golden age hero Skyman for Captain Midnight #4.

Forget Valentine’s Day: Batman Wants You To Celebrate Bale-entine’s Day! [MTV Splash Page] — February 14, 2013
Bale-entine’s Day gets some much deserved recognition.

Dark Horse Promotes Jim Gibbons To Associate Editor [ComicBookResources.com] — February 8, 2013
Dark Horse is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Gibbons to associate editor! Gibbons, perhaps the “comics industry’s youngest veteran,” came to the Dark Horse PR department in 2009…

Looking Forward, Looking Back | Creators weigh in on 2012 and 2013 (Part 2) [Robot 6] — January 1, 2013
It’s become an annual tradition during our birthday bash: No matter how much stuff we line up, people we interview, etc., there are still tons of people we like to hear from and include in our giant New Year’s/anniversary/birthday activities…

What are you excited about for 2012? [Robot 6] — January 2, 2012
We have asked various comics folks what they are excited about for 2012 in comics–something they aren’t working on and something they are…

Talking Comics with Tim | Jim Gibbons on Brain Boy [Robot 6] — November 14, 2011
On general principle, I love any project with an alliterative name like Brain Boy…

What Are You Reading? with Jim Gibbons [Robot 6] — October 9, 2011
Hello and welcome to What Are You Reading? This week our special guest is Dark Horse assistant editor Jim Gibbons, who I spoke to about his new job on Friday.

Robot 6 Q&A | Dark Horse’s Jim Gibbons on moving from marketing to making comics [Robot 6] — October 7, 2011
Earlier this year Jim Gibbons, publicity coordinator for Dark Horse Comics, made the jump from the publicity side of the business to the creative, as he became an assistant editor for the publisher…

Q&A with Jim Gibbons of Dark Horse Comics [Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange] — October 7, 2011
Jim tells us a what it takes to make comics a reality and also gives us a glimpse into the projects he’s working on…

Behind the Scenes: Jim Gibbons [Graphic Novel Reporter]
Jim Gibbons spent two years working for Wizard before joining Dark Horse as their newest publicity coordinator. But what’s his history in comics really like? We found out.

A quick chat with Dark Horse’s Jim Gibbons [Robot 6] — December 3, 2009
Meet the latest addition to Dark Horse’s stable: Publicity Coordinator Jim Gibbons…

MUSTACHES
Libertyville Men Grow Mustaches to Raise Funds for Men’s Health [Patch.com] — November 23, 2011
The Gibbons men, father Dave and his sons Jim and Dan are joining Movember, a worldwide effort where men grow mustaches in November to raise awareness and money for prostate and testicular cancer organizations.

Movember Special: Most Ridiculous Mustaches in Comics [Multiversity Comics] — November 22, 2011
This week we talk with our friends at The Ministry of Mustache Growth and Management (don’t forget to donate!), a bevy of comic folk, about what their picks would be for the most ridiculous mustaches in comics history would be.

Movember Special: Best ‘Staches in Comics [Multiversity Comics] — November 14, 2011
Today, we have a few folks who work in the comic book industry – who also happen to be Movember participants…

Duo grows mustaches for cancer awareness [Libertyville Review] — November 14, 2011
Dave Gibbons of Libertyville hasn’t sported a mustache in 30 years…

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