09.Mar.2013 The short story behind Tremors comics
Been meaning to write this blog post for about a year now, so some of the details might not be exactly right, but here’s the story… I’m a huge fan of the Tremors movies. If you’ve known me for a while, odds are it’s come up at some point because I’m always happy to talk [...]
07.Feb.2013 Black Beetle’s wild ride
If you’ve been following me on twitter or tumblr recently, you’ve probably seen a few posts about Francesco Francavilla’s noir superhero masterpiece The Black Beetle. BB‘s the first comic that I’ve edited solo from the get go and it’s been a distinct pleasure working with someone as passionate and enthusiastic as Francesco. Dude’s pretty damn [...]
02.Jan.2013 Another Jim Gibbons comic book appearance
Remember, back in September, when I relayed a story about how artist Evan Shaner had added a Jim Gibbons-related Easter egg to Buddy Cops, a story appearing in Dark Horse Presents? Well, that ain’t the only Jim Gibbons comic reference anymore!
24.Sep.2012 I’ve truly entered the comic book world.
If you read comics for long enough and pay attention, you’ll begin to notice that writers and artists love to work tons of references into their work. Subtle references, clever references, inside jokes, bizarre gags and obscure imagery that are often a treat for eagle-eyed and perceptive readers. Sometimes it’s as simple as a song [...]
23.Jul.2012 San Diego Comic-Con 2012: The Photos
Continuing my Comic-Com International recollection for 2012 after posting a list of highlights a few days ago, here are all the photos I took at this year’s show. In year’s past, I’ve come home from San Diego only to realize I took about five to ten photos that in no way showcase the Comic-Con experience. [...]
21.Jul.2012 San Diego Comic-Con 2012: The Memories
It was a helluva show, folks! Comic-Con International 2012, aka San Diego Comic-Con, was a raucous success this year. By far the best SDCC I’ve ever attended. Not only was it a very encouraging show—seems every comic person I talked to was selling a lot of stuff and having a great time, so the air [...]
19.Jun.2012 What I Do For A Living
When people ask what I do for a living I usually explain that I work at a comic book publisher and vaguely run down a few of my responsibilities. Each different rank of editor performs a ton of different tasks, all of which help publications reach their pinnacle before becoming available to the reading public. [...]
01.May.2012 Stumptown Comics Fest 2012: The iPhone Photos
This weekend, Stumptown Comics Fest took Portland by storm. It was a fun show full of friendship, great comics, fantastic creators, and knowledgeable and enthusiastic fans. I worked the Dark Horse booth most of Saturday and returned Sunday to do some shopping. All in all, a great weekend and a great show. I really should [...]
07.Oct.2011 Shop Talk: Interviews and Previews
Recently, I was interviewed by two separate news outlets about working as an assistant editor at Dark Horse Comics. Oddly enough, both of the interviews came out on the same day, causing friend, former co-worker, comic writer and toy publicist Justin Aclin to dub October 7th “National Interview Jim Gibbons Day.” Though it’s unlikely this [...]
01.Sep.2011 My first editorial credit
Nearly six months after entering the editorial department at Dark Horse Comics, the first book featuring an “Assistant Editor: Jim Gibbons” credit is out now in comic shops. I got my complimentary copy today. Check it out!