Archive for the ‘Conventions’ Category

Jim’s NYCC Schedule!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
NYCC is HERE!

NYCC is HERE!

After 18 months, it’s BA-AAAAACK!  New York Comic Con is this weekend & there’s tons to see!  If you’re looking to see me, here ya go!  A handy dandy guide!

It's here!!

It's here!!

THURSDAY, Oct 7

7-10 pm – RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN Launch Party & Art Show
Where: Alice’s Tea Cup: http://alicesteacup.com/
102 West 73rd St (73rd & Columbus)
NY, NY, 10023
(212) 799-3006

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FRIDAY, Oct 8th

1:00 – 3:00, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: ARCHAIA Booth (#2031)
Selling & signing advanced copies of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN. These are limited to NYCC so get ’em while you can!

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SATURDAY, Oct 9th

10:00 am – 1:00 pm: ARCHAIA Booth (#2031)

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Marvel – AVENGERS Panel (Room 1A06)

4:00 – 7:00 pm: ARCHAIA Booth (#2031)

SUNDAY, Oct 10th

10:00 – 11:00 am: ARCHAIA Booth (#2031)

11:00 – 12:00 pm: WRITING COMICS Panel (Room 1A23)

12:00 – 1:00 pm: ARCHAIA – ALL AGES Panel (Room 1A17-18)

1:30 – 2:30 pm: MARVEL Booth signing (#1843)

3:00 – 5:00 pm: ARCHAIA Booth (#2031)

WSHEW! There you go!  Have fun, everyone, and be sure to come by and get your Dapper on!
Jim

DAPPER MEN Launch Party & Art Showing

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
It's time!

It's time!

It’s here!  RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN is launching at New York Comic Con & to celebrate, we’re throwing a party!  There will be food, beverage, and fun.  Oh, and the original artwork on display and available for sale as well as advance copies of the book!!!  And YOU are invited!

Details after the jump:

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The Making of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN Trailer!

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

And now for something that should speak for itself… the animated and fully scored trailer for Return of the Dapper Men. We’ve been working on this for a while.  More on that after the jump.  Enjoy!

The genesis of the trailer after the jump.

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My San Diego Comic-Con Schedule

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Comic-Con International, better known as San Diego Comic Con, SDCC, or Geek Prom.  Call it what you will- I call it ALMOST HERE!  And it’s a big one for me personally.  With HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD now hitting stands monthly and RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN nearing its release date, there will be much fun, many meetings, lots of talking, and signings & panels galore!

The full rundown after the jump

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Convention Prep – SCIENCE!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010
What I need right now!

What I need right now!

There’s a lot to going into preparing for a convention – getting ahead on scripts, answering emails, and online check-in for the flight.  But one of the more important things – LAUNDRY.  Which is what I am doing.  But who says laundry has to be boring?  I’ll be back posting more comic-related posts in a jiffy, but here’s a few interesting science facts about laundry, brains, and the Eiffel Tower.  Just because.

Learn after the jump!

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Roundup! Places to Go, Things to Read!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Mockingbird from HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2

Mockingbird from HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2

This is shaping up to be a busy week!  HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2 is about to leave for the printer, a bunch of folks wanted to talk about what happened in issue one, me working on a Young Avengers story with Chris Samnee was announced, I turned in another script for ANOTHER secret project, and now I am packing for a trip!  Where am I going?  Somewhere you can find me and find out more face-to-face.

Find out after the jump!

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A Very DAPPER Poster – And NEWS!

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, my first original graphic novel, is coming out Fall 2010, from Archaia.  Here is the promotional poster, featuring images from artist & co-creator Janet Lee, that was given away at both WonderCon and C2E2.  We ran through these rather quickly, so if you didn’t get a chance to pick one up at either of those places, you may have missed your chance (although we may have a fun upcoming contest to receive the very few we have left)!

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PROMO POSTER FOR RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN

However, the good news is we will have a new, limited & EXCLUSIVE print for those attending HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC, June 4-6!  Janet is hard at work on a special limited run of 314 prints that will be for sale at our booth.  More details to come!

In the meantime, you can track the progress of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN by following each of these Twitter accounts: Me, Janet, Stephen Christy (Editor in Chief – Archaia), and Archaia Comics.

For more info on RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, check out this video interview via Comic Vine!

Stay Dapper & Keep Reading!

Jim

Welcome Aboard!

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Hello friends, family, acquaintances, fans, and reading-voyeurs,

Surprise, surprise, another blog enters the blogosphere. As you can see in my profile, I make no promises how updated this blog will be, but here’s hoping. “The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray, and leave us not but grief and pain for promised joy. Well, hopefully my potential sporadic updates (or complete lack of them) won’t leave you with grief and pain, and I cannot promise you joy with every post. What I CAN offer you is that I will be *me* in these entries.

So, where to start? I’d rather not start off with the traditional “I was born in…” exposition. Zzzzz… Details of my youth, history, interests, etc will hopefully come out in more unique ways, organically, as I (hopefully) write new entries.

Brief aside here- just because I have a blog and a Twitter, by NO means should indicate that I am at all web-savvy when it comes to the bells and whistles of these here Interwebs. I will try to post pictures, art, etc where I can…when I can figure out how.

Second aside – this is intended more as my “professional” blog. You won’t find much in the way of personal info here as I tend to keep that stuff off the web. instead, this is to update my experiences in the world of comics, writing, and wherever this crazy path of life is taking me on professionally. That said, I’m not above raving or ranting about current novels, movies, or TV shows. But don’t look for too many rants, you never know who is reading and when/if you may meet them in person. I’d rather not get slapped by anyone from the “cast” of The Hills because I ranted about that show (for the record, never seen an episode).

Back on topic. Work. I work in Marketing/PR/Conventions/”other duties as assigned” at Marvel Comics. Yes, it is my dream company. No, cannot believe I work there (and I just celebrated my 4th year there– it still amazes me). Yes, I do know how lucky I am. Convention season is mostly over and it is sort of bittersweet. On one hand, I never sleep, eat, or stop moving when at a convention, so it is exhausting. But on the other (much bigger) hand, I absolutely love everything else about it. From the thrill of making a great announcement on a panel and hearing the crowd applaud, to meeting fans one-on-one (without them, no one in comics would have a job), to seeing friends from around the world who work in comics too. Thanks to FedEx and the Internet, people can work in this industry from anywhere in the world, which is great. But it means you really only see them a few times a year. One of the greatest things about this industry is that I have been lucky to make some true friends over the years. Anyone who has seen a Marvel panel should know that we are HUGE goof-offs; joking around with each other, snarky (in a good natured way), and genuinely happy to be together. That’s exactly how we are OFF the panel too. Some call me the happiest man in comics. I don’t know if I can claim that superlative (Dan Slott’s pretty darn jolly, too), but I can say that I am the happiest I have been BECAUSE I work in comics.

(Third aside – I had the Olympics on in the background on the USA network while writing this. At some point, they ended and “Psych” came on. I am convinced I just saw the same cave set used in Smallville and the same woods that Mulder and Scully trekked thru in X-Files. Makes me wish TV had a shared universe where all of these characters ran from place to place, encountering each other. I would never turn off the television…)

Obvious personal fact you should have gathered by now: I am very easily distracted. Another fact – I am obsessed with television.

I know I have far more to say, but this is the beginning. I have to leave something for people to come back to. And there’s plenty! From my history in soap operas, to my present job, to writing my first full comic script, to trying to dance between the raindrops of talking about my new project that I can’t really talk too much about. Speaking of, I should run spellcheck on this entry and publish it so I can stop procrastinating (which, truth be absolutely told, was the genesis of this blog- procrastination) and get back to a more necessary form of procrastinating: research!

Until next time, KEEP READING!

Jim