Archive for June, 2010

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.

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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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What I’m Writing – September 2010

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #4

HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #4

It’s solicit time again!  That wonderful moment when you get to read about all of the books you can’t wait to buy…in 3 months.  But the upside is that you have time to go to your retailer and make sure they add all of those wonderful 4-color (or B&W) awesome-filled books to your pull list!  There are two books I’d appreciate if you’d add for sure in September.  Two?!  Sure you know about HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD, but what’s the second?  Find out after the jump!

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What Makes a DAPPER MAN? Part 1

Sunday, June 13th, 2010
Me & Janet- Original Dappers!

Me & Janet- Original Dappers!

Most people who visit this site know me as either the former Marketing guy at Marvel (still strange to say “former”) or the writer of HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD.  Both are true, but I have another project that I have been working on for quite some time now – one that people have started to notice.  I’ve been off with one of my closest friends (and REMARKABLE artist), Janet Lee, building a world of kids, robots, and bowler hats.  I’m talking about the upcoming creator-owned original graphic novel (OGN) RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, coming out this Fall from Archaia.  Between now and the release of the book, I’ll be talking about the project, giving behind the scenes info, and talking about the process of creating an OGN – from the fantasy of worldbuilding to the practicality of the business side.

So, why start today?  Because I see our book is now on Amazon.com!  RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN will be available wherever books are sold and at your local comic store, but there is something crazy and mind-blowing about seeing it on a site I use for my own holiday wishlists.  We’ve been on this journey for 18 months so far, but now, as each day gets closer, these milestones drive home that it’s becoming a reality. So check back often for news (and Janet may even pop by, but you can usually catch her by following her on Twitter)  so you know who, what, and why the DAPPER MEN are and why their RETURN is so important.

Tock Tock, Time’s About To Start!

Jim

Limited Edition RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN prints still available

Friday, June 11th, 2010
Signed & Numbered Ltd Ed RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN print

Signed & Numbered Ltd Ed RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN print

For those that missed out or couldn’t make it to Heroes Con, fear not! You can order the limited signed and numbered RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN print by co-creator & artist Janet Lee by visiting her Etsy store! Go! Make with the clicky!

Keep Reading,
Jim

HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD – the Making of a Page!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2 cover

HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2 cover

A lot of (well deserved) praise has gone to the art team for HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD.  (Newsarama and Comic Book Resources have since posted their reviews praising the team as well since then).  To show you the sheer work these guys go through to bring a page to life, I wanted to give you a peak behind one of my favorite pages from HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2, on sale 7/8. Sooooo, how do David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez (not brothers, by the way), and Nathan Fairbarin do it?  Find out after the jump!

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HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2 first look & news!

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

I cannot thank everyone enough for the overwhelming response to the launch of HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD!  It means more to me than you can know.  Now comes word of a first issue sell-out!?  Amazing!  Below is Marvel’s press release as well as a first look at HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2, on sale 7/8 – the same day as issue 1’s reprint hits!  If you missed out on the first issue, get them both on the same day!

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HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #1 2nd Printing Cover

HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #1 2nd Printing Cover

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