Zub at New York Comic Con 2016!

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October is here and that means it’s time for New York Comic Con! Once again I’ll be set up in Artist Alley and look forward to seeing friends and meeting readers. In addition, several of my collaborators will be at the show, so you’ll be able to get multiple signatures on some of my books!

TABLE S-03 = Edwin Huang (Artist on Skullkickers)
TABLE S-04 = Jim Zub
TABLE S-05 = Djibril Morissette-Phan (Artist/Co-Creator on Glitterbomb)

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On top of the table set-up, you’ll also be able to find me on several panels over the weekend:

THURSDAY Oct 6
11:00am – 12:00pm Writers Unite: Writing and Pitching Comic Stories – ROOM 1A18

Comics have grabbed the imagination of the pop culture-loving public all over again and publishers are looking for fresh ideas from a new generation of talent. Listen closely as Charles Soule (Daredevil, Death of Wolverine) and Jim Zub (Thunderbolts, Wayward) discuss writing comics and pitching their work to publishers, along with comic writing techniques and amusing anecdotes.

FRIDAY Oct 7
12:15pm – 1:15pm Marvel NOW: Divided We Stand – ROOM 1A24

With the effects of Civil War II being felt across the Marvel Universe, how will our heroes pick up the pieces and move on? Learn about the landscape of Marvel Universe in this exciting panel showcasing the most exciting new series and stories launching in the aftermath of Civil War II! PLUS – Get the inside scoop on some of Marvel’s biggest break-out hits such as Squirrel Girl and Moon Girl! Panelists include Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk), Amy Reeder (Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur), David F. Walker (Occupy Avengers), Jim Zub (Thunderbolts), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

SATURDAY Oct 8
11:00am – 12:00pm Let’s Make a Villain – ROOM 1B03

Creating great villains is essential for making great stories, whether you love their every appearance or just love to hate them. Award nominated duo Comfort and Adam, joined by Jim Zub and Dirk Manning lead this seminar in two parts: first, you’ll learn what makes great villains in both writing and in art. Then, Comfort & Adam will invite the audience to participate in creating a new villain which will be designed and drawn live.

SUNDAY Oct 9
12:00pm – 1:00pm Image Comics: Spectacle – ROOM 1A24

What is it that excites you about comics, that makes Wednesday the best day of the week? Whether it’s the idea of seeing a new world through someone else’s eyes or getting a look at reality from another angle, we’ve got you covered. Our Panelists, including Jim Zub & Djibril Morissette-Phan (Glitterbomb) and Brendan Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, & Babs Tarr (MotorCrush), know what you want and aim to please.

Wayward #19 Arrives in December!

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Arriving in December, our fourth arc continues…

WAYWARD #19
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
COVER A: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
COVER B: SUPERLOG

DECEMBER 28 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Death looms over Tokyo. Loyalties are strained.

Glitterbomb #4 Arrives in December!

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Arriving in December, the first arc of Glitterbomb wraps up with issue #4 and it’ll be memorable…

GLITTERBOMB #4
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN & K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER A: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN
COVER B: TREVOR “ROVE” JAMEUS

DECEMBER 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

On stage. In the spotlight. There’s no escape.

“Sharply written and drawn, with deft insight into the trappings of celebrity culture, Glitterbomb just might be the ultimate Hollywood horror story.”
– Karen Berger (Founder of DC’s Vertigo Imprint)

Thunderbolts #8 Arrives in December!

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Arriving in December…

THUNDERBOLTS #8
JIM ZUB (W)
JON MALIN (A/C)

Things that will be broken this issue:
• A jail
• Bones inside the human body
• A promise
(And maybe, just maybe, your heart)

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: FROST GIANT’S FURY Begins in December!

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Just announced over on Newsarama, my Dungeons & Dragons comic run continues with a new mini-series launching in December! Solicit text below:

Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #1

Jim Zub (w) • Netho Diaz (a) • Max Dunbar (c)
Mighty giants stir across the land and, before their crushing might, nothing is safe. Badly injured after their encounters in the Demiplane of Dread and now lost in the frozen northern reaches of the Forgotten Realms, the Baldur’s Gate heroes will be tested like never before. Roll for initiative, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure begins!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

* Dungeons & Dragons is seeing a renaissance with the release of the fifth edition rules in late 2014. Hundreds of thousands of players are returning to D&D or embarking on their first adventures and they’re hungry for extra content.

* Jim Zub returns with a new D&D story tying into the Storm King’s Thunder event that runs across multiple RPG products, novels, and video games.

* This series continues with the cast from the hit Legends of Baldur’s Gate and Shadows of the Vampire stories, but is also built as a perfect jumping on point for new readers, bringing them into D&D’s classic blend of sword & sorcery adventure.

Glitterbomb #1 Rushed to 2nd Printing!

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GLITTERBOMB Explodes!


The first issue is fast-tracked to second printing

“Taut, human, creepy s**t. Finding a new angle on the Hollywood meat factory is hard as hell, but this is all kinds of neat.” — Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)

Image Comics is pleased to announce GLITTERBOMB #1 by Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with demand.

The explosive new series is the story of Farrah Durante, a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. But the shallow, celebrity-obsessed culture she’s drowning in isn’t the only problem—her frustrations are a powerful lure for something horrifying out beyond the water…something ready to strike.

GLITTERBOMB #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website, the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology, iOS, Android, and Google Play.

GLITTERBOMB #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code JUL168779), GLITTERBOMB #2 Cover A by Morissette-Phan (Diamond Code AUG160629), and Cover B by Marguerite Sauvage (Diamond Code AUG160630) will be available on Wednesday, October 12th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, September 19th.

Box Office Artist Interview

In this video interview from Fan Expo Canada artist James Raiz and I talk all about working in comics, collaborating with artists, and pitching publishers and then, as a bonus, he interviewed Djibril Morissette about his big break on Glitterbomb. Lots of good stuff here.

Zub Hosting Master Seminar on Comics Experience

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I’m thrilled to announce that I’m working with Andy Schmidt at Comics Experience on a Master Seminar session all about organizing and managing comic and other creative projects. Discussion will include financial analysis, budget-building, finding collaborators, putting together an effective pitch, and approaching publishers.

There are many resources available for creators when it comes to art and writing, but understanding how to effectively build a project and carry it through to completion without losing your mind or your savings, that’s not something I’ve seen as much of, so when Andy approached me about hosting a session covering that hard to find material I agreed.

Past Comics Experience Master Seminars have been with industry luminaries including Brian Michael Bendis, Christos Gage, and Klaus Janson. It’s a pleasure to be brought on board to talk about the pitching and production process.

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Click here for all the details, but here’s a bullet-point rundown of how it works:

• Held Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10:00 AM Eastern Time until approximately 4:00 PM Eastern Time with a one-hour break for lunch.
• You will learn from both lectures and demonstrations presented by Jim Zub.
• You will be a part of a private Q&A with Zub and host Andy Schmidt.
• You will learn about financially planning a comic book project.
• You will learn how to find great collaborators.
• You will learn how to be a great collaborator.
• You will learn about the different avenues to publication.
• You will learn how to prepare a project to pitch it and how most effectively to pitch a project.

This Seminar is $295. For Creators Workshop members, a $50 discount is offered on the forums.

You’ll have access to a recording of the seminar for two full weeks after it’s held—including the Q&A portion.

Online registration only: To attend the Master Seminar: Building Your Comic Project with Jim Zub, you must register online. Enrollment is limited!

Glitterbomb Feature Interview at Image Comics

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Djibril and I spoke to David Brothers at Image Comics, our Publisher, all about the arrival of GLITTERBOMB and what we have in store for readers as our Hollywood horror story continues.
Give it a read!

ComixLaunch Interview: Patreon and Creative Project Management

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I spoke to Tyler James from ComixLaunch about how my Patreon page helps support my creative projects, fundraising, building creator-owned comic projects and working with artists. It’s an interview loaded with all kinds of good stuff. Give it a listen!