Category Archives: Conventions-Signings

Zub at New York Comic Con 2017!

For the first time in a long, long time, I will be at New York Comic Con, but don’t have a table location! I’m headed to the show to do promotion, panels, signings, and meetings. I’m really looking forward to free roaming the floor and spending time with friends. Pals, if you want to hang out, drop me a line!

Here’s where you’ll definitely be able to find me:

THURSDAY October 05
5:00 – 5:45pm Signing at the MARVEL Booth (BOOTH #1354)

SATURDAY October 07
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Cup O’Joe Presents MARVEL LEGACY: AVENGERS – ROOM 1A21

At this marvelous panel, be the first to hear the latest news about the Avengers, as well as their allies and enemies! A super-team consisting of Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, Michele Bandini (Captain Marvel), Ta-Nehisi Coates (Black Panther), Al Ewing (Royals, U.S.Avengers), Nick Spencer (Captain America), Margaret Stohl (Captain Marvel), and Jim Zub (Uncanny Avengers) will assemble on stage to provide the answers to your burning questions.

SUNDAY October 08, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM MARVEL: True Believers – ROOM 1A10

Join Executive Editor Nick Lowe, Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk), Gabby Rivera (America), and Jim Zub (Uncanny Avengers) for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, never-before-seen sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A session and more! Not to be missed! Open only to Marvel Unlimited Plus members and Marvel MasterCard cardholders. Room 1A10

Zub at Fan Expo Canada 2017!

It’s the end of the summer and that means it’s time for Fan Expo, Canada’s largest comic and pop culture convention. As always, I’ll be there, signing and sketching up a storm.

Stacy and I will be set up at TABLE P-8. Bring your books by to get signed or browse the selection we’ll have available. If you’re here in Toronto I hope to see you there!

In addition to my table set up, I’ll be on a few panels throughout the weekend:

4:00pm – Wayward Board Game Prototype Play Through – ROOM 718

12:30pm – Pitching Your Ideas – ROOM 714B

2:30pm – Writing For Comic Roundtable – ROOM 714B

Zub at Gen Con 50 in Indianapolis!

It’s time again for North America’s largest tabletop, card, and board game show, GEN CON in Indianapolis, Indiana! This year is extra special because it’s the 50th anniversary of the show, so it’s looking to be bigger and better than ever.

Tracy Hickman (Dragonlance, Ravenloft), Howard Tayler (Shlock Mercenary, Writing Excuses) and I will be set-up together at BOOTH 1549 in the main exhibit hall, ready to sign and sketch for readers.

If you’re headed to Gen Con, it would be great to see you there! It’s one of my favorite shows each year. Getting the chance to promote my comic work and also dig into the latest and greatest the gaming industry has to offer is a wonderful opportunity.

Zub at AwesomeCon 2017!

This weekend, June 16-18, is AwesomeCon in Washington DC! I haven’t been to the show in three years, so I’m excited to be back to meet readers. I’ll be set up at TABLE O-2 in Artist Alley. Come on by and get your books signed!

In addition, I have a special Samurai Jack panel on Sunday:

Sunday June 18
2:30-3:15pm – Samurai Jack Live Read – ROOM 150
Join Samurai Jack comic writer, Jim Zub, and Samurai Jack voice actor, Phil LaMarr, in a live read of one of the Samurai Jack comics!

Zub at MegaCon Orlando!

This week, Stacy and I will be in Florida for MegaCon Orlando! It’s my first time as a guest at MegaCon and I’m excited to meet readers in a state where I’ve never convention-ed before.

You’ll be able to find me at TABLE 046P in the Main Exhibit Hall. Along with a selection of my creator-owned work, I’m happy to say that I’ll have copies of FIGMENT and FIGMENT 2 available as well! It’s rare that I have these in stock for a show, so if you’re a Disney fan and you’ll be at MegaCon, come on by and get some Disney magic.

In addition to signing at my table, you can find me at these panels over the weekend:

Friday May 26th
11:00 am Marvel’s Picture This! Game Show with Mike McKone, Mike Perkins, Dan Slott, and Jim Zub in ROOM N220G

1:00 pm Creating Disney: Jim Zub, Joe Corroney and Bryan Fyffe in ROOM N220D

Saturday May 27th
11:00 am Marvel’s Fill in the Blank with Slott, Jim Zub, Nick Bradshaw and more in ROOM N220G

Sunday May 28th
4:00 pm Comic Writers Roundtable with Martin Dunn, Frank Tieri, Jim Zub and Franklin in ROOM N210E

Zub at TCAF 2017!

It’s time for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, a wonderful FREE event celebrating comics taking place at the Toronto Reference Library and select satellite locations on May 13th and 14th. I’m part of the big Image Comics 25th Anniversary Celebration crew who will be set up at the Masonic Temple (888 Yonge Street), a 2 minute walk up the road from the Reference Library:

I’ll be set-up at TABLE MT10 alongside Djibril Morissette-Phan, my collaborator on GLITTERBOMB. We’ll be there with plenty of great books…

…and I’ll be on several panels as well:

12:15pm – The D&D Panel – Dungeons & Dragons!
The infamous tabletop RPG was controversial in the 80s and shunned by the mainstream, but now it’s back and more popular than ever! Join Jim Zub, Koren Shadmi, Ben Marra, Hannah Fisher, Megan Carter, and Tory Woollcott as they discuss what drew them to the gaming table and how D&D has inspired their comic storytelling.
LOCATION: Forest Hill Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville

4:00pm – Image 25th: Glitterbomb vs. Monstress—Terrifically Terrifying Comics
Few things are as horrific as real horror! Few things are as felt as true feelings! So how do you convey both of those things in comics? Join the teams behind the terrific and terrifying MONSTRESS (Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda) and GLITTERBOMB (Jim Zub and Djibril Morrissette-Phan) on how they go about imbuing their stories and characters with real emotion, while also scaring your pants off.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St

12:00pm – Image 25th: Finding a Balance
Day jobs. Everybody’s got one. But how do you go about paying the bills while creating hit creator-owned comics? How do you make sure you have enough creative energy for both? Marjorie Liu, Jim Zub, Ivan Brandon, and Jason Latour are no strangers to balancing projects they do for others and projects the do for themselves. Come and hear how they try to make it work.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St

If you live in the greater Toronto area, you really need to come to TCAF! It’s one of my favorite shows each year, jam-packed with incredible guests from all over the world, tons of stunning art, engaging programming, and so much more.

Zub at Calgary Expo 2017!

Another year, another wonderful Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo and I’ll be there! It’s the 12th anniversary of the show and I haven’t missed one yet.

I’ll be set up at TABLE X-10 with a slew of great books, new and old. I’ll be sketching and signing throughout the weekend.

I also have a new pin-up in the annual artbook, Fairy Tales and Monsters. This year I did my take on Puss In Boots.

If you’re in the Calgary area and can make it out to the show, I hope to see you there!

Calgary Expo 2017 Pin-Up: Puss In Boots

Each year the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo puts together an art book with pin-ups done by artists who will be exhibiting at the show. Proceeds from the art book sales and original art auction go to charity. This year the charity of choice is the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Alberta.

The theme of this year’s art book was ‘Fairy Tales and Classic Monsters’, so I decided to illustrate my version of Puss In Boots. Here’s how it progressed from concept to final:

STEP 1-Sloppy Gesture: This is where I’m just playing around with shapes, trying to find a really basic pose and silhouette that will work for my initial idea – Puss swinging in with a swashbuckling flare. It’s sloppy and loose and doesn’t look like much, but that’s how it starts.

STEP 2-Initial Sketch: From there I sketch right over top, building in the form and attitude of the character, trying to keep a sense of energy while also adding a bit of volume and consistency. Still pretty rough, but at least now we can tell what it is and see some potential.

STEP 3- Refinement: Fading back my previous digital layers, I take another attack on it, refining my choices and adding details. I wanted to add a bit more of a sense of ‘drag’ on his clothing and pushed the expression a bit more.

STEP 4- Final Lines: With the gesture and structure defined, I’m ready to finalize the line work with a tight digital ink layer. While I’m working away on this I try to balance the structure and gesture and add thick to thin lines or gaps to help visually separate areas and add a bit of extra weight to the final look.

STEP 5- Flat Colors: This is where I work out the base palette of colors for the piece. These flats also become easy to select areas when I’m rendering the illustration. I also added a simple pattern behind Puss to give the background a bit of texture.

STEP 6- Final: Shadows, highlights, and all around rendering is added along with my signature to finish it off. Our courageous swashbuckling feline is ready for adventure!

If you’re heading to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo you’ll be able to pick up your own copy of the 2017 Artbook and I’ll be thrilled to sign a copy for you.

Comic Alley Toys Signing – April 15th

From the Facebook Event page:

Comic creator (and Oshawa native) Jim Zub will be at Comic Alley Toys to help celebrate the store re-opening on SATURDAY APRIL 15th from 1 to 4pm!

Jim will have copies of some of his comics on hand for purchase and will be signing and sketching. Come on down to the store to meet Jim and browse Comic Alley’s wares!

Jim has worked for almost every major comic publisher in North America, including Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and UDON on titles including Avengers, Thunderbolts, Dungeons & Dragons, Legends of the Dark Knight, Samurai Jack and Street Fighter as well as his own creator-owned titles Wayward, Skullkickers, and Glitterbomb.

Zub at Toronto Comicon March 17-19

I’ll be set up at Toronto Comicon happening March 17-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
You’ll be able to find me at ARTIST ALLEY TABLE P28.

I’ll have many of my books available, including brand new ones like Glitterbomb Vol. 1 and Wayward Vol. 4, as well as variant covers, sketch covers, and a whole lot more.

In addition to being at my table, I’ll be on a couple panels over the weekend too:

Saturday March 18
4:00pm Chapterhouse Comics Panel – ROOM 803

Sunday March 19
1:00pm Writing Comics – ROOM 803