Category Archives: Conventions-Signings

Zub at Vienna Comic Con!

This weekend I’ll be a guest of Vienna Comic Con in Vienna, Austria. I’ll be signing throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday at the Autographing Comic Artists area. In addition, you’ll be able to see me on the following panel:

Sat, Nov 17 The Art of Writing Superhero Comics – Inside and Outside the Speech Balloons
4:00-4:45pm A Q&A Session with Marvel comic writers Donnie Cates, Jim Zub, and Chris Eliopoulos on our Panel Stage.

Zub at New York Comic Con 2018!

As October weather takes hold, it’s time once again for the annual New York Comic Con, one of the biggest and craziest shows in North America! I’ll be there, set up in Artist Alley at TABLE A-21, and if you’re in town for the event I hope to see you there.

Here are signings and panels where you can find me as well:

Friday October 5th
5:15-6:15 PM – ONI PRESS & IDW PUBLISHING PRESENT: RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! – Room 1A24

Roll for initiative! Join superstar writers Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle) and Jim Zub (Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons, Wayward) to talk the Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons comic crossover. Learn how this Oni Press/IDW Publishing project came to be, and about the madness that lies within. Moderated by Oni Press Editor Sarah Gaydos.

Saturday October 6th
4:30-5:30pm – MARVEL COMICS: NEXT BIG THING – Main Stage 1-D

Monumental events are on the horizon for the Marvel Universe, and Editor-in-Chief CB Cebulski can’t wait to tell you all about them! Industry luminaries Jason Aaron (Avengers, Conan the Barbarian), Donny Cates (Guardians of the Galaxy), Gerry Duggan (Infinity Wars), Dan Slott (Fantastic Four, Tony Stark: Iron Man) and Jim Zub (Champions) have incredible new stories in store for your favorite characters, and this is the place to hear about them first! PLUS – don’t miss a surprise exclusive giveaway variant comic!

Sunday October 7th
11:00am-Noon Signing at the Marvel Comics Booth

Zub at Keystone Comic Con This Weekend!

This weekend I’m in Philadelphia for the first annual Keystone Comic Con! I’ll be in Artist Alley sketching and signing at TABLE F-24. If you’re at the show I hope to see you there!

In addition to being at my table, I’ll be on some panels as well:

Friday Sept 14
3:00-4:00pm Bringing Fantasy Worlds To Life

Panel Room B (Room 111AB)
From Middle-earth to The Upside Down and everything in between, the best fantasy stories capture the imaginations of readers with fully-realised worlds and the characters who inhabit them. Join a panel of writers as they discuss how to create these engrossing stories and shine a light on bringing these worlds to life. Featuring Devon Taylor (The Soul Keepers), Josiah Bancroft (The Books of Babel Series), Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons) and more!

Saturday Sept 15
4:00-5:00pm Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing

Keystone Theater/Room 114
YouTube sensation Comicstorian moderates this can’t miss panel featuring two of the biggest Marvel mega-stars of today – Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man) and Jim Zub (Champions). A major theft has been pulled off in New York, and Black Cat isn’t the culprit? Spidey has to team-up with the felonious feline femme fatale to uncover the truth! Plus, the Champions enter a world of swords and sorcery. Can the next generation of heroes survive the perils of Weirdworld?

5:30-6:30pm Marvel Science 101
Panel Room A (Room 113A)
The Marvel Universe is filled with scientists who are constantly tweaking, bending and breaking what we know about real-world science. Join science educators Matt and Shari Brady along with Chris Claremont (X-Men), Alitha Martinez (Iron Man), Brandon Montclair (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur), and Jim Zub (Avengers) to talk about how science is used and abused in the Marvel Universe! Please leave time platforms and cosmic cubes at the door.

Sunday Sept 16
10:45-11:45am Comic Book Club Live

Panel Room B (Room 111AB)
Comic Book Club is a live talk show and podcast that’s been running for over a decade, hosting guests from the worlds of comedy and comic books! We’ve been written up in the New York Times, twice, and recorded the show all over the country. Come watch the show, be part of the podcast!

Zub at Fan Expo Canada 2018!

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-2. 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 being at my table, I’ll be on a few panels this weekend as well:

FRIDAY AUGUST 31
4pm ROOM 701A – Writing For Comics Roundtable
So you want to be a comic book writer? Or maybe you’re just interested in what makes them tic. We’ve gathered some of the best writers in the comic book industries with some of the most different perspectives we could find and brought them together to talk about their process and how they write comics!

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1
2pm ROOM 715B – You Down With OPP? Working With Licences and IP.
Licensed board games have always been sort of a mixed bag – the games were typically not great, hoping to cash in on sales from the intellectual property alone. With today’s discerning fandoms, that is no longer the truth. Meet some of the industry pros who are working with many of the best properties available to create games worth playing for fans of the license and gaming alike!

4pm ROOM 714B Creator Resource: A Conversation Around Creator’s Rights
Creator rights has long been one of the most contentious issues in comics, and earlier this year a team of creators came together to try and encourage more transparent conversations about rights, ownership and payment in comics. This panel will focus on what the aims of Creator Resource are, what upcoming creators should look for in a comic book contract, and what we can all do to make comics a fairer industry for us all to work in.

5pm ROOM 716B – MARVEL COMICS: THE NEXT BIG THING
Talent Scout extraordinaire Rickey Purdin joins some of the biggest names at Marvel for an exciting discussion about the future of your favorite series. Featuring Ed McGuinness (Avengers), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Matt Rosenberg (Uncanny X-Men), Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man), and Jim Zub (Champions), this is a panel you can’t afford to miss! Massive shake-ups on the horizon for our heroes: The X-Men – Disassembled! Spider-Man and Black Cat – Together again! The Champions – Marooned on Weirdworld! And The Avengers – Earth’s most hated heroes?!

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2
2pm ROOM 705 – Meet the Casts of the Danger Dice Gang & The End of Time and Other Bothers
Meet the creators behind some of your favourite AP podcasts. How did they get started? What do they have next?

Zub at Boston Fan Expo This Weekend!

This weekend is my first time in Boston for the Boston Fan Expo. I’ll be set up at TABLE P31!

I’ll have a limited number of the convention-exclusive Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons Sneak Preview comics that premiered at Gen Con last weekend:

In addition to being at my table, I’m also on a couple panels over the weekend:

Friday, August 10
8:00pm WRITING FOR COMICS-ROOM 253A

You want to learn about writing comics directly from the best in the business? Do we ever have the panel for you! Featuring a group of the industry’s top writers, please join us as they discuss their craft in this can’t miss panel with Jim Zub, Meredith Finch, Tini Howard, and Howard Mackie.

Saturday, August 11
5:00pm MARVEL COMICS: NEXT BIG THING-ROOM 160B

Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and all-star writers Donny Cates (Cosmic Ghost Rider, Death of Inhumans, Venom), Matt Rosenberg (Astonishing X-Men, Punisher), and Jim Zub (Champions) talk about the most exciting comics to hit the stands this year – and beyond!

Zub at Gen Con 2018!

It’s time again for North America’s largest tabletop, card, and board game show, GEN CON in Indianapolis, Indiana!

Howard Tayler (Shlock Mercenary, Writing Excuses) and I will be set-up together at BOOTH 1649 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.

In addition to being at the booth, I’ll be participating in the Wordbuilders Gen Con Party on Friday night. Buy a ticket to join Worldbuilders and friends for an evening of games, food, drinks, and mingling with some awesome authors, game designers, podcasters, and creators. Sign up to play games with the celeb of your choosing in a relaxed environment and participate in the silent auction for a chance to win some cool geeky prizes. This is a charity event and all proceeds will go towards Worldbuilders and you will also walk away with a swag-filled bag worth over $100!

At the Worldbuilders Party I’ll be running A Fake Artist Goes To New York and The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31!

Also, if you stop by the IDW Games Booth (#158) you’ll be able to check out the game box and miniatures for the Wayward board game arriving in 2019!

This Weekend: Zub at ICON in Johannesburg

This weekend is the 26th anniversary of the ICON – Comics and Gaming Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa and I will be there! Sean Izaakse (the amazing artist I’ve collaborated with on Pathfinder, Thunderbolts, Uncanny Avengers, and Champions) and I will be at the show signing and sketching for fans.

In addition, I’ll be on several panels throughout the weekend:

Friday, June 29th
Noon-1pm JIM ZUB – LESSONS IN SELF PUBLISHING

Over the past 17 years, Jim Zub has worked on a diverse array of publishing, movie and video game clients. He also juggles his time between being a freelance writer and being a program coordinator for an award-winning animation program for a college in his home town of Toronto.

In this informative and entertaining panel, Jim will take us on his journey from getting his first work in the comic book industry, the lessons in self-publishing game, through to present day where, partnered with Sean Izaakse, Jim is hitting it out of the park with Marvel’s Champions. And, if we’re lucky, Jim may talk about the insane Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons cross-over!

Saturday, June 30th
10am-11am CHAMPIONS – WITH JIM ZUB & SEAN IZAAKSE

In the aftermath of Civil War II, six adolescent heroes; Ms Marvel (Kamala Khan), Viv Vision, the Totally Awesome Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Nova (Sam Alexander), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), and the time-traveling teen incarnation of Cyclops sought to change the face of superheroics in the Marvel Universe. They did so by forming the Champions, a team dedicated to not just fighting super criminals, but making the world a better place.

Jim Zub and Sean Izaakse took over the creative duties of the Champions title with issue #19, and ushered in a new era that welcomed new members and brought new challenges. Join us as we discuss how the dynamic creative duo brought their own energy and ideas to this hit Marvel series!

2pm-3pm CHARACTER CREATION – FROM AN IDEA TO REALITY
Sean Izaakse and Jim Zub have been credited with taking Marvel’s Champions comic to another level with their fantastic stories and artwork. The two have also worked on creating new characters within the title – and we want to know how they did it!

In this panel, Sean and Jim will take suggestions from the audience and, by the end of the session, come up with a new super hero concept – one that ICON has big plans for over the next year! Come join us for what promises to be an amazing and fun session!

Sunday July 1st
10am-11am JIM ZUB & RAYMOND E. FEIST – VILLAINS!

Often, a story is only as good as the antagonist – a great villain can make or break a story. So what is it that makes a ‘great’ villain? What do writers think about when it comes to avoid key bad guy tropes? How do you make a villain truly special?

Comic book creator Jim Zub and fantasy legend Raymond E. Feist take the stage to discuss what it takes to make a villain truly epic – and answer your questions!

Zub at TCAF 2018!

Spring in Toronto means it’s time for TCAF, the annual Toronto Comic Arts Festival, a wonderful comic and graphic novel event happening at the Toronto Reference Library that’s FREE to attend!

I’ll be there, set up on the second floor in the Salon at TABLE 249 with copies of Wayward, Glitterbomb, Skullkickers, and Makeshift Miracle. You can purchase those to get signed or bring any of my other books on by to get signed as well.

If you’re in the city over the weekend I hope to see you there!

Zub at Calgary Expo 2018!

Another year, another wonderful Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo and I’ll be there! It’s the 13th anniversary of the show and I haven’t missed one yet. If you’re headed to the show, I hope to see you there!

If you want to get your copies of Avengers: No Surrender, Thunderbolts, Wayward, Dungeons & Dragons, Samurai Jack, Glitterbomb, or any of my other work signed, here’s where you can find me:

BIG FOUR BUILDING – ARTIST ALLEY TABLE P-05

I’ll also have a limited number of the Wayward Cover Collection doujinshi Steven and I had printed up for Comiket in Tokyo. I don’t think they’ll last long.

In addition to being at my table, I’m also on a panel on Saturday:

Saturday, April 28
Writing for Mainstream Comics Publishers
5:30 pm to 6:15 pm in the Upper Big Four Stage
You want to learn about writing comics directly from the best in the business? Do we ever have the panel for you! Join some of the industry’s top writers from Marvel and DC as they discuss their craft in this can’t miss panel featuring Jim Zub (Avengers), Jody Houser (Star Wars: Thrawn), Donny Cates (Venom), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing), Sam Humphries (Nightwing), Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn).

Zub at C2E2 2018!

Convention season 2018 continues with C2E2 in Chicago, Illinois. If you want to get your copies of Avengers: No Surrender, Thunderbolts, Wayward, Dungeons & Dragons, Samurai Jack, Glitterbomb, or any of my other work signed, here’s where you can find me:

ARTIST ALLEY TABLE N-17

I’ll also have a limited number of the Wayward Cover Collection doujinshi Steven and I had printed up for Comiket in Tokyo. I don’t think they’ll last long.

In addition to being at my table all weekend, you can also find me at the following panels:

Friday April 6th
11:00am-12:00pm – Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way – Room S401

Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how!” Well, here’s your chance! Join Talent Scout Rickey Purdin, Assistant Editor Christina Harrington, Aaron Kuder (Infinity Countdown), Khary Randolph (Mosaic), Rachelle Rosenberg (Ms. Marvel, Phoenix Resurrection), Marcus To (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Jim Zub (Champions) to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL!

4:30-4:45pm – C2E2 Live Stage Interview – Booth 2033

Saturday April 7th
12:15-1:15pm – The Voices of Overwatch – Room S401

The heroes of Overwatch are taking C2E2 by storm! Get a glimpse iside the worldwide phenomenon as Charlet Chung (D.Va) and Fred Tatasciore (Soldier 76) talk about breathing life into the game’s memorable cast of characters. Moderated by Marvel Comics writer Jim Zub

Sunday April 8th
12:15-1:15pm – Marvel: True Believers – Room S401

Join Marvel podcaster extraordinaire Ryan Penagos along with creators Kris Anka (Runaways), Humberto Ramos (Champions), Robbie Thompson (Spider-Man/Deadpool), and Jim Zub (Champions) 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.*

1:15pm-2:15pm – IDW Publishing: The Main Event – Room S405a
Be the first to hear about IDW’s exciting summer lineup from Associate Publisher David Hedgecock! Surprise guests, major announcements, and limited giveaways, what more could you ask for?!

2:00pm-3:00pm – Marvel Signing – Booth 327