Category Archives: Conventions-Signings

Stone Star Pin at SDCC 2019!

ComiXology has just revealed that as part of their exclusive content at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, they’ll have enamel pins based on various comiXology Originals series, including a pin of Durn, our effigy warrior-bot from Stone Star!

Can’t wait to get a few of these for myself. Such a cool little promotion.

Zub at San Diego Comic-Con 2019!

After two years away from the big show, I’m back at San Diego Comic-Con, one of the world’s biggest and craziest pop culture experiences. I won’t be stationed at a particular booth or table this time so I’ll be wandering the floor and socializing, but there are a bunch of signings and panels lined up, so here’s where you’ll definitely be able to find me during SDCC:

THURSDAY JULY 18th:
10:15 – 11:00am SIGNING – IDW Publishing (BOOTH 2729)

11:30am – 12:30pm Licensed vs. Creator-Owned Comics – ROOM 8
Comics is a medium full of diverse content and voices working on both company-owned characters and franchises, as well as original creations from the creators themselves. So, what is the real difference for the people behind the stories we love to read? Oni editor-in-chief Sarah Gaydos leads a panel of accomplished comics creators who have worked in both fields to discuss their experiences, recommendations, and how to craft the best story either way.

1:00-1:30pm SIGNING – comiXology (BOOTH 2121)
2:00-2:45pm SIGNING – Oni Press (BOOTH 1833)

3:00 – 4:00pm D&D: All Bards – Horton Grand Theater
Comic-Con special guest Sam Sykes (Seven Blades in Black) will DM a bunch of authors playing an hour-long D&D session where everyone is a Bard and combat isn’t allowed. The bold adventurers include Chuck Wendig (Wanderers), Paul Krueger (Steel Crow Saga), Pierce Brown (Dark Age), E. K. Johnston (Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow), and Jim Zub (Monsters & Creatures; Warriors & Weapons).

4:30 – 5:30pm SIGNING – D&D: All Bards – Sails Pavilion AA09


FRIDAY JULY 19th:
1:00-2:00pm SIGNING – comiXology (BOOTH 2121)
2:15-3:15pm SIGNING – Oni Press (BOOTH 1833)
5:00-5:40pm SIGNING – Marvel Comics (BOOTH 2329)


SATURDAY JULY 20th:
11:00am – 12:00pm SIGNING – comiXology (BOOTH 2121)

12:00 – 1:00pm Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons – ROOM 25ABC
Oni Press, IDW, and Dungeons & Dragons are busting out the 20-sided die for a second roll at Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape this fall, and they’re giving Comic-Con attendees an exclusive sneak peek! The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family in the newly announced second series. Fan-favorite dice-dependent writer Jim Zub is joined by editor Chase Marotz, and Wizards of the Coast game designer Nathan Stewart for a full hour guaranteed to be more fun than any line for convention exclusives!

3:00 – 4:00pm Becoming a World Builder: Science Fiction and Fantasy Comics – ROOM 29AB
Ever wonder what goes into creating a new comic series and building worlds from nothing? From initial concepts to the creation of compelling characters and fantastical locales, the look and feel of sci-fi and fantasy comics requires lots of thought to make these incredible stories real. Now you too can learn the secrets of comics world building from this panel of comics luminaries and masters of the craft, including Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock), Jim Zub (Stone Star, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons), Spike Trotman (Delver, Iron Circus Comics), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, InSeXts), and Clive Hawken (Delver). Moderated by Kiersten Wing (comiXology).

5:00 – 6:00pm Rolling the Dice: Where Comics and Role Playing Collide – ROOM 28DE
Role-playing games of all genres and types are making a strong comeback, but did you know some of your favorite comic creators not only play these games but also create and run them? This panel of secret and not-so-secret role-playing comics creators includes Kieron Gillen (DIE, The Wicked + The Divine), Jim Zub (Stone Star, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons), Spike Trotman (Delver, Iron Circus Comics), and M. K. Reed (Delver), who will discuss the mind-bending intersection between creating comics, diving into the make-believe world of RPGs, and how one creative world influences the other. DMed by comiXologists Ivan Salazar and Jose Sagastume.


SUNDAY JULY 21st:
11:00 – 11:45am SIGNING – Random House (includes a Book Giveaway!) (BOOTH 1515)
12:00 – 1:00pm SIGNING – Oni Press (BOOTH 1833)
2:30 – 3:00pm SIGNING – comiXology (BOOTH 2121)

D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide Launch Party in Toronto on July 30th!

Thrilled to announce that Storm Crow Manor in Toronto will be hosting a launch event for the first two D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides: MONSTERS & CREATURES and WARRIORS & WEAPONS!

These new books are the perfect way to introduce new players and young readers to the magic of the world’s most famous role-playing game!

Authors Jim Zub, Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler will be in attendance and books will be available for purchase. All attendees can be entered into a draw for a chance to win cool prizes, and a deluxe edition of Art & Arcana: A Visual History of Dungeons & Dragons!

PLEASE NOTE: The book launch event will be followed by a D&D themed Trivia Night. No cover! Teams of up to 6 people!

Raised By Dragons

On May 2nd I participated in the TEDx St. Mary event held in Oshawa and had the opportunity to present to a crowd of over 800 students. I talked about my creative journey and how the tabletop games I played when I was young sparked my creativity, taught me empathy and gave me confidence, skills I use every day as both a comic writer and teacher.

The video is finally live-
TEDx – Raised By Dragons:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVhnpZf2EVs

I’ll be honest, I was incredibly nervous in the lead up to the event and just wanted to make sure I didn’t embarrass myself up there. Thankfully, it turned out well and I’m really glad I did it. Having the chance to talk about games, comics, teaching, and storytelling in this way to an appreciative crowd was really special.

If you get a chance to watch the video and share it, that would mean a lot to me.

Big thanks to Craig Zimmer for setting up this event and offering valuable feedback throughout the process and, of course, a huge thanks to my family for their love and support all these years.

D&D Live: The Descent On Stage!

Over the weekend at D&D Live in Los Angeles a star-studded cast of D&D Dungeon Masters and players took the stage to play through wild scenarios loosely inspired by the upcoming Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus sourcebook.

I was thrilled to take on the role of Minsc, the legendary ranger from the Baldur’s Gate video games (and the D&D comics I write) as part of Session 4.

All four live sessions are linked below:

Session 1:

Session 2:

Session 3:

Session 4:

Jim Zub and Max Dunbar at TCAF 2019!

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!

Max Dunbar and I will be there, set up on the second floor in the Salon at TABLE 229 with copies of Dungeons & Dragons, Wayward, Skullkickers, Glitterbomb and Makeshift Miracle, along with FREE giveaways promoting Stone Star, our new creator-owned space fantasy series. You can purchase those to get signed or bring any of my other books on by to get signed as well.

On Saturday from 2:00-2:30pm and Sunday 2:00-3:00pm I’ll also be signing at the Penguin-Random House table (BOOTH 126/127 on the first floor) and they’ll have copies of Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and Evil At Baldur’s Gate available.

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

Zub at D&D Live: The Descent!

I’m a guest at the upcoming D&D Live: The Descent event in Los Angeles! This is where the Wizards of the Coast crew will be unveiling their new D&D storyline adventure (that I helped consult on back in 2017) along with other exciting new project announcements, signings, live games, interviews, and a whole lot more!

While I’m there, I’ll be promoting the Dungeons & Dragons comic series, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons, and Stacy will be there too to help promote the upcoming D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides we worked on together.

On Saturday May 18th, I’ll be one of the player cast on the Descent-themed live game alongside an all-star gaming crew:

Here’s my schedule of appearances for the weekend:


Friday May 17
4:00-6:00pm PST – D&D Live: The Descent: Opening Ceremonies

Saturday May 18
10:30-11:20am PST – D&D Beyond Interview with Todd Kenreck, Adam Lee, and James Haeck
7:15-9:00pm PST – D&D Live: The Descent: Game Session

Sunday May 19
8:30-8:40am PST – Dragon Talk Live Interview
10:00-11:00am PST – Signing with Max Dunbar and Adam Lee


If you’re not attending the event in person, you can follow along all weekend by watching the streams on Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, or Mixer!

Zub at Calgary Expo 2019!

Another year, another wonderful Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo and I’ll be there! It’s the 14th 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 Road Home, Champions, Wayward, Dungeons & Dragons, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons, or any of my other work signed, here’s where you can find me:

BIG FOUR BUILDING – ARTIST ALLEY TABLE P-15

I’ll also have a limited number of free Stone Star posters to give away!

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

Saturday April 27th
WRITING FOR COMICS AND PROSE ROUND TABLE

1:30 pm in BIG 4 CREATOR GUEST STAGE
Join a special gathering of amazing writers as they discuss their craft and aim to inspire the next generation of authors. Featuring Jim Zub (Avengers: No Road Home), Ray Fawkes (Black Hammer ’45), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Ed Brisson (X-Force), Ash Maczko (Squarriors) and author SM Beiko.

I’m a Surprise Guest at WonderCon in Anaheim This Weekend!

After announcing and launching STONE STAR, our surprise brand new creator-owned series from comiXology Originals on Wednesday, Max Dunbar and I are surprise guests at WonderCon in Anaheim this weekend to celebrate the launch and see fans! If you’re headed to the show, come to BOOTH #2151 for free STONE STAR swag!

Friday, March 29
2:00-3:00pm Comixology Originals: What’s Next

The biggest news in comics is comiXology’s exclusive digital content program: comiXology Originals. Now you can join comiXology’s head of content Chip Mosher and a surprise all-star cast of comic creators to get the scoop on an all-new, yet-to-be-announced, comiXology Originals series direct from the creators making it! They’ll wow the crowd with stories on the process of bringing creator-owned comics to life and what it’s like pushing the envelope with digital comics and beyond. Moderated by comiXology’s Kiersten Wing.

3:30-4:00pm FREE Limited Edition Stone Star prints to be given away at BOOTH 2151

Saturday, March 30
12:30-1:30pm Breaking in and Staying in Comics

Like with any creative field, comics is a tough business to break into, and possibly tougher to stay in, but fear not! This panel of comics veterans from across the creative and administrative spectrum of comics are here to help! See this panel of comics superstars including Jim Zub (Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons), Max Dunbar (Champions, Teen Titans), Chip Mosher (comiXology head of content), Ivan Salazar (comiXology PR and events), and more surprise panelists as they teach you the tricks of the trade to break in and stay in comics, possibly for life. Moderated by comiXology’s Kiersten Wing.

2:00-3:00pm FREE Limited Edition Stone Star prints to be given away at BOOTH 2151

5:00-6:00pm Signing at IDW Publishing – BOOTH #1109

Sunday, March 31
2:00-3:00pm Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics

Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? This panel can help! Hear from some of the industry’s best and brightest including Jim Zub (Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons), Max Dunbar (Champions, Teen Titans), Mark Sable (The Dark, Graveyard of Empires), Biserka Stringer Horne (comics editor and facilitator), Ivan Salazar (comiXology PR and events), and more special panelists as they impart their vast comic knowledge by personally recommending series just right for you! See the eternal comics fans at comiXology along with a riveting panel of comics superstars as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics! Moderated by comiXology’s Kiersten Wing.

3:30-4:00pm FREE Limited Edition Stone Star prints to be given away at BOOTH 2151

Zub at Emerald City Comic Con 2019!

Convention season 2019 begins with Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington. Stacy and I will be set up at ARTIST ALLEY TABLE Y-14. If you’re at the show, make sure you come on by and visit!

Here are panels and signings I’ll be at during the show:

Thursday, March 14
4:15-5:15pm CONVENTION HORROR STORIES, AN ECCC TRADITION
Join Katie Cook (Star Wars ABC-3P0, Nothing Special) and Jim Zub (Avengers, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons) for their fan-favorite con horror stories panel! What’s it like working as a pro in the business on the convention ‘circuit’? Ridiculous, embarrassing, always entertaining. Some stories will make you laugh out loud, some will make you cringe! This panel is recommended for those 16+ due to coarse language. ROOM TCC L3-R4

Friday, March 13
6:30-8:00pm RICK and MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS LIVE PLAY
What happens when the original fantasy role-playing game and Adult Swim’s zany hit show collide? Join Oni Press on a Rick and Morty™ vs. Dungeons & Dragons live RPG encounter, dungeon mastered by comic creator Jim Zub (who co-wrote the R+M VS D&D comic mini-series). It’s 5th edition D&D meets Rick and Morty dimension-crashing sass with dice-dealing damage, strange creatures, exciting surprise guests and prizes for the lucky or foolhardy – Don’t miss it! ROOM TCC L3-R5

Saturday, March 16
11:30am-Noon SyFy Wire Live Stage Interview – Creating Dungeons & Dragons Comics
Two of the biggest names from the D&D comic line discuss what it’s like tackling the iconic fantasy franchise.

Noon-1:00pm Oni Press Signing (BOOTH #216)

2:45-3:45pm MARVEL COMICS: MAKE MINE MARVEL
Stop by for the latest and greatest from the House of Ideas! Gail Simone (Domino: Hotshots), Matt Rosenberg (Uncanny X-Men), and Jim Zub (Avengers: No Road Home) will join Assistant Editor Extraordinaire Alanna Smith to give True Believers the inside scoop about the future of their Marvel Comics! The femmes fatale of the Hotshots contend with Deadpool! Cyclops and Wolverine assemble All-New, All-Backup X-Men! Meanwhile, seven Avengers find themselves on the wrong side of the galaxy – along with Conan the Barbarian! Discussion of all these books and more await you in this can’t-miss panel! ROOM TCC L3-R3