GLITTERBOMB Arrives – Thoughts and Thanks

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Today sees the release of GLITTERBOMB, my new creator-owned comic published by Image. Every time a new project arrives I feel incredibly fortunate I get the chance to create these stories and work with so many incredible collaborators.

I’ve said it many times in interviews, but Djibril Morissette-Phan is a breakout talent, both in terms of skill and professionalism. I feel very fortunate to be a part of his career at this early juncture and I know he’s going to blow people away now and in years to come.

Working with colorist K. Michael Russell for the first time has been a blast. His palettes bring a ton of mood to the page and he knows exactly when to amp up the colors or pull back and let the line art do the talking.

Marshall Dillon is a constant when it comes to lettering my creator-owned projects and the simple reason why is because he’s a rock – Solid, dependable, load-bearing. Letterers never get the kudos they deserve and Marshall is one of the best around, so that holds doubly true.

Holly Raychelle Hughes took a chance when I reached out over social media and has written engaging and eye-opening material for our back matter. So happy to have her on board.

Our alt cover artists for the first four issues: Steven Cummings, Marguerite Sauvage, Vivian Ng, and Trevor Jameus have all delivered beautiful and haunting imagery that’s helped grab attention.

The mighty Image Comics crew – Briah Skelly, Corey Murphy, Kat Salazar, Addison Duke, Jonathan Chan, Jeff Boison, Meredith Wallace, Eric Stephenson, and many more. Just like on a film set, there are dozens of people working hard behind the scenes.

A lot of social media and reviews will talk about “Jim Zub’s Glitterbomb” today. Please don’t forget that we have a creative TEAM. I’m very proud of Glitterbomb and everyone on that team contributed to making it what it is. If you respect my work, don’t sell them short.

Glitterbomb is very different from my previous comic projects and my hopes are that it helps me push out into new areas. It’s an experiment and, successful or not, it’s also an important step forward in my storytelling career. Thank you for your love and support.

Glitterbomb Comic Bulletin Interview

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I chatted with the crew at Comics Bulletin all about Glitterbomb.

We cover a lot of meaty material in this interview – Hollywood, creator-owned comics, Mark Millar, Marvel, and a whole lot more.

Zub at Rose City Comic Con

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It’s been a couple years, but I’m happy to announce that I’m a guest at this year’s Rose City Comic Con in Portland, Oregon happening September 10-11th. I’ll be set up at TABLE C-08, and several of my other collaborators will be at the show too!

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JIM ZUBTABLE C-08
ZACK DAVISSONTABLE D-07Essay/back matter writer on Wayward.
GAIL SIMONETABLE N-10Co-Writer on the Conan-Red Sonja mini-series.
CHRISTIAN WARDTABLE Q-18Glitterbomb #1 Rose City variant cover artist.

Glitterbomb launches the week of Rose City Comic Con so, as a special treat, we have an exclusive version of the first issue available at the show with an incredible cover by Christian Ward (ODY-C, Infinite Vacation, The Ultimates).

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In addition, I’ll be part of the Image panel happening on Saturday:

SATURDAY SEPT 10
4:30-5:20pm – Image Comics: Comics In #YourImage – Panel Room 4

Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey create Autumnlands. Brian Schirmer co-creates Black Jack Ketchum. Jim Zub writes Glitterbomb. Meredith McClaren masterminds Hinges. Leila del Duca draws Shutter. We can create the comics industry we want to see by checking out the books that are out-there, fascinating, or just plain ol’ emotionally resonant. What’s the next big thing in comics? Whatever you want it to be.

Zub at Fan Expo Canada This Week!

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It’s time for another Fan Expo, the largest pop culture convention in Canada! I’ll be set up at TABLE P-29 selling books, signing, chatting, and sketching all four days (September 1-4).
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JIM ZUBTABLE P-29
DJIBRIL MORISSETTETABLE P-30AArtist on Glitterbomb, my new Image series.
JON MALINTABLE P-30BArtist on Thunderbolts, my monthly Marvel comic.
KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKYTABLE P-86Wayward #1 Fan Expo variant cover artist.

In addition to the trade paperbacks and issues at my table, I’ll have a limited number of advance copies of the Fan Expo-exclusive variant cover for GLITTERBOMB #1 available a week before the issue’s regular launch date. I’ll also have some of the WAYWARD #1 Fan Expo variants from our 2014 launch.

Launching Glitterbomb here at my hometown show is such a thrill. I can’t wait for people to meet Djibril and see what we’ve put together for the series.

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I’ll also be on three panels over the weekend:

THURSDAY SEPT 1
6:15pm – Comic Workshop: Writing For Comics 101 – ROOM 703
SATURDAY SEPT 3
5:30pm – Chapterhouse Comics – ROOM 714
SUNDAY SEPT 4
12:30pm – Image Comics Superstars – ROOM 713

If you’re heading down to the show, please stop by and say “Hi!”

Talking About the Business of Art

I chatted at length with Russell Nohelty from the Business of Art podcast all about creator-owned comics, conventions, selling your ideas and a lot more. Give it a listen!

io9 Lists Their Most Anticipated Comics Coming This Fall – Glitterbomb Makes the Cut

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Glitterbomb secured a place on io9’s list of awesome comics arriving this Fall. There are tons of great new series launching from now until the end of the year, so I’m thrilled to see we’re on their radar.

Wayward #18 Arrives in November!

Arriving in November…

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WAYWARD #18
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART / COVER A: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
COVER B: ROYCE “FOO RAY” SUTHERLAND
NOVEMBER 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The creatures of Ireland are drawn to Rori and Ayane. What is Dermot hiding from them?

Glitterbomb #3 Arrives in November!

Arriving in November…

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GLITTERBOMB #3
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN & K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER A: DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN
COVER B: VIVIAN NG

NOVEMBER 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

“I gave him a piece of my mind…”

Fan favorite Jim Zub (Wayward, Thunderbolts) and newcomer Djibril Morissette-Phan tear into the heart of Hollywood in GLITTERBOMB, a dramatic horror story about fame and failure.

Thunderbolts #7 Arrives in November!

Arriving in November…

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THUNDERBOLTS #7

JIM ZUB (W) • SEAN IZAAKSE (A)
COVER BY KRIS ANKA
VARIANT COVER BY MARCO CHECCHETTO
VARIANT COVER BY TREVOR VON EEDEN
STORY THUS FAR VARIANT BY DAN PANOSIAN

“CAUGHT RED-HANDED” STARTS NOW!

Operate in the shadows long enough, someone is going to shine a light on you. Bucky didn’t think that person would be his best friend, Steve Rogers. Captured and separated from his team, Bucky is on his own. Where do his loyalties lie? Steve wants to know. Only Steve has secrets of his own.
Plus, an original Thunderbolt returns! How will Songbird react to the reunion of her former team?

32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

Chatting on Transparency Agenda

On Friday night Louis Porter Jr. from the Transparency Agenda podcast/videocast and I chatted about the business of creating comics, gaming, conventions and more. You can watch/listen to it below: