Zub at Emerald City Comic Con This Weekend!

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I’m thrilled to be returning to Seattle once again for Emerald City Comic Con! I’ll be set up in the North Hall at ARTIST ALLEY TABLE X-04 and can’t wait to see friends and readers aplenty.

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Quite a few of my other collaborators will also be at ECCC, so make sure you track down them as well:

ADAM WARREN (Skullkickers Tavern Tales Writer) Y-01
ANDY SURIANO (Artist-Samurai Jack) X-03
MAX DUNBAR (Artist-D&D: Legends of Baldur’s Gate) CC-10
TAMRA BONVILLAIN (Color Artist-Wayward) U-12
ZACK DAVISSON (Lore Writer-Wayward) X-05B

In addition, I’ll be on a few panels over the weekend:

Thursday April 7
5:00pm – Signing at Image Comics – BOOTH 316

Friday April 8
1:30pm – Image Comics: Where Creators Own Drama – ROOM T305
You scream when your favorite character moves off the page and you cheer when they finally get their way. Drama works! Join us as Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER), Steve Orlando (VIRGIL), Meredith McClaren (HINGES), Nick Barber (RINGSIDE), Jim Zub (WAYWARD), and a few special guests dig into just why drama is so crucial to storytelling.

Saturday April 9
11:00am – Signing at Image Comics – BOOTH 316

2:45pm – Convention Horror Stories: An ECCC Tradition – T303
Join Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) and Jim Zub (Thunderbolts) 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 18+.

Sunday April 10
1:15pm – Gods, Cats, and Yokai – The Way Forward With Wayward – ROOM W3A
Yokai; New gods and old; Real Japan and fantasy; And lots and lots of cats. The hit series Wayward from Image Comics combines authentic Japanese folklore with new characters in the clash of modernism and tradition. Now into its second year, come see what lies ahead and behind with series writer Jim Zub, colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and essayist and yokai expert Zack Davisson.

Ray, Tim, and Rob Podcast

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I was a guest on the Ray, Tim, and Rob Presents podcast. We chat about comics, conventions, and pop culture. Give it a listen.

Thunderbolts #2 in June!

Arriving in June…
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THUNDERBOLTS #2
JIM ZUB (W) • JON MALIN (A/C)
Variant Cover by Steve Epting
• A group of reformed (are they reformed?) super criminals protect a facet of immense power while hunting down and destroying bizarre, mind-bending threats to the world — What could go wrong?
• A gut-wrenching battle for leadership; an alien threat; and the Thunderbolts caught red-handed by…well, read our pulse-pounding second issue and find out!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory $3.99

Zub at Salt Lake Fan Xperience This Weekend!

This weekend (March 24-26) I’ll be in Salt Lake City for Fan Xperience!. It’s my first time going to Utah and I’m really excited to meet readers there.

I’ll be set-up at Artist Alley Table BERRY-5 and my dear friend Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary) will be right beside me at BERRY-6. If you’re headed to the show please come on by and say “Hi!”

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I’m also on four panels over the weekend:

Thursday March 24
Why Webcomics Matter – 1:00pm – Room 255E
Funny Books Can Actually Be Funny – 3:00pm – Room 255E

Friday March 25
Writing and Pitching Comic Stories – 5:00pm – Room 255C

Saturday March 26
Spotlight on Jim Zub – 2:00pm – Room 255C

Zub at C2E2 2016!

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This weekend I’ll be at C2E2, Chicago’s biggest pop culture and comic event. It’s been five years since I attended the show and I’m excited to see how it’s grown and see readers and friends. I’ll be set up at ARTIST ALLEY TABLE L-1.

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

Friday March 18
4:00pm – Budgeting Your Comic – ROOM S503A
Andy Schmidt, former Marvel and IDW editor and Comics Experience founder won’t just tell you how to budget a comic, he’s going to SHOW YOU! On Screen! He’ll walk you through the very real costs of creating a comic book, publishing it, and distributing it through certain channels. It’s eye opening and fear inducing—but then he’ll give you some serious tips on how to save money and get back to black! And you’ll hear from creators Ryan Browne (Manhattan Projects) and Jim Zub (Skullkickers) as well!

6:45pm – How To Get Press For Your Comic – ROOM S405A
You can’t be successful in comics without being talked about, and in the right way. Three accomplished comic creators discuss getting coverage for your comic. Learn how to create an effective press release, contact the right outlets, and get your message out from Kel McDonald (Sorcery 101, Misfits of Avalon), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out, Poison Ivy), Chris Arrant (Editor-Newsarama), and Jim Zub (Wayward, Thunderbolts).

Sunday March 20
10:45am – Marvel Unlimited+ Members Only Event – ROOM S403
Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, and top Marvel creators for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A Session to answer all your burning questions and more surprises to be announced. Not to be missed! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email for access to the event.

2:45pm – All-New All-Different Marvel – ROOM S401
From Invincible Iron Man to Ms. Marvel, All-New All-Different Marvel has everything from sleeper hits to blockbuster new series starring the world’s most popular heroes. Get the inside scoop with Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, Editor Jordan D. White, Marvel Talent Scout Rickey Purdin, Nick Spencer (Captain America: Sam Wilson), David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist), and more Mighty Marvel Guests!

TMNT 100 For the Hero Initiative

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It was a pleasure to be invited to do a sketch cover for the Hero Initiative TMNT 100!

Once the Hero Initiative has the piece they’ll be putting it up on ebay to help support creators in need. Keep an eye out for the auction in the weeks ahead.

Nerd For A Living Interview

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Had a nice chat with the crew at Nerd For A Living about working in comics (Wayward, Dungeons & Dragons, Thunderbolts, and more), teaching/coordinating Seneca College’s Animation program and the importance of being social in the entertainment field.

D&D Podcast Interview

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It was a ton of fun chatting with Greg Tito and Trevor Kidd from Wizards of the Coast all about the new Dungeons & Dragons comic series I’m writing and tons of nostalgia for playing the tabletop role-playing game as well. Join us as we talk gaming, storytelling, and a whole lot more!

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Arriving in July- Street Fighter Legends: Cammy!

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Announced during the In-Store Convention Kick Off livestream today, I’m thrilled to let people know that Omar Dogan and I are teaming up for a new Street Fighter Legends: Cammy mini-series! Working with Omar on Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki in 2010 was an absolute blast and I’m pumped to enrich the story of Cammy as part of the Street Fighter V celebration happening this year.

Here’s the advanced solicit info:


STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS: CAMMY
Story: Jim Zub
Art: Omar Dogan
Cover Art: Omar Dogan (A cvrs) and Rob “Robaato” Porter (B cvrs)
4-issue miniseries, launches July 2016

It’s Cammy White, the stinging bee of Street Fighter, in her own action-packed comic series! Cammy now leads the all-new special ops team “Delta Blue”, as they keep England and the world safe from destructive forces. Whether its art thieves, cyber threats, or would-be world conquerors, Cammy and Delta Blue are ready to face the enemies of freedom and justice everywhere!


And here’s a sneak peek at Omar’s fantastic art in this two-page spread from issue #1!
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Thunderbolts Interview on CBR

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I spoke to Dave Richards at Comic Book Resources about the new Thunderbolts series launching in May. Lots of teasers of upcoming plot lines, team tensions, and an exclusive first look at Jon Malin’s new costume designs for some of the cast. Check it out!