Q:Will you be doing any sketching at SDCC? if so what are your rates generally?
I should be sketching at SDCC, though it may be limited. As always, it depends on how crazy it gets. Rates vary, so please come find my table (AA-21), in Artist Alley.
Q:Hey Mr. Jim, do you have any protips for aspiring comicbook pencillers on which artschools to apply to and how to properly study anatomy? You're one of my all time favorite heroes and someone i draw inspiration from, and I'd love to be like you one day.
I don’t really have any recommendations on art schools for comics. There is always the famous Kubert School in New Jersey, or The Comics Experience, which is an online course, that you can take from the comfort of your own home. It all depends on how much you want to invest into it. (There are actually a bunch of online courses, but that’s the first that comes to mind.) Otherwise, I would say that, with the Internet, all the knowledge you need is already out there, and readily available. You just need to seek it out.
I would suggest/highly recommend attending life drawing classes though, so you spend as much time drawing the human body as possible. It’s imperative that you have a firm knowledge of its structure, because all the wonderful rendering you’re capable of doing won’t matter, if the basic anatomy is bad.
It’s like building a house on top of a bad foundation, with crooked walls and windows. It won’t matter what color you paint it after, it’ll still look wrong. (Unless, of course, that’s what you’re aiming for!) :)
(And by the way, you don’t want to be like me. Trust me! Haha. Aim higher!!)
Q:Hey Jim! I finally found you here!! I'm for Brazil and I am a HUGE fan of your work on the Young Avengers, I really wanted you back with them <3 We'll have our first comic cons here this year and I really wanted to see you there too ! Is there any possibility??? :)
Awesome! Happy to hear from a Brazilian Young Avengers fan! :)
It’s always possible for me to attend a comic con in Brazil. I’ve never been to your wonderful country before, and would love to check it out, schedule permitting. :)
Q:Hi Jim, are you invited to germany, this year?
Haven’t heard about any shows in Germany, I’m afraid. Maybe next year? :/
Q:I met you yesterday at Phoenix Comicon and you signed a bunch of my comics, I just wanted to say thank you again for being so kind. Your art is amazing and I can't wait to frame that print I bought from you!
Awesome! Glad I was able to serve you! Thanks for coming to find me! :)
Q:Hello! I know that you must have gotten so many messages saying this, but I am a big fan of your art! I started reading Young Avengers a month ago and I fell in love immediately. It was the first comic series I read (it was really hard to get comics in Indonesia) and I am just amazed! I really love Young Avengers and I really hope that you get the chance to do a new YA series in the future (and indeed hopefully with Allan Heinberg again) <3 Good luck with your current project!
Thank you kindly! :) I hope to return to YA again, with Allan, one day!
Q:Hello! I saw that you were coming to Philly comic con and I was wondering that if I bring in my first issue of Young Avengers you would sign it? This is only my second con so I am not sure what the etiquette is. Thanks and I love your work!
Well, Philly Comic Con has been and gone, but I hope I was able to take care of your book for you! As you may have figured out, there’s no real rules or etiquette involved, other than basic common manners. :)
You just need to bring your books and a smile!
Q:hello im a huge fan of your art! are you going to be at phoenix comic con this year?
Yes, I should be there! Can’t remember my table number at the moment, so please check the floor map, when you get in.
Q:It's great that I've found you here, Jim! I love everything you draw for Marvel, including events like Avengers vs X-Men, Infinity and now Original Sin #0. I know this is not a real question and people probably say it a lot, but I'd like seeing more DC characters by your incredible lines, like Swamp Thing or Sinestro.
I haven’t had much opportunity to work on many DC properties, but I’m always up for a fresh challenge. :)
Q:Hi! I met you at Big Wow today and I just want to say thank you again. Getting to meet you means a lot to me, you're an artist I look up to a lot and I am very grateful you took the time for me today. I hope I get to visit again with you soon! Thank you so much again. (: Natalie
Thank YOU so much for stopping by the table, Natalie. It was a pleasure chatting with you, and I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors, in the future. :)