Jim Zub discusses the enduring appeal of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ while offering hints about ‘Empyre’ and more

Here’s my chat with Jim Zub. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.

Jim Zub - Sep 2019

Jim is a writer, artist and art instructor based in Toronto. He’s worked for many publishing, movie and video game companies including Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Capcom, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, and Bandai-Namco. When he’s not busy as a freelance comic writer, Jim is a Program Coordinator for Seneca College‘s award-winning Animation program. His many projects have included Wayward, Avengers: No Road Home, Champions, Dungeons & Dragons, Conan and a whole lot more.

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During our chat, Jim talked about the enduring appeal of Dungeons & Dragons as the franchise continues to garner even more fans. He hinted about some of his future projects including Empyre for Marvel and Stone Star for comiXology. Jim also expressed his fondness for Conan and that he’s writing for that book as well.

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You can discover more about Jim on Twitter at @JimZub and online at jimzub.com


Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.

CBC Arts published an essay by Cory Doctorow about his writing process. When tackling writing, Cory wrote: “On days when I’m home, I still write in this glorious higgledy-piggledy I’ve constructed to nest in. But that ability to write far from comfort and in the midst of chaos still serves me, and I have written so much in so many places that the desk and the comfy chair and the big monitor are largely aspirational for me — the kind of place I’d like to be writing in, but rarely the place where I end up writing.”
You can read more at CBC.ca/Arts

Portrait by Jonathan Worth – http://jonathanworth.com


Entertainment Weekly interviewed Jason Fabok in anticipation of the upcoming Three Jokers. Jason addressed the mounting unrest about the constant delay for the three issue mini-series starting on June 17. He said: “I see fans on Twitter and I know they’re getting impatient, they want this book to come out. Geoff and I have come to realize that everything will happen within its time. Because it’s taken so long, we’ve actually made this story better. Everything’s come together so naturally, we’re so pumped up and so confident in this story.”
You can read more at EW.com



Comic Watch recently interviewed Zac Thompson about his new series from Vault entitled No One’s Rose. When asked about his choice of Vault as the publisher, Zac said: “Vault was always the home for this book because their vision is bold, courageous books that can’t exist anywhere else. Most publishers would have scoffed at the idea of doing a “solar-punk” book back in 2018, but the moment Vault heard the pitch they were on board. And we’ve been building this world together since. It’s rare to have a publisher get so excited about a book that seems so crazy.”
You can read more at ComicWatch.com



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