Monday, September 27, 2010

New York Comic-con update.

There are five spots left for the advanced sketch list for NYCC. The list closes on Friday and the only other chance to get on the list will be at the show on Friday morning and Saturday morning when the show opens.
I will be located in Artist Alley all weekend.
I'll be selling prints and sketching along with original artwork.
Also there will be a pricing change to accommodate as many people as possible

Pencils $40 for head and $ 60 for full figures
Inks $60 for head and $ 80 for full figures
Marker sketches $80 for head and $120 full figures
email me at :

NYCC Signing schedule:
All day:
Artist Alley table D3

Midtown Comics booth # 2143

12:00- 1:00 pm
Artist Alley table D3

1:00- 2:00 pm
DC Comics booth # 2243

3:00- 7:00pm
Artist Alley table D3

11:00 - 2:oo
Artist Alley table D3

2:30- 3:30pm
DC Comics booth # 2243

4:00- close
Artist Alley table D3

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wonder Woman Day Apperance and Auction

Sunday, October 24, 2010 -- 12noon-5 pm -- FREE
Comic Fusion, 42 Main St., Flemington, New Jersey
A part of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

An ALL AGES benefit and celebration for an important Domestic Violence shelter!
Safe in Hunterdon of Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Since I was unable to do two separate pieces of art (the above for the auction in Portland, Oregon) I will be at the New Jersey appearance signing and sketching.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

On a scale from one to ten, how would you rate your own physical attractiveness?

On a scale of 1-10? on what ...the Richter scale? Lol. I clean up pretty well when I want to, in spite of being a bit gooey in the middle. So i'll say "7". My wife says I'm a "10"

Ask me anything

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Have you every wanted to be a part of a writer / artist team like Wolfman & Perez, Lee & Kirby, Claremont & Byrne and if so who would the writer be?

I have. I've done it a few times with Alex Simmons, Sean McKeever and Jay Faerber having worked with them multiple times on different projects. It's a hard question to answer because there are so many writers I would love to work with like Gail Simone, Ed Brubaker, Paul Tobin, Joe Kelly. Pete Tomasi and Geoff Johns.
There are people like Sterling Gates and Stuart Moore that i would work with in a heartbeat. I think the opportunity may present itself but I couldn't pick one name.

Ask me anything

when you became a professional artist what has been the biggest challenge/surprise that you hadn't considered before become a professional?

Time management. I don't think i truly comprehended the sheer man hours it takes to complete a monthly comic. Before I became a pro I had other jobs so if a page took a week to draw, that's the way it was. However, when you have to crank out 220+ separate illustrations per year and try to maintain some sort of private time and social life/ family life, it can be daunting.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Do you normally layout a whole issue before going back and tightening up the pancils, or do you do it page-by-page? Or maybe something else entirely?

I thumbnail the entire issue and then each week I take that weeks pages whether it's 4 pages or 10 pages and do 4x 6 inch layouts I spend a day or so doing just that. That way I know what I'm working on and what the finished product with end up like.

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Marvel or DC?

Both. I read everything (Indies as well) and am a fan of books at both companies.

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When did you find your "style"?

Probably about 5 years ago or so. I did a little experimenting with a more blockier style for a couple of years after I returned to comics in 2001 but I think when I started working on Firestorm for DC comics was when my real voice came out artistically.

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I guess you've "made it" when...

Someone cosplays one of your costume designs. This was a kick for me, I was coming down the escalator at the Baltimore Comic-Con when I saw him and had to have my picture taken.
Came to find out that not only is he a pro wrestler Eric " The Smoke " Moran but a major comics fan. We'd met previously but this was the first chance we had to talk and it was great to see the work he put in.
Of course the funniest part is when i showed the picture of Smoke and I standing together, Karine said" You look tiny next to him, he must be really tall!"
Thanks, Smoke!

New York Comic Con Sketch list is now open.

The NYCC Sketch list is officially open and there are only 10 slots available before the show to leave some room for people on site.
Email me at to get on the list.
All art will be done on site, all sketches must be paid for before they are drawn.
Sketch prices are 60 dollars for a pencil sketch and 80 dollars for an inked sketch.

Convention tour update: Project Comiccon2

I just got back from Vacation and i'm going to a convention?

Yes. It's my first trip to the St. Louis area and i'm looking forward to meeting all the fans there.

About Me

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One of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry, Jamal Igle is an award winning artist and writer. Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Jamal has been a professional jack of all trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics. A former comics retailer, Editor for several small press companies including TV Comics, Airwave Comics and Destination Entertainment. Former Junior Art Director and Marketing rep in the Advertising and publishing arenas. Jamal's clients include Marvel Comics, image Comics, Dark Angel productions/ Simmons and Company, Devil's Due Studios, Crusade Entertainment, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television and Scholastic Entertainment. Jamal has also worked as a conceptional artist for the Toy and gaming industries as well as film and television. Jamal is married to his beautiful, and much smarter wife Karine.They're also the proud parents of an extremely cute child named Catherine and a Cat named Loustique