Monday, March 28, 2011

Signing at Jim Hanley's universe on 3/30/11

Dean Haspiel, Jamal Igle and Cliff Chiang to sign at JHU Wednesday 3/30!


Dean Haspiel, Jamal Igle and Cliff Chiang to sign at Jim Hanley's Universe in Manhattan Wednesday, March 30 starting at 6:00pm!

Emmy Award winner and old friend of JHU, Dean Haspiel, will be stopping by on March 30th to sign his new book, X-Men: Cyclops(among other things). We love Dino and we're excited to have him back in the store after so make sure you stop by! But we're going to sweeten the pot! Joining Dino will be Jamal Igle, the new penciller on Zatanna and Cliff Chiang, who just finished a stint onZatanna and did the incredible graphic novel, Greendale! So join us on Wednesday, March 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, wontcha?

Exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, Where Fans and Creators Meet!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Zatanna #11 preview

Stripped of her powers, her body, and a mind of her own, and trapped under glass for all eternity – the curse her father placed on murderous puppeteer Oscar Hampel has fallen on Zatanna, and there's no escaping it! Or will help come to Zatanna from a most unlikely source – wearing most unlikely clothes? The conclusion of "Pupaphobia" will leave your head spinning!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Brand new in depth interview

Venture over to Newsarama!

By David Pepose, Newsarama Contributor
posted: 16 March 2011 02:03 pm ET

Jamal Igle, in many ways, is an artist's artist. Not just content to worry about page layout and design, Igle gets into his character's heads, drawing out emotion, personality and style.

And with a career stretching from comics to animation — and icons including Supergirl, Firestorm and most recently, Zatanna — it's clear that Igle is on to something. Just before he heads off to Chicago for this year's C2E2 convention, we caught up with Igle for the twelfth edition of Artist's Alley, where the artist spoke to us about his art school experiences, his technique for comic book composition, and just how character informs design.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hero initiative events for C2E2

Hero Initiative with Special Guest

John McCrea at Chicago’s C2E2

With 100 Avengers Unveiling Party sponsored by

Graham Crackers Comics

March 14, 2011: C2E2 – short for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – is the latest convention spanning the greatest in the worlds of comics and pop entertainment. Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization raising money for comic creators in need, will be joining in the fun March 18-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Hero will be joined by our special guest, artist John McCrea, making his first North American appearance in eight years. John is best known for Hitman, Spider-Man and Hulk Smash!, and will be signing and sketching all weekend at Hero’s booth, #457.

You can purchase your tickets to C2E2 using Hero Initiative’s special link online at:

Use this link, and C2E2 will donate a portion of each ticket purchase to Hero at NO extra cost to you—a true win/win!

In addition, Hero is displaying all 100 of its original New Avengers #1 covers for the first and only time at C2E2 in a gala event sponsored by Chicago’s own Graham Crackers Comics. The special unveiling will take place from 6 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, March 19 in Room 185bc of the West Building of McCormick Place. Admission is a mere $5, or $3 if you show up wearing any Avengers costume. Tickets will be on-sale at the door starting at 5 PM. And, be advised, only 200 tickets will be sold! Your admission also gets you a free raffle ticket to win a special New Avengers #1 wine bottle, covered in sketches from a variety of Avengers artists! Additional raffle tickets will be available for sale at the party. This star-studded event will be attended by Phil Hester, Jamal Igle, John McCrea, Andrew Pepoy, Gordon Purcell, Joe Quesada, Alex Saviuk, Tim Seeley, Mark Waid, and more. Spend your Saturday evening with some amazing people for an astonishing cause!

It's arrived! Archie: 50 Times an American Icon, the collection of Hero’s original Archie #600 covers, will be available for the first time ever at C2E2 in both hardcover and softcover editions! Grab your copy and get it signed by contributors Dave Hillman, Andrew Pepoy, Cliff Chiang, Jill Thompson and Dan Parent, Friday at 6:15 at booth #457!

And if getting inked is your thing, check out the eBay auction to win BOTH custom Cliff Chiang art and a tattoo based on the art by tattoo artist Brian Stringer at:

Hero Initiative’s booth schedule for C2E2 at booth #457:

Friday, March 18 (hours 10-7)

1130-130: John McCrea

130-230: Jamal Igle

230-330: Gene Ha

330-530: John McCrea

530-615: Gordon Purcell

615-700, Archie book signing: Dave Hillman, Andrew Pepoy, Cliff Chiang, Jill Thompson, Dan Parent

Saturday, March 19 (hours 10-7)

1030-1230: John McCrea

1230-130: Jamal Igle

130-230: Tim Seeley

230-430: John McCrea

430-600: Gene Ha

600-800: 100 Avengers event, attended by Phil Hester, Jamal Igle, John McCrea, Andrew Pepoy, Gordon Purcell, Joe Quesada, Alex Saviuk, Tim Seeley, Mark Waid

Sunday, March 20 (hours 10-5)

1030-1230: John McCrea

1230-130: Bill Reinhold

130-230: Gordon Purcell

230-430: John McCrea

Friday, March 11, 2011

Convention tour 2011: C2E2 Schedule

Friday: 130-230: Hero Initiative booth 457

Saturday: 1230-130: Hero Initiative booth 457
Saturday Bleeding Cool fan Awards 5:30pm-6:30pm in Room 475B.
Saturday: 6:00-8:00: 100 Avengers event, Phil Hester, John McCrea, Andrew Pepoy, Joe Quesada, Alex Saviuk, Tim Seeley, and More.

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