I know that I've been very cryptic about my post-The Ray work and there's a reason for this.
For the last seven years I've enjoyed an exclusive arrangement with DC Entertainment, one that was mutually beneficial. I wanted to wait until I could officially make this announcement.
As of last Saturday, I am no longer exclusive to DC Entertainment/ Warner Bros.
Frankly, this has been a long time coming,While I was very happy for many years to be exclusive, There comes a time when you're ready to move on. There's no animosity, in fact just the opposite. I've never been calmer or more centered than I have since I made this decision. I was forced to turn down a lot of outside opportunities while I was exclusive because I was so busy that I couldn't take them on or contractually unable to do them.
So what does this mean?
Well, for one I already have a some comics work coming up, which will be announced soon, as well as securing other work in and out of the industry. I'm also available for work as well. I'll be taking private commissions and developing some projects and pitching some of the creator owned concepts I've been working on over the last few years.
I aslo have a plan that I'm formulating for product. I'll be revamping the website from the ground up, so stay tuned for that as well.
Does this mean I'll never work for DC Comics again, far from it. It may be sometime before you see my name on DC book however, since there have not been any conversations about future work.
This is a big deal for me. A lot of my identity for the better part of a decade was tied up into being a part of DC's internal talent pool. Hell, I started working at DC when I was a teenager. I've done more work for DC than any other publisher. However, it became clear to me that I needed to be more than that again, not just "DC Exclusive Artist Jamal Igle". I remain a DC Comics fan, I'm exceedingly proud of the work I've done. Still, I'm a different person now, and hopefully a better artist, than I was seven years ago. I will always be thankful for the trust the DCE placed in me for so long.
I'm looking forward to what's coming and the potential of what lies down the road.