Comic books and film are more closely linked than ever before.
Jim Higgins is someone with a foot firmly planted in both worlds. He has a background in film as a screenwriter, critic, and
scholar and in comics as an editor, writer, and in pre-production for printing.
Are you a producer looking to make a comics adaptation or prequel of your film in
development or pre-production? Are you a screenwriter who wants to make a graphic novel out of your script, either to help
sell it or to just have the satisfaction of seeing it finished in some form? Are you a production company looking to produce
and publish comics to help your properties get sold but don't know the business of comics publishing?
Jim can help you develop, produce
and sell any of these or whatever kind of comics project you're looking to do. With almost 20 years in the comics business,
Jim has worked with literally hundreds of artists and dozens of writers. He knows the tastes and trends of comics fans and
the workings of the comics publishing business. Don't try and put a comics project together without someone with the experience
and knowledge you need. Jim is here to help you make it happen.
Jim Higgins - Bio
Jim has been a writer and editor
in the comics business since 1993. He worked in the Paradox Press division of DC Comics for six years where he edited five
books – The Big Book of Grimm, Martyrs, The Unexplained, Hoaxes, and the ‘70s – and assisted
on all 12 others in the series. He was assistant editor on the graphic novels A History of Violence, Road to Perdition,
and Stuck Rubber Baby. He is the editor and publisher of New Thing, an international anthology
of short comics stories. He taught comic book storytelling for eight years at The School of Visual Arts in New York
City and cinema studies at The City University of New York for four and a half.
Jim helped organize the New York-Tokyo Film Festival in 2002 where he interviewed filmmakers and
commentators before and after films. In 2003, Jim worked with the Japanese company Seirindo Manga licensing their comics
properties in the US. In 2008, Jim began a successful program of classes on comic book writing and drawing at Meltdown
Comics which now has six different classes and is continuing to expand. He is presently teaching the class Graphic Novel
Development at CalArts and various comics classes at Otis College of Art and Design. He has written comics, short stories
and articles on film and comics for many years.