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First I want to apologize for sending a mass email. In this world we live in, we seem to be veering away from one on one communication. Unfortunately, in order to reach the most people at once, it’s difficult to individualize each message.

I’m writing you today because I need your assistance.
I’m currently running a Kickstarter campaign to produce the second book in the Molly Danger series. This is the link: www.kickstarter.com/projects/m…

I was able to successfully fund Molly Danger Book One three years ago with more than a little help from people everywhere including many of you.

  The campaign is entering it’s second stage and I’m trying to raise the money, $50,000 to produce both the actual book, but record a full cast audio companion similar to the one we created with The Audiocomics company for Book One. It’s a massive undertaking, one that I’m very excited about. However, the campaign isn’t making quite as much money I need it to at this stage, and here where you come in.

Kickstarter, as some of you may know is an “All or Nothing” proposition. If the campaign fails to reach its goal, no money exchanges hands. If you’re already aware of the campaign and have pledged, I thank you. If you’re just hearing about the campaign, I’d love for you to take a look at what I’m doing and if you’re so inclined to pledge, I’d appreciate it more than I can say. However, that’s not really why I’m writing to you.

What I need, more than anything else is for you to tell people about my campaign. To share the links on your social media links, with your friends, family or anyone else who may be interested in Molly Danger. The more eyes I have on the campaign, the more likely it will be that I meet my funding goal and that I can make this project a reality.

Molly Danger is a project I care deeply about. It’s become my most personal work as a creator and I have a vision for the series and it’s potential. I like to say that “I believe in Molly Danger” and it’s true. I believe that Molly can be for young readers the type of character that Superman was for me as a young comics fan. The type of character that inspires readers and transforms those readers in a positive way.

I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. I know nowadays, you’re probably inundated with theses types of messages and I appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule.

FRIDAY
Signing at table 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

This panel is an intimate conversation and Q&A session with writer/artist and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Jamal Igle. Jamal will talk with writer Alan "Sizzler" Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, The Marysue.com) about everything from acting to his career as a veteran comics creator. Come by and spend an hour with a guy his teachers called "a little rambunctious but basically a good kid."
Friday April 3, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 211

Signing at table 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SATURDAY
Signing at table 10:00 am to12:00 pm

Need tips on how to market your comic? Have questions about building relationships in the comics industry? Then this is the panel for you! Sit in on this mind-blowing roundtable discussion, revealing all the secrets of doing marketing and PR for comics, whether you're self-publishing or creating for a publisher. Join comiXology marketing and PR duo Chip Mosher and Ivan Salazar, along with some of the comic industry's brightest marketing minds including Dirk Wood (IDW VP of marketing), Mel Caylo (BOOM! Studios marketing manager), and Jamal Igle(Molly Danger), for a wide-ranging discussion you won't want to miss!
Saturday April 4, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
Room 208

Greg Pak (Batman/Superman) and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) bring their bestselling how-to book, Make Comics Like the Pros, to life with an all-star panel of advisors. Writer Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun), writer Corinna Beckho (Invisible Republic), writer/artist Gabriel Hardman (Kinski), writer/artist Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), and a few special surprise guests will unlock the secrets of comics creation from idea to execution to publication. Come armed with questions-they have answers!
Saturday April 4, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
Room 211

Signing at table 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SUNDAY

Every day, behind-the-scenes people like editors, designers, marketers, and even programmers work hard to make sure the comics you love get from the creator's hands to yours. Now is your chance to learn how these comics luminaries and tastemakers got their start. Join comiXology's marketing maven Chip Mosher, along with outstanding comics industry professionals Arune Singh (Marvel Entertainment executive director of television communications), Dirk Wood(IDW VP of marketing), Jamal Igle (artist, Molly Danger), and Molly Mahan (Dynamite associate editor) as they impart the knowledge you need in order to get your foot in the door and become a comics industry rock star.
Sunday April 5, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Room 211
Action Lab Entertainment caught the eye of readers with their groundbreaking series Princeless. Since then, they continue to launch titles that solidify their uniqueness in the comic book industry. Garnering the attention of parents, readers of all ages, and major comic book companies, there is almost no genre Action Lab Entertainment has not conquered. Jamal Yaseem Igle (VP of marketing, Molly Danger), Nick Marino (writer of Holy F*ck), Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp), and James F. Wright (Nutmeg) discuss their company's history, success, current titles, and future. Moderated by Jessica Tseang (comic book historian).
Sunday April 5, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
Room 209

Signing at table 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm




New Co- Marketing Directors join Action Lab Entertainment


Pittsburgh, PA- In Science and business, change is the only constant, particularly within the entertainment industry. Action Lab Entertainment, the most exciting comic book and graphic novel publisher to enter the field in years, is proud to announce that Jamal Igle and Kelly Dale have joined their staff.

Replacing outgoing Marketing Director Jeremy Whitley, Igle and Dale will join Action Lab’s Marketing team alongside current Social Media Director Jim Dietz.   Whitley will remain with the company, spearheading a new program as their Education Outreach Director.  Igle will handle the company’s public relations and promotions duties, working directly with the press and convention organizers.  Dale will be in charge of retailer outreach, working with the company’s talent to arrange signings, working with our retail partners to develop promotional programming.

Kelly Dale is a psychologist with the Paulding County School District and voted the Top Psychologist in Georgia in 2012, and has also spent several years as a modeling instructor for Barbizon Modeling and Talent.  Kelly is also married to Skyward creator Jeremy Dale. 

Jamal Igle is a 24-year comic industry veteran and creator of Molly Danger, published by Action Lab. Jamal started as an Intern in DC Comics in 1989, and has become one of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry.  Igle is an Inkpot 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.  Igle has also been a former comics retailer, editor for several small press companies, a former junior art director, and marketing rep in the advertising and publishing arenas, with clients including Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Angel Productions/ Simmons and Company, Dark Horse Comics, Devil's Due Studios, IDW Publishing, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television, Warner Bros. Consumer products and Scholastic Entertainment.  Jamal has also worked as a conceptual artist for the toy and gaming industries as well as film and television.

"This is another fabulous step forward for Action Lab," says president Kevin Freeman.  "Kelly and Jamal bring valuable experience in marketing, the comic book industry, and networking to our fold.  I have little doubt that our brand coverage will explode thanks to these two."

 For more information, retailers can contact Kelly Dale at kdale@actionlabcomics.com. For press and conventions you can reach Jamal Igle at jigle@actionlabcomics.com.






About Action Lab Entertainment
Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a single, powerful entity, the members of Action Lab Entertainment have countless years in multimedia publishing, design, and business.  Their first release, Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment.

Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis.  Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCLESS, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle's MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD,  and Gale Middleton’s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS.

Action Lab’s Mature Readers imprint ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE continues to push the envelope of comics entertainment with titles as varied as EHMM THEORY and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTER.

 

For more information on all of their titles, visit www.Actionlabcomics.com

 

 

I just wrote an article for 13thDimension.com 
It's about politics, but not in the usual way.
NYCC2013 schedule by JamalIgle
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Jerry's Artarama, National Art Supplies Retailer Supports Veteran Comic Book Artist Jamal Igle by Sponsoring "Molly Danger" Comic Book Launch Party to be held Saturday October 12th, 2013

Jamal Igle - Molly Danger Launch Party at NYCC

Jamal Igle - Molly Danger Launch Party at NYCC

"Jerry's Artarama is excited to support Jamal in the launch of his new Molly Danger comic book series."

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2013

Jerry's Artarama, a national retailer of art supplies and materials headquartered in Raleigh, is supporting the creative mission of comic book artist Jamal Igle and his series called "Molly Danger." Jerry's Artarama will be sponsoring the "Molly Danger" launch party and book signing on Saturday, Oct. 12 following the New York Comic Con at JHU Comic Books located at 32 East 32nd St. in Manhattan. Jerry's Artarama online division is the lead sponsor for the launch party. Co-sponsors of the event are Strathmore Artist Papers and Artograph which makes projectors and light boxes.

The Molly Molly Danger Book One launch party is planned for Saturday October 12th, 2013 from 9pm-12pm at JHU Comic books in New York City. The launch party is planned during New York ComicConwhich takes place at the Javits Center in mid October. The V.I.P. Cocktail hour is from 7:30-9 pm along with gift bags for attendees and catering by Bassett Caterers.

Molly Molly Danger Book One launch party proceeds will benefit the Hero Initiative, a nonprofit organization providing a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for the essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Co-sponsors of the event include Strathmore and Artograph.

"Molly Danger" is the story of the world's most powerful 10-year-old girl who is a seemingly immortal, strong superhero protecting the town of Coopersville for the last 20 years. The book is a hardcover, European format graphic album series scheduled to be published in early October. To help fund his project, Igle created a Kickstarter project to cover the costs of producing, printing and shipping. Money raised through Ingle's Kickstarter endeavors will also be used to hire professional talent to assist in fleshing out future "Molly Danger" series. Through his Kickstarter project, Igle surpassed his goal of $45,000, raising a total of $50,329.

Igle is an award-winning artist and writer and a 22-year veteran of the comic book industry. His clients include Marvel Comics, Walt Disney Inc., Sony Television and many others.

"Jerry's Artarama is excited to support Jamal in the launch of his new Molly Danger comic book series," said Michael Marchetta, director of marketing for Jerry's Artarama. "Being able to give back to the creative people in the art community is what Jerry's is all about, and we look forward to seeing Jamal continue to grow his artistic talents."

ABOUT JERRY'S ARTARAMA:
Jerry's Artarama is a national retailer of arts materials and supplies headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., with 15 physical locations throughout the United States and an online store. Jerry Goldstein opened the first Jerry's Artarama in Long Island, N.Y., in 1968 with the goal of offering quality discount-priced products to established artists. Jerry believed in treating customers like family, a tradition that still continues. Today, Jerry's offers more than 70,000 top-quality art materials at direct savings — as much as 75 percent off traditional retail on products from the industry's leading art manufacturers, as well as Jerry's own exclusive product lines via the online retail store, art supply catalog and Jerry's Artarama Superstores. In addition, Jerry's Artarama serves as an artist resource by offering instructional workshops, new art supply demos and special art-related events, including the Art of the Carolinas Tradeshow, an annual event held in Raleigh. For more information, visit www.jerrysartarama.com.

Contact
To learn more about the Molly Danger Launch Party, please contact
Michael Marchetta, Marketing Director
mmarchetta(at)jerrysartarama(dot)com

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Heroescon sketchlist now open.

Journal Entry: Tue May 21, 2013, 9:31 AM


Heroescon, one of my favorite shows is upon us again the weekend of June 7th I'm opening the sketch list for the show.
If you're interested in a sketch email me here, and right "Sketch list" in the subject line.

Blank covers $100
Head $40
Head and Torso $100 Black and white $150 with some color
Single figure with minimal background $200 and $250 with some color.
Prices double with multiple characters.
Sigle figure sketches are drawn on 11x14 2ply strathmore bristol unless you bring your own paper or book.

All sketches will be done on site, no pre-show commissions please.
You must check in with me when you get to the show,  payment will be taken when the sketch is confirmed.
If you have a particular obscure request please bring reference.


I accept  all major credit cards

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Molly Danger in May Solicitations

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 30, 2013, 8:50 AM


JAMAL IGLE'S MOLLY DANGER: BOOK ONE

She's the hero you've been waiting for! Eternally child-like and inhumanly strong, Molly Danger has protected the citizens of the once sleepy town of Coopersville, New York for the past 20 years from the terror of the sinister Supermechs. But what secrets from her past threaten to destroy everything she holds dear when new D.A.R.T. recruit Austin Briggs becomes her pilot?

Molly Danger: Book One is a European-Sized Format Hardcover graphic novel written and drawn by Inkpot award winner Jamal Igle (Supergirl, KISS, G.I. Joe), with inks by Juan Castro and colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. and is listed in this months issue of Diamond Previews (Diamond Order Code MAY 130760), and is currently available for pre-order at your local comic retailer or many online vendors such as DCBService.com and TFAW.com.

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MOLLY DANGER AUDIO COMIC!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 1, 2013, 11:05 AM


MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013 AT 8:45AM
In 2013, the audio movie studio AudioComics will release its second AC Kids title based on the forthcoming children's graphic novel series from industry superstar Jamal Igle (Action Comics, Supergirl, Firestorm, Daredevil/Shi): Molly Danger! Produced in association with Action Lab Entertainment, and directed by AudioComics co-founder William Dufris, the first episode in the series will record in New York for a projected summer release.

Molly is "the princess of finesse," the most powerful ten-year old in the world. Protector of Coopersville, New York from the villainous Supermechs, including Two-Fisted Tommy and Lil' Cavey, she has legions of devoted fans, movies and merchandise bearing her name, and more fame than anyone can fathom. But what she really wants more than anything…is a friend. A family. And a real life.

Meanwhile, the forces of evil are converging to rock Molly's world. For 20 years she has been led to believe she's an immortal alien whose family died when their ship crash-landed on Earth, genetically altered by the earth's atmosphere. She also believes that she is the last of her people. She is wrong--very wrong…

As with AudioComics' productions of Titanium Rain, Starstruck, and Honey West: Murder on Mars, the finished work will be available on both compact disc and pay-per-Mp3 digital download, with cover art by Igle, and for sale through AudioComics' and Action Lab's websites, iTunes, Amazon, and at comic book and sci-fi conventions.

"This is another exciting step in getting the Action Lab brand known to comic book fans everywhere," explained Action Lab President Kevin Freeman.  "Jamal is one of the nicest guys in the industry, and not only does Molly Danger look spectacular on the printed page, but it is perfectly suited for the AudioComics treatment.  We couldn't be happier."

Igle introduced Molly Danger in a highly-successful Kickstarter campaign last fall, and the first hardcover edition, under the Action Lab banner, will be in comic book stores in July.  There will also be a preview of the book released during Free Comic Book Day on May 4 in stores nationwide.

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40,000...

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 28, 2013, 8:37 AM


Over 40,0000 pages views? Thanks so much for checking out my work.

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The Final Stretch!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 21, 2012, 8:08 AM


New York N.Y.
For immediate release:

JAMAL IGLE'S MOLLY DANGER KICKSTARTER IN THE FINAL STRETCH
Inkpot award winning creator Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Firestorm, KISS from IDW) recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com. The Campaign has reached thousands of comic fans and has been covered on Digitalspy.com, Comicsbeat.Com, Comicsreporter.com and Newsarama.com . Now the campaign enters it's final week, with 63% of it's funding already pledged.

Molly Danger is the story of the world's most powerful 10-year-old girl. A seemingly immortal super strong hero, Molly has protected the city of Coopersville for the last 20 years.

Kept in constant isolation and watched closely by D.A.R.T. (The Danger Action Response Team) an organization created to assist in her heroic deeds and monitor her movements, Molly battles the Supermechs. A team of cybernetically enhanced beings with unusual powers, Molly always defeats them and yet they always managed to mysteriously escape. Molly longs for a real life, with a real family, something she's been told she can never have. Her life changes when D.A.R.T. recruits a new pilot, Austin Briggs. Briggs has his own motivations for joining the team, newly remarried; Austin is having trouble forming a relationship with his new stepson, Brian. Austin wants to use his connections to impress Brian, an avid Molly Danger fan. However things get turned on its ear when Molly and Brian form a friendship of their own.

"As the father of a young girl, I've found myself disheartened that there isn't a female superhero character for my daughter to read that hasn't been turned into a killer, or overtly sexualized. A character that isn't joined at the hip to a male hero or subservient to one." Igle said. Igle will write and pencil the series with inker Juan Castro (G.I.Joe: Snake Eyes for IDW, Incorruptible for Boom Studios, Elders of the Rune Stone) and Colorist Michael Watkins (Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers).

Molly Danger will be a four book,48 page hardcover album series beginning with Book One: Mighty, set for a Fall 2013 release."It's a format that I love and feel gives us the best possible canvas to tell this story"

Igle has also teamed up with Action Lab Entertainment, publishers of the Will Eisner award nominated series Princeless, to handle the publishing and distribution of the series.

The 30 day campaign began on August 1st, 2012, incentives include a limited edition version of Book one for $22USD including shipping or a DRM free PDF for $8USD, posters, prints, a behind the scenes sketchbook and original artwork from the finished book.

The Campaign ends on August 31st 2012 and will only be funded if it reaches it's $45,000 Goal.

Join the Kickstarter campaign at www.MollyDanger.com and www.kickstarter.com/projects/m…

About Jamal Igle

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. A former Junior Art Director, Jamal has also worked as a 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.


About Action Lab Entertainment

Action Lab Entertainment was founded in 2010 by a group of indie comic creators with the sole intent of publishing the most diverse, thought provoking, entertaining comics on the market.
Their first major release, FRACTURE, was released in July 2011 followed by PRINCELESS in October. Action Lab continues to publish genre spanning comics from the all-ages MONSTERS ARE JUST LIKE US, and mature reader books like SNOWED IN and DOUBLE JUMPERS.

About Kickstarter.com

Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.
We believe that:
• A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide.
• A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.
Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.

End


For interview inquiries please contact:

JamalYIgle@hotmail.com

/Spryor@actionlabcomics.com

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the Molly Danger campaign has begun!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:50 AM


Former Supergirl artist launches his brand new creator-owned superhero series on Kickstarter.com


The wait is finally over and the campaign is on. Inkpot award winning creator Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Firestorm, KISS from IDW) has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com

Molly Danger is the story of the world's most powerful 10-year-old girl. A seemingly immortal super strong hero, Molly has protected the city of Coopersville for the last 20 years.

Kept in constant isolation and watched closely by D.A.R.T. (The Danger Action Response Team) an organization created to assist in her heroic deeds and monitor her movements, Molly battles the Supermechs. A team of cybernetically enhanced beings with unusual powers, Molly always defeats them and yet they always managed to mysteriously escape. Molly longs for a real life, with a real family, something she's been told she can never have. Her life changes when D.A.R.T. recruits a new pilot, Austin Briggs. Briggs has his own motivations for joining the team, newly remarried; Austin is having trouble forming a relationship with his new stepson, Brian. Austin wants to use his connections to impress Brian, an avid Molly Danger fan. However things get turned on its ear when Molly and Brian form a friendship of their own.

"As the father of a young girl, I've found myself disheartened that there isn't a female superhero character for my daughter to read that hasn't been turned into a killer, or overtly sexualized. A character that isn't joined at the hip to a male hero or subservient to one." Igle said.  Igle will write and pencil the series with inker Juan Castro (G.I.Joe: Snake Eyes for IDW, Incorruptible for Boom Studios, Elders of the Rune Stone) and Colorist Michael Watkins (Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers).

Molly Danger will be a four book,48 page hardcover album series beginning with Book One: Mighty, set for a Fall 2013 release."It's a format that I love and feel gives us the best possible canvas to tell this story"

Igle has also teamed up with Action Lab Entertainment, publishers of the Will Eisner award nominated series Princeless, to handle the publishing and distribution of the series.
The 30 day campaign begins on August 1st, 2012, and planned incentives include a limited edition version of Book one, posters, prints, a behind the scenes sketchbook and original artwork form the finished book.

"I believe in Molly, so much so that I'm putting my money where my mouth is. " said Igle. Incentives will include owning the original artwork from the first book as well as membership cards, t-shirts, posters and unlocked incentives.

Join the Kickstarter campaign at www.MollyDanger.com

About Jamal Igle

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. A former Junior Art Director, Jamal has also worked as a 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.


About Action Lab Entertainment

Action Lab Entertainment was founded in 2010 by a group of indie comic creators with the sole intent of publishing the most diverse, thought provoking, entertaining comics on the market.
Their first major release, FRACTURE, was released in July 2011 followed by PRINCELESS in October. Action Lab continues to publish genre spanning comics from the all-ages MONSTERS ARE JUST LIKE US, and mature reader books like SNOWED IN and DOUBLE JUMPERS.

About Kickstarter.com

Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.
We believe that:
• A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide.
• A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.
Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.




For interview inquiries please contact:

JamalYIgle@hotmail.com

/Spryor@actionlabcomics.com

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Oh, the places I will go....

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 21, 2012, 11:42 AM


Last night I read Dr. Seuss's "Oh,The Places you'll go" to Catie last night. I'd never read it, or at least I don't remember reading it, but I was profoundly moved by it. It was strange, but it's like a personal metaphor of the way my life has been going for the last two years. There are things happening around me, big things, personal things. Some will happen sonner than later. I find myself disturbed by the tone some things are taking in the industry. Darkness where darkness didn't dwell, bitterness for the sake of "relevance". it seems that in certain corners, there's no room for magic, and light.

it bothers me more than I can say.

This not to say that superhero stories can't be serious, or adult. However you can achieve those things without making them dire, and unlikeable.

I need to be the one to make the changes I want to see. I can only say "I" because my tastes only end at the tip of my nose. There is room for fun, there is room for magic, there is room for genuine good in comics.

I need to be the agent of change now. I've been moving towards it, now I need to step up that effort.

Oh, the places I will go.

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The Future is NOW!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 2, 2012, 6:14 AM


Greetings Brethren,

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.

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New Hi Resolution pencils uploaded

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 8, 2011, 11:58 AM


I've added five new pages, well, old pages to the HiRES folder in my gallery, feel free to use them for your samples,etc.

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The 2011 Convention schedule

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 23, 2011, 7:07 AM


Here's where I'll be:

Free Comic book Day
May 7th 2011
Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-ACME (2263)

Superman Celebration
June 9th- 12th 2011

Metropolis, Illinois

Comic-con international
July 21st -24th
San Diego convention Center
San Diego, California

Baltimore comic-con
August 20th - 21st 2011
The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(SHARP STREET ENTRANCE)

9th International Comic showroom Veles 2011‏
vasil Gjorgov street no78
1 400 Veles Veles
Macedonia
phone ++38943 221 395

North Carolina Comic-con
November 5th and 6th 2011
I-40 at Exit 284 at the Morrisville Outlet mall
Raleigh Durham, NC

Caracas Comic-con
December 2nd -4th  2011
CIEC, Universidad Metropolitana,
1073 Caracas, Venezuela

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Brand new interview

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 16, 2011, 12:16 PM


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.

www.newsarama.com/comics/artis…

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C2E2 2011 Schedule

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 15, 2011, 10:00 PM


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.
The rest of the time you can find me at Table N1 in Artist Alley

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Commissions begin in December!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 11, 2010, 7:25 AM


I'll be taking on commissions again for the first time in three years. I've done a few small things for friends, (Eric, I haven't forgotten your Doctor Who piece) but I haven't really taken a lot of private commissions. I'll be doing them on a limited basis maybe two a month starting in January but this month to get the ball rolling, I'll be taking on four commissions.
Blank covers $100
Head $100
Head and Torso $200 Black and white $250 with some color
Single figure with minimal background $400 and $500 with some color. Full color $600
Full "cover/pin up" commission $1000 Black and white multiple characters and full background 11x17 "Double page spread multiple characters and full Background
Contact either myself at Jamalyigle@hotmail.com or Paolo Belefiore at Paolo@cadencecomicart.com

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First convention announcement of 2011: San Diego!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 28, 2010, 8:14 AM


San Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, will open its Comic-Con 2011 attendee registration for four-day and one-day passes at 9 a.m. PT on Monday, November 1 at Comic-Con.org. In advance of the occasion, the organization today announced the first 20 special guests for its 2011 show.

Jordi Bernet, Dave Gibbons, Alan Davis, Jonathan Hickman, Jamal Igle, and Patricia Briggs are just a few of the special guests scheduled to take part in Comic-Con 2011.  Four-day passes for last year's convention were sold out eight months prior to the show, and one-day passes were gone by April.

"2010 was the fourth straight year in which we reached a self-imposed attendance capacity," said David Glanzer, Comic-Con's director of marketing and public relations. "With the impressive roster of talent we already have lined up for 2011, we expect that enthusiasm to continue and for the 2011 show to be one to remember."

Comic-Con 2011 will be held July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. Passes to the show's Preview Night on July 20 were sold out during this summer's 2010 convention, although more four-day passes with Preview Night may be released closer to the show, depending on returns or cancellations.

Following is the current list of special guests confirmed for the 2011 convention:


Jordi Bernet (Spanish comics artist known in the U.S. for the hardboiled Torpedo series and for DC's Jonah Hex)


Patricia Briggs (Author, Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series)


Jo Chen (Award-winning cover artist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Runaways)

Alan Davis (British writer/artist on such titles as Captain Britain, Excalibur and JLA: The Nail; currently artist on Avengers Prime)

David Finch (Artist known for Cyberforce, Avengers, New Avengers, and Brightest Day covers; he's now writing and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight)

Dave Gibbons (British artist on the classic Watchmen comics series, and Give Me Liberty/Martha Washington; writer/artist, The Originals graphic novel)

Kim Harrison (Author, Rachel Morgan, Madison Avery series)

Jonathan Hickman (Writer, Fantastic Four, Secret Warriors, and S.H.I.E.L.D.)


John Higgins (Long-time British artist on 2000 AD titles; colorist on the classic Watchmen comics series)

Charlie Huston (Crime/horror novelist, Hank Thompson series, Joe Pitt Casebooks; comic book writer, Wolverine: The Best There Is, Moon Knight)

Jamal Igle (Artist (Marvel, Image, Devils Due, Disney), whose latest work includes Supergirl)


Richard Kyle (Writer, Graphic Story Magazine, highly influential fanzine of the 1960s; coined the term "graphic novel" in 1964)

Rebecca Moesta (Co-author (with Kevin J. Anderson), Star Wars Young Jedi Knights series, Crystal Doors series; author, Buffy novels)

Christopher Moore (Author, humorous vampire novels, including Bite Me: A Love Story, You Suck: A Love Story, Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story, etc.)

Bill Schelly (Historian of comics fandom; books include The Golden Age of Comics Fandom, biographies of Joe Kubert and Otto Binder, etc.)

Frank Stack (Pioneering underground cartoonist (as "Foolbert Sturgeon"), artist on many of Harvey Pekar's American Splendor stories as well as the graphic novel Our Cancer Year)

Mark Tatulli (Cartoonist with two ongoing syndicated strips: Lio and Heart of the City)

Roy Thomas (One of the first fans to become a pro: published early 1960s fanzine Alter Ego, went on to be editor-in-chief at Marvel and write titles such as Conan; currently editing revived Alter Ego magazine)

Maggie Thompson (Editor of Comics Buyers Guide; co-creator of Comic Art, one of the earliest comics fanzines in 1961)

Scott Westerfeld (Author, Uglies, Midnighters series)


About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.

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