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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Appearance at Jim Hanley's Universe!



"A Celebration Of Pop Music Comics" at Jim Hanley's Universe in Manhattan on October 10th

Depth Of Field Magazine brings together comic creators, fans, and press for round-table panel discussion, signings, and pre-NYCC revelry

On Wednesday, October 10th, at 7pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present A Celebration of Pop Music Comics at Jim Hanley's Universe in Manhattan.  Taking place on the eve of New York Comic-Con, the East Coast's largest media convention, this event serves as a kick-off party for an exciting weekend of revelry and pop-culture mayhem.  The evening will feature a roundtable panel with a selection of creators, publishers, and commentators – discussion will cover the relationship between music and comics, the two forms' shared histories and common inspirations, and the potential for music-themed comics to reach a greater audience.  Signings will take place following the discussion, with selections of the creators' work available for purchase.  The event will also feature complimentary refreshments from Tompkins Square Bagels, Lost Tribes Brewery, Angry Orchard Brewery, Saranac Brewery, and Southampton Brewery.  

Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine) will moderate the proceedings, and participants include:

-David Gallaher (author co-creator of High Moon, Box 13, and The Only Living Boy)

-Kieron Gillen (author/co-creator of Phonogram, author of Uncanny X-Men and Journey Into Mystery)

-Sina Grace (artist of Li'l Depressed Boy, creator of Not My Bag OGN)

-Jamal Igle (creator of the upcoming Molly Danger OGN, artist of IDW's KISS series)

-Elizabeth Keenan (ethnomusicologist, pop culture writer, instructor at Fordham University)

-Andrew Robinson (DC/Dark Horse cover artist, artist of the upcoming The Fifth Beatle graphic novel, creator of Dusty Star and The Space Junkies)

-Charles Soule (author/co-creator of Image Comics' 27 and the upcoming Strange Attractors OGN)

-Avi Spivak (editor/artist of Human Being Lawnmower, artist of Norton Records' Kicksville Confidential)

-Vivek J. Tiwary (writer/creator of the upcoming The Fifth Beatle graphic novel)

-Ronald Wimberly (creator of Vertigo's new Prince Of Cats graphic novel, artist of Vertigo's Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm graphic novel)

Jim Hanley's Universe is located at 4 West 33rd Street in Manhattan, and is easily accessible by the B, D, F, M, N, Q, or R subway lines.  This event is free to the public.  For the most up-to-date information in days leading up to this event, check www.depthoffieldmagazine.com

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Jim Hanley's Universe has been New York's premier comic shop since 1985 – additional information can be found at www.jhuniverse.com .  For additional information or inquires on this event, checkwww.depthoffieldmagazine.com, or email patrickareed@gmail.com

New York Comic con is this week.




I'll be attending New York Comic con from Thursday October 11th to 14th at the jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. I'll be in Artist Alley this year, no scheduled booth signings at any publisher's booths but I'll be doing sketches and signing at table C1.
In addition:

I'll have D.A.R.T. Membership cards at the table as well as a limited edition print

Printed on glossy stock and limited to 50 copies for $30 dollars each.

The Sketch list is now open:

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.
All commissions will be drawn on site.please bring reference for your character(s).



I accept  all major credit cards 




Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Announcements!


Greetings D.A.R.T. technicians:

             We have a few announcements today which are , very exciting.
First, Fulfillment: D.A.R.T Membership cards and Molly Danger t-shirts are now at the printers and should be delivered to all backers by the end of October, four months earlier than I was originally thinking it would be. The unfortunate demise of my involvement with the Historians has become a win-win for us all.

I would also like to announce the addition of my new Editor, Adam P.Knave,
 to the Molly Danger family.

Adam is an Eisner and Harvey Award winning writer and editor who has written fiction (CRAZY LITTLE THINGS, STRANGE ANGEL, and STAYS CRUNCHY IN MILK), comics (AMELIA COLE, THINGS WRONG WITH ME, stories in TITMOUSE MOOK vol 2, FIRESIDE MAGAZINE issue 1, and many more), and columns for sites such as thefoonote, TwoHeadedCat, Comics101, PopCultureShock, and MamaPop. He was also one of the editors of Image’s POPGUN anthology.

I’m really excited about having someone with Adam’s pedigree and skill set assisting me in bringing Molly to life. I think it only strengthens us and will hopefully make Molly Danger the best graphic album series possible.

And Finally, I’ll be appearing at New York Comic Con from October 11th-14th at Artist Alley table C-1. A full signing schedule will be coming in the next few weeks.

GO MOLLY!

Jamal.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Changes afoot!


Greetings D.A.R.T. technicians:

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve spoken to you as a group. Since the end of our successful Kickstarter campaign and I’ve been hard at work the entire time. Production on some of the offered incentives is underway and should be delivered soon.
As some of you know, I recently announced a project that I was preparing to do for IDW publishing. Unfortunately, circumstances have recently changed and Ron Marz and myself have exited the project. I still have a great relationship with Ron and the staff at IDW, and look forward to a healthy future with all parties involved.

So you may ask, what does this have to do with the price of coffee?
Well you may not be asking that, but you know that thought pops into your head once in a while.
What this means, is that instead of waiting to  until the Spring to begin working on Molly Danger book one, I’ll start drawing the book in October of this year and will be looking to have the Kickstarter exclusive version of the book in your hands by July of 2013, instead of the originally projected October release.
When a door closes..

GO MOLLY!

Jamal.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Baltimore Comic-con this weekend!


Once again Baltimore Comic-com is upon us this coming weekend and it's shaping up to be a busy one. Here's the run down of my schedule

Saturday

2:30- 3:30 Signing Molly Danger Posters at the Action Lab comics booth

3:45 pm - Jamal Igle Draws Molly Danger!
See how Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Action Comics) draws his own super heroic Molly Danger!
Sunday



12:00-1:00 - Ron Marz and Jamal Igle Spotlight
Back in 1994, Jamal penciled eight pages in Green Lantern #52 from a script by series writer Ron Marz. It was Jamal's first published work, and while the two remained friends ever since, they haven't worked together in the ensuing years. That's all about to change, as the two creators meet for a spotlight panel discussing the past, present, and future. Specials guests and the announcement of an exciting new project make this a panel you won't want to miss.
I'll be signing and doing as many sketches as I can fit in Sketch prices are

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.
All commissions will be drawn on site.please bring reference for your character(s).


I accept  all major credit cards 



We Did it!


Greetings D.A,R.T. technicians:
First, I’d like to say Thank you, but saying thank you seems insignificant. With your pledges, we have the funding to complete everything involved with this campaign plus money left over to properly advertise the books release next fall.
Because of your help, your posts on Facebook, and tumblr, your tweets ,  this dream of mine is now one step closer to reality.

When I started this, I had no idea if it would work. The amount of time and energy that goes into running a Kickstarter campaign is immense. I didn’t realize how much effort it takes to promote a Kickstarter of this type. There were days when things didn’t seem to be progressing at all. I’m not one to sink into despair but it tested my resolve. Yet, it was you, all of you, who helped me through those rough patches.
It was those times that your messages of encouragement really helped me and the love and faith you’ve given me, and Molly Danger will be rewarded.
There are a lot of people to thank. I’d like to thank Karalyn Johnson,  Brian Christman and Jamie Dallessandro at CGS, Darryl Taylor, Chris Keszycki, Mike Meyers, and the guys at the The Taylor Network, Sean Whelan and Jim Segulin from Raging bullets, the crew at Beaucoup pop, Wendi Freeman, from Double Page Spread, J.C.Vaughn from Diamond Scoop, Len Webb and my fellow Black Tribbles, Gail Simone, Vaneta Rogers, Steve Ellis and David Gallaher, Valerie Gallaher, Alex Simmons,  Billy Tucci, Paul Storrie, Cliff Parmeter  from Alterniverse, Mike , Remy and Ryan from Where Mosters Dwell, Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Fred van Lente., Jimmy Palmiotti for his advice and hundreds more.
More than that I’d be remised if I didn’t thank these people especially. Shawn Pryor, who more than being my friend and the go to guy for Action Lab became my sounding board. My wife Karine, who encouraged me to take the chance and do this mad Kickstarter dash. All of you, for your pledges, trust, faith and love.
And Theodor Seuss Geisel, for inspiring a man who though he didn’t have another mountain to climb.
It’s time to have some fun.
GO MOLLY!
Jamal.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Update.

Greetings D.A,R.T. technicians:

What an incredible ride this has been hasn’t it? In 27 days we have been blessed with over $40,000 is pledges from across the world. I’ve had the opportunity to talk to fans, mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles who believe as we do, that there’s a need for more all ages comics content. I’ve been humbled by the power of friendship as old friends, new friends, my peers in the comics industry and pledges from unexpected sources have supported this endeavor. I don’t think I can properly express how much it means to me to have my friends come together, both old and new. 
There’s still as of this writing 67 hours left in our campaign and as of this writing, we still need to raise $4,600 dollars before 8:18 Am Friday, August 31st.
We’re still offering a number of great incentives at every level including:

*Signed copies for $50.00
*Sketch copies for $100.00 (only three left)
And your likeness drawn into a page of Molly Danger: Book one.
* You’ll receive four copies of the finished book as well as the original artwork with your likeness drawn as a prominent character. This is limited to 10 backers.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mollydanger/molly-danger

Technicians…Friends…. This has been an amazing experience. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

God Bless,
Jamal.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A long time coming...


So, while digging through the old files yesterday looking for art for an interview I found this:
This was the very first drawing I did of Molly, way back in 2001. As you can see, she hasn't changed much.
The thing is, sometimes you don't know what you have right under your nose. I've spent my entire career wanting to be a comic book artist for a major company. I know, that's the dream of a lot of artists, but for me it was the end all, be all for a very long time. Until a few years ago, the idea of generating my own properties scared me. Not anymore. I'm embracing my ideas for once and pushing forward. Molly Danger is a story that whether or not this campaign is successful (Although I hope it is) That will come to the bookshelves and digital. That's a promise.
When I say I believe in Molly Danger, It's not hyperbole. It's a fact.
I thank you all for your faith and your love and good wishes,
Jamal

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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.


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.

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For interview inquiries please contact:

JamalYIgle@hotmail.com

mailto:Spryor@actionlabcomics.com




Monday, August 20, 2012

We're at 61% of our goal!



Greetings D.A.R.T. Technicians!

 

Since our last missive we had a huge jump in pledges, thanks to you and the efforts of everyone who has embraced our project. If we continue to push we can make Molly Danger a reality.
How can you help?

Spread the word, to everyone you think may be interested in comics, all ages action adventure in the tradition of "The Incredibles" and "The Powerpuff Girls". Share this email with as many people as possible.
Spread the word to your social circles both on and off line. We're all over the net now so you can send them to or to . You can also veiw our kickstarter video on Youtube.
you can also find us on 
FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and at our publisher's site Action Lab Entertainment.
We also have a banner that you can share on your social networks.

(Direct link) http://s24.photobucket.com/albums/c7/JamalIgle/?action=view&current=MDFACEBOOK_Postlaunch_2.jpg

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Technicians, only with your help can we get our girl to the printed page.
Thank you in advance,

Friday, August 17, 2012

We need a boost...


Greetings D.A.R.T. Technicians!

 

We're less than two weeks from our deadline and we still need quite a bit of help. We're currently at 39% of our goal and stand a good chance of falling short. As you may or may not be aware, 

 is an all or nothing proposition. if we don't meet our goal, we don't get any 

money at all. I appreciate the help that everyone has given both in pldges and emotional 

support so far but what we need is a "Signal boost"!
How can you help?

Spread the word, to everyone you think may be interested in comics, all ages action adventure in the tradition of "The Incredibles" and "The Powerpuff Girls".We need you tweet, retweet, post on your blogs, Tumblr Pintrest accounts. Share the love on Facebook and google plus!
Spread the word to your social circles both on and off line. We're all over the net now so you can send them to or to. You can also veiw our kickstarter video on Youtube.
you can also find us on 
FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and at our publisher's site Action Lab Entertainment.We need you tweet, retweet, post on your blogs, Tumblr and Pintrest accounts. 
Technicians, only with your help can we get our girl to the printed page.
Thank you in advance,

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Spreading the word


Yesterday was a really good day and as we get closer to the halfway mark of our campaign I'd like to share some of the great interviews and press we've gotten. 
I was featured on Comic book resources 

as well as interviewed on the extremely popular Comic Geek Speak
The faith and support that I've received over the last 14 days has been immeasurable. That siad, we have a long way to go to reach the goal and I am putting everything I have into this campaign in terms of promotion. If anyone knows of any possible news sources or websites I should contact to spread the word even further, let me know.
Thank you so much for all of your help and support.
Jamal

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tally update #3, Going Strong!


Greetings D.A.R.T. Technicians!

 

It's been a wild ride, my friends. With 17 days left in our campaign we are over $15,000 dollars in pldeges and going strong. I've tried to limit the amount of emails because I don't want to annoy everyone to death. Please believe me when I say that your help, your good wishes and your pledges for those who have done so already are the life blood of this endeavour. I couldn't do it with out you and I thank you for your eveything,  However, we still have a long way to go to reach our goal of $45,000 by August 31st.

How can you help?

Spread the word, to everyone you think may be interested in comics, all ages action adventure in the tradition of "The Incredibles" and "The Powerpuff Girls". Share this email with as many people as possible.
Spread the word to your social circles both on and off line. We're all over the net now so you can send them to or to . You can also veiw our kickstarter video on Youtube.
you can also find us on 
FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and at our publisher's site Action Lab Entertainment.

Technicians, only with your help can we get our girl to the printed page.
Thank you in advance,