|(Trading Card Artist - The Complete Avengers; The Lord of the Rings Masterpieces; Star Wars Galaxy; Indiana Jones; The Women of Marvel: Dangerous Divas; X-Men Archives; Spider-Man 3; Voltron; The Wizard of Oz; DC Legacy; Marilyn Monroe)|
|Jim got into the illustration industry as an erotic artist at the age of 24. He did erotic art for private collectors and galleries until he broke into the indy comics’ field in 2004. Jim worked on a number of small press and indy books until he made his sketch card debut in 2006, with the release of The Complete Avengers for Rittenhouse Archives and Marvel Comics. Topps soon followed up with an offer for Jim to work on a number of sketch cards for the first of two The Lord of the Rings Masterpieces sets.|
Within the past five years, Jim has worked on many high profile card projects including the Star Wars Galaxy series or card sets for Lucasfilm Ltd. And Topps, The Lord of the Rings Masterpieces, Indiana Jones, The Women of Marvel, Dangerous Divas, Xmen Archives, Spider-Man 3 (The Movie) for Marvel, Voltron, The Wizard of Oz, DC Legacy, Marilyn Monroe, and The Classic Sci Fi and Horror Movie Poster sets, just to name a few.
Jim has no formal art training but does list a few influences. Paolo Serpieri, John Carpenter, Art Adams, Bernie Wrightson, Drew Struzan, Frank Frazetta, Chris Bachalo, Travis Charest, Tim Bradstreet, and Whilce Portacio. Jim is also highly influenced by a number of horror and sci fi films including, Bladerunner, Halloween 1 and 2, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elmstreet, The Saw series, Salom’s Lot, Star Wars, Star Trek, Aliens, The Lord Of The Rings, and the Original Tron.
In 2010, Jim had his first published comic book work see the light of day with Zombies vs. Cheerleaders Geektakular#1 published by 5Finity and Moonstone Books. He then had his work featured in a coffee table book entitled, “Voltron: United and Drawn” also from 5Finity and Moonstone.
In 2011, Jim continues his work in the trading card field. Working on a number of upcoming sets yet to be announced. He is also in the process of penciling a high profile crossover comic from Beta 3 Comics which will feature Marat Michaels’ Blindside character from Image Comics. He also co-founded Asylum Studios with five other artists in the trading card field.