He is currently the publisher and chief creative officer of. Now, three new pieces, based on designs by some of the comics greats, are available for preorder on the sideshow website. He eventually published his title wetworks through jim lees wildstorm imprint in 1994. The artists interviewed include todd mcfarlane, rob liefeld, jim lee, whilce portacio, sergio aragones, chris claremont, bob kane. Im alex grand and were dedicated to creating a multimedia experience to learning the intricacies of journalistic comic book history, to fit the comic books and strips that we know and love into a visual historical context. Todd mcfarlane, rob liefeld, jim lee, whilce portacio, rick stawinski, excelsior productions, paul burke, stan lee. Vorpal and comic book greats with jason tudor tonight jason and i discuss his comic vorpal and its upcoming third issue, as well as talk about comic greats we look up to. Comic book greats was a 199192 directtovideo series of interviews produced by stabur video. Jim lee is a renowned comic book artist and the publisher of dc entertainment. He created wildstorm under image comics, which he later sold to dc comics where he. Jim lee penciled and cowrote this reboot of the fantastic four with cowriter brandon choi and inker scott williams. Dc spotlights top cover artists with the new poster portfolio series, continuing with superstar artist jim lee. Oct 24, 2014 the comic book greats with jim lee part 2 duration.
Dc comics publisher jim lee recruits five more artists. Jim lee is a korean american comic book artist, writer, editor, and publisher. Jim lee is a koreanamerican artist and writer, who shot to fame with marvel titles such as xmen in the 90s. He woke up a week later, thirty pounds lighter, and unable to walk, stand or even draw. In 1992, stan lee gave todd mcfarlane and rob liefeld 20 minutes. Other notable series that portacio worked on include stone and marvels controversial heroes reborn storyline within iron man. How much is this comic book worth stan lee and jim lee. The comic book greats was a 1991 documentary series producedby starbur. Jim lee is easily a legend in the comic industry, and his art is. As one of the cofounders of image comics and wildstorm productions, lees blockbuster work helped pave the way for generations of future comic creators. As part of his 1992 comic book greats vhs series which featured deep breath such luminaries as todd mcfarlane, rob liefeld, jim lee. After graduating from princeton, he decided to attempt illustrating comic books, and met with success. He entered the industry in 1987 as an artist for marvel comics, illustrating titles such as alpha flight and the punisher war journal, before gaining popularity on the uncanny xmen.
Vorpal and comic book greats with jason tudor by goth nerd. Jim leestan lee comic book greats thinking animation. Before anyone cries outrage at why george perez and walt simonson are not on this list, despite continuing to produce amazing work, please remember that were just talking about seminal works from the last 25 years. Jim lee is a korean american writer, comic book artist, publisher, and editor. Having the support and recognition of true comic book fans like john was gamechanging at a time when hollywood really didnt know what to make of these heroes in capes and. The oldschool vhs series the comic book greats hosted by stan lee. Offered here are five funfilled volumes youll want to watch over and over again, including. See more ideas about comic books, marvel, book collectors. The comic book greats is a 1991 documentary series produced by stabur home video. Lee was teamed up with a roster of superstar artists including jim lee, and. See more ideas about comic books art, comic art and comics.
Lee was clearly quite respectful of the original lee and kirby fantastic four and much of his new take on the fantastic fours origin was adapted by the ultimate fantastic fours version of the fantastic fours origin. From his days as the superstar penciller of uncanny xmen to his current position as the copublisher of dc entertainment, jim lee has been a driving force in the comic book industry for decades. Jim sent submissions to marvel and was hired shortly after. Peter david and gene colans story follows wolverine as he tries to track down a suitcase on the grimy streets of the island nation madripoor. I have been reading comic books, first marvel and later dc, for over 40 years. In august 2000, portacio fell into a diabetic coma as a result of a failing pancreas. The second bit of preparation liefeld did was rewatch the comic book greats video series that he, todd mcfarlane, jim lee and others shot in. Lees distinctive, crisply hatched line art style and rigid, idealized anatomical forms established librarian note.
Aug 27, 2015 jim lee stan lee comic book greats pt 5. In his 80 years as one of the most important and popular superheroes in the world, batman has been associated with numerous esteemed artists jim lee is the artist that has defined the look of batman more than any other. Jim lee biography, family life and everything about wiki. How to draw comics the marvel way part 3 by webfox100.
As far as the rest of the questions, most people are willing to shell out money only for comics graded 9 or above which is very good to near mint condition. Anyway, just a kudos for your post here and for a real comic book greatjim lee. May 08, 2018 comic book greats was a 199192 directtovideo series of interviews produced by stabur video. Jim lee comic book artist life, age, zodiac birthday. Jim leestan lee comic book greats pt 5 video dailymotion. This collection includes 20 of jim lees most memorable dc covers. His style is distinctive and the dedication to his work is amazing. The comic book greats was a 12part documentary series hosted by lee where he. Dec 27, 2018 and celebrate his success, legendary artist and dc comics executive jim lee paid tribute to wan with a touching note that the director shared on social media. See more ideas about jim lee, jim lee art and comic books art.
The comic book greats with jim lee part 2 duration. Jim lee, a worldrenowned comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher, is now currently the copublisher of dc entertainment dce alongside dan didio. In 1992, stan lee gave todd mcfarlane and rob liefeld 20. The road to independence gives an indepth look at how a group of brave men disbanded from the largest comic book company to create the thirdlargest comic book company. Find out is jim lee dating anyone right now and who at celebscouples. Batman, original artwork by dc comic book artist jim lee. Lee has earned his reputation as one of the comic book greats. Jim lee appears at midtown comics on thursday, december 5, 2019 from 2 pm 4 pm to sign the art of jim lee vol. There is more than one author in the goodreads database.
Jim lee is one of the greatest comic book artists of this era. A veritable legend in the industry, he has received. In addition to his duties as publisher, he is the artist for many of dc comics bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including justice league. Aug 21, 2010 jim lee is a koreanamerican comic book artist, creator and publisher. Jim lee is a 55 years old comic book artist, who was born in august, in the year of the dragon and is a leo. He was born august 11, 1964, in seoul, south korea.
As part of his 1992 comic book greats vhs series which featured deep breath such luminaries as todd mcfarlane, rob liefeld, jim lee, whilce portacio, will eisner, the romitas, sergio. Jim lee biography, family life and everything about. Jim lee and whilce portacio give some tips on creating comics. Books by jim lee author of icons meet your next favorite book. Stan lee interviews comicss greatest creators 5 dvd. His straightforward superhero artwork follows in the tradition of the legends that have come before and sets a new standard to challenge those that will come after. Part 2 of the oldschool vhs series the comic book greats with jim lee hosted by stan lee. To celebrate the last 25 years in comics, were looking back at the greatest comic book artists from the last quarter century.
He is currently the publisher and chief creative officer of dc comics. Jim lee has 632 books on goodreads with 268154 ratings. Stan lee interviewed portacio in the documentary series the comic book greats. His family was a rather ordinary middleclass clan residing in st. Jims birthstone is peridot and sardonyx and birth flower is gladiolus. Jim lee showcases his artwork for fans and collectors and brings together some of his most popular pieces in one collection for the first time. Check out these gorgeous new statues, based on the work of jim lee, mike mignola and alex ross. This collection includes 20 of jim lee s most memorable dc covers. He attended princeton university and received a degree in medicine, but he couldnt shake his true passion.
Jim lee comic book artist life, age, zodiac birthday celebs. These are my favorite images from comic book history. In recognition of his work, lee has received a harvey award, inkpot award and three wizard fan awards. In this episode rob liefeld, todd mcfarlane, whlice portacio, and jim lee take you through their process of how to make a comic book. He is currently the copublisher and chief creative officer of dc comics. The comic book greats how to create a comic book youtube. Welcome to comic book historians, an online fanzine. Feb 02, 2017 lee has earned his reputation as one of the comic book greats. Jim lee, a worldrenowned comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher, is currently chief creative officer of dc dc and publisher for the company. Jim lee studied psychology at princeton university and originally intended to become a medical doctor. The 25 greatest comic book artists from the last 25 years. With aquaman now playing in theaters, director james wan has made a cinematic success out of a dc comics superhero that many thought couldnt sustain a fulllength movie. Todd mcfarlane, rob liefeld, jim lee, whilce portacio.
A brief history the first of the jim lee comic book reboots. Part 3 of the oldschool vhs series the comic book greats with jim lee hosted by stan lee. Jim lee how to draw superhero anatomy and dynamic figures duration. That one time stan lee asked rob liefeld who is winter soldier. Dc comics publisher jim lee recruits five more artists for a total of thirtyfive now to join his art auction efforts to help comic book. Known for his incredibly detailed and dynamic artistic style, lee is one of the most revered and respected artists in american comics. Todd mcfarlane, rob liefield, jim lee, whilce portacio, christ claremont, bob kane, john romita, sr. By his own words he wonders if we ever really improve as artists or if the nirvana derived from completing a piece blinds us enough to love what we have created and move on to the next piece. Come to think of it, all my life i havent heard of one single central figure for d. Part 1 of the oldschool vhs series the comic book greats with jim lee hosted by stan lee. He also served as the executive creative director for the dc universe online dcuo massively. Stan lee interviewed lee in the documentary series the comic book greats.1292 295 1322 473 90 768 760 1340 102 922 641 220 734 1259 982 978 1178 950 18 1541 1436 1068 1163 472 744 108 1428 1016 1005 678 297 1274