Jim Higgins

(Updated on 10/30/2014)
Jim Higgins 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 and Road to Perdition which were made into feature films.  
 
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 2003 where he interviewed filmmakers and commentators before and after films.  
 
In 2008, Jim began a successful program of classes on comic book writing and drawing at Meltdown Comics.  He has taught various comics classes at Otis College of Art and Design and is presently teaching the class Graphic Novel Development at CalArts.  
 
He’s acted as a comics consultant for movies and has worked as a screenwriter for films in development.  Jim has appeared as an expert on comics on such TV shows as ABC News Nightline, Storage Wars, and others.  
 
He has written comics, short stories, and articles on film and comics for many years.
 
 

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