Jim Shooter

Booth 432

Jim Shooter started writing Superman and other titles for DC Comics at the age of 13 in 1965.  He worked his way through high school writing
stories, laying out pages and designing covers.

He was hired by Marvel Comics in 1976 as associate editor and in 1978 became Editor in Chief.  He introduced benefits, royalties and other
incentives for creators that attracted a legion of phenomenal talents who., under his oversight, authored a decade of brilliant creativity
and unparalleled success.  Jim wrote several notable series including the Avengers and Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars.  He also headed up
the creative teams that developed G.I. Joe and Transformers.

Jim went on to found Voyager Communications in 1989, where he was the CEO and President.  He also served as Editor in Chief, principal
creator, head writer and occasional artist for the highly acclaimed comics published under the VALIANT imprint, which included Magnus
Robot Fighter, Solar Man of the Atom, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, UNITY
and more.


Friday at 3:15 pm on the Main Stage

Comic Book Storytelling

Former Marvel Editor in Chief Jim Shooter explains the principles of visual storytelling.  Using a slide presentation of Jack Kirby’s work on Captain America, Jim walks you through the cinematography of the graphic story and shows you how to make compelling images that deliver your story with power and precision.  Essential knowledge for writers as well as artists.

Saturday at 2:45 pm in the Monroe Rooms

Comic Book Writing

Former Marvel Editor in Chief Jim Shooter tells you what you need to know to create and write comics stories.  Using slides and examples, Jim explains how to get an idea, the art and architecture of stories, how to write well and successfully, and more—revealing fundamentals of the craft that will help you bring your creations to life.  Essential knowledge for artists as well as writers.