Curriculum Vitae

Overview

  • Writer and editor in the comics business since 1993
  • More than 30 years of experience in comics business
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We would like to introduce you to Jim Higgins, Auctionata expert in Comics.

Jim Higgins began working in the comics business in 1984 for one of the most well-known and respected comic book stores in New York City, Jim Hanley’s Universe (now JHU Comics) where he worked for five years selling, evaluating, and grading comics.  He has consulted with JHU Comics off and on for the 25 years since he left. 

Jim 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 selected comic-shorts.  He taught comic book writing and drawing for eight years at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

In 2008, Jim began a successful program of classes on comic book writing and drawing at Meltdown Comics.  He has also worked in the store at times grading and selling comics.  He has given talks and hosted panels on the history and culture of comics.  He has taught various comics classes at Otis College of Art and Design and is presently teaching comics classes at CalArt and the UCLA Extension Program.  He has 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 TV shows, such as ‘ABC News Nightline’, ‘Storage Wars’, and others.  He has written comics, short stories, and articles on film and comics for many years.

Jim Higgins is an expert on American comic books, comic strips, and the original art of these genres.  He is a great fan of the writer/artist Jack Kirby and collects his old comics.  He also pursues eclectic translations of European comics in English.

Jim Higgins lives and works in Los Angeles.