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Jim Lee


Comic Artist / Writer / Editor / Publisher
USA

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Biography:
Jim Lee is a Korean-American comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher. He first broke into the industry in 1987 as an artist for Marvel Comics, illustrating titles such as Alpha Flight and Punisher War Journal, before gaining a great deal of popularity on The Uncanny X-Men. X-Men #1, the 1991 spinoff series premiere that Lee penciled and co-wrote with Chris Claremont, remains the best-selling comic book of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

In 1992 Lee and several other artists formed their own publishing company, Image Comics, to publish their creator-owned titles, with Lee publishing his titles through his studio, Wildstorm Productions, such as WildC.A.T.s and Gen¹&sub3;. Eschewing the role of publisher in order to return to illustration, Lee sold Wildstorm in 1998 to DC Comics, where he continued to run Wildstorm as a DC imprint until DC ended Wildstorm in 2010, as well as illustrating successful books set in DC's main fictional universe, such as the year-long "Batman: Hush" and "Superman: For Tomorrow" storylines. On February 18, 2010, Jim Lee was announced as the new Co-Publisher of DC Comics with Dan DiDio, both replacing Paul Levitz.

He has received a Harvey Award, Inkpot Award and three Wizard Fan Awards in recognition for his work.

   

 

Convention Guest Appearances:
2002
   Wizard World East 2002 - May 10-12 in Philadelphia, PA
2003
   Wizard World Philly (East) 2003 - May 30 - June 1 in Philadelphia, PA
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2003 - July 17-20 in San Diego, CA
   Wizard World Chicago 2003 - August 8-10 in Rosemont, IL
2004
   Wizard World Chicago 2004 - August 13-15 in Rosemont, IL
   Wizard World Texas 2004 - November 5-7 in Dallas, TX
2006
   New York Comic Con 2006 - February 25-26 in New York, NY
2008
   New York Comic Con 2008 - April 18-20 in New York, NY
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2008 - July 24-27 in San Diego, CA
2009
   New York Comic Con 2009 - February 6-8 in New York, NY
2010
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2010 - July 22-25 in San Diego, CA
   New York Comic Con 2010 - October 8-10 in New York, NY
2012
   Big Wow! ComicFest 2012 - May 19-20 in San Jose, CA
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012 - July 12-15 in San Diego, CA
   New York Comic Con 2012 - October 11-14 in New York, NY
2013
   Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2013 - January 25-27 in Phoenix, AZ
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 - July 18-21 in San Diego, CA
2014
   WonderCon 2014 - April 18-20 in Anaheim, CA
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 - July 24-27 in San Diego, CA
   New York Comic Con 2014 - October 9-12 in New York, NY
   Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2014 - October 31 - November 2 in Los Angeles, CA
2015
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 - July 9-12 in San Diego, CA
   New York Comic Con 2015 - October 8-11 in New York, NY
   Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2015 - October 30 - November 1 in Los Angeles, CA
   New Jersey Comic Expo 2015 - November 21-22 in Edison, NJ
2016
   WonderCon 2016 - March 25-27 in Los Angeles, CA
   Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2016 - May 20-22 in Honolulu, HI
   Beijing Comic Convention 2016 - June 9-10 in Beijing, China
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 - July 21-24 in San Diego, CA
29 guest appearances

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