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Encyclopedia > Jim Valentino
The Guardians of the Galaxy as drawn by Valentino.
The Guardians of the Galaxy as drawn by Valentino.

Jim Valentino aka Valentino, (born October 28, 1952 in The Bronx, New York), is an American writer, penciler and editor of comic books. Download high resolution version (500x677, 189 KB)The Guardians of the Galaxy, from Guardians of the Galaxy #6. ... Download high resolution version (500x677, 189 KB)The Guardians of the Galaxy, from Guardians of the Galaxy #6. ... The Guardians of the Galaxy are fictional characters, a superhero team who are active in the 31st century, in an alternate future of the main Marvel Comics universe where genetically engineered humans had colonised the solar system. ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... In producing a comic book, the penciller (or penciler) draws the comic based on the script created by the writer. ... Editing may also refer to audio or film editing. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ...


He began his career in the late 1970s creating small press and mostly autobiographical comics which sprung out from him having literally sold pages laid out on the sidewalk while he leaned against a storefront. This is depicted in this early work. One of his first self published books was the self-titled Valentino. The early-mid 1980s saw Normal Man which first appeared as a back-up story in Aardvark-Vanaheim's Cerebus, Dave Sim creator and Gerhard inker. Aardvark-Vanaheim's Dave and Deni (Dave's wife at the time) began publishing normalman as a 13 issue limited series but only did so until #8, when Deni began her own Renegade Press which finished the series. Autobiographical comics (often referred to in the comics field as simply autobio) are autobiography in the form of comic books or comic strips. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... Aardvark-Vanaheim is a Canadian comic book company most known for publishing Dave Sims Cerebus the Aardvark and also the titles Journey by William Messener-Loebs, The Puma Blues by Michael Zulli, Flaming Carrot Comics by Bob Burden, Jim Valentinos normalman and Neil the Horse. ... Cerebus the Aardvark (or simply Cerebus) was an ambitious monthly independent comic book begun by Canadian artist Dave Sim in 1977, and running for 300 issues and 6,000 pages, through March 2004. ... David Victor Sim (born May 17, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian comic book writer and artist, best known as the creator of the 6,000 page graphic novel Cerebus the Aardvark. ... Gerhard is the professional name of a Canadian comics artist known for the elaborately detailed background drawings in Dave Sims series Cerebus the Aardvark, on which he has worked since that comics 65th issue. ...


In the late 80s he began working for Marvel Comics on their super-hero titles. His most notable work for the company was as writer and artist on the future-set super-hero series Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel Comics (Stan Lee is behind many of the superheros) is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... A superhero is a fictional character who is noted for feats of courage and nobility and who usually has a colorful name and costume and abilities beyond those of normal human beings. ... The Guardians of the Galaxy are fictional characters, a superhero team who are active in the 31st century, in an alternate future of the main Marvel Comics universe where genetically engineered humans had colonised the solar system. ...


He left Marvel in 1992 to co-found Image Comics with Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane and Marc Silvestri. Valentino originated several projects at Image, which he published through his own "Shadowline" imprint. Unlike at Marvel, where Valentino worked on characters owned by that company, the original "Shadowline" titles were all creator-owned. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Image Comics Logo Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ... Cover to The Savage Dragon (original miniseries) #1. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rob Liefeld, born October 3, 1967 in Anaheim, California, is an American comic book writer, illustrator, and publisher. ... Spawn #1 (1992), featuring one of McFarlanes most popular creations Todd McFarlane (born March 16, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a cartoonist, comic book writer, artist, and media entrepreneur. ... Marc Silvestri at a 2006 comic book convention. ... An imprint of Image Comics, it was founded by Jim Valentino in 1993 in order to publish his work. ... An imprint of Image Comics, it was founded by Jim Valentino in 1993 in order to publish his work. ... Creator ownership is an arrangement in which the creator or creators of a work of fiction retain full ownership of the material, regardless of whether it is self-published or by a corporate publisher. ...

Cover to What If ...? #25. Pencil art by Valentino.
Cover to What If ...? #25. Pencil art by Valentino.

Of these the titles the most notable was the super-hero series ShadowHawk, on which he was both writer and artist. He began another series in black and white called A Touch of Silver that was a semi-autobiographical novel about a boy coming of age and comic books in the 1960s. However he stopped work on it soon thereafter. Also during this time he repackaged most of his earliest autobiograpical work into a trade paperback wich an introduction by Dave Sim. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (400x618, 94 KB) Summary Cover to #25. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (400x618, 94 KB) Summary Cover to #25. ... What If Vol. ... A penciller (or penciler) is one of a number of artists working within the comic industry. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Also known as a thinly veiled memoir, a semi-autobiographical novel draws heavily on the experiences of the authors own life for its plot. ... David Victor Sim (born May 17, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian comic book writer and artist, best known as the creator of the 6,000 page graphic novel Cerebus the Aardvark. ...


In the late 1990s, he became the executive director of Image Comics. Under his directorship the company moved away from super-hero centric books, instead shifting focus towards independent properties. The results were mixed. On one hand, Valentino's efforts led to the discovery of a number of talented creators, including David Mack and Brian Michael Bendis. On the other hand Image Comics saw a significant drop in overall sales. David Mack is the name of several people: David W. Mack is a comic book artist and writer. ... Brian Michael Bendis (born August 18, 1967) is a American comic book writer and erstwhile artist. ...


In 2003, Valentino was replaced as director of Image by Erik Larsen, another co-founder of the company. Since then Valentino has illustrated a few covers and serves on the board of directors of comic industry charity A Commitment To Our Roots. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In common usage, an image (from Latin imago) or picture is an artifact that reproduces the likeness of some subject—usually a physical object or a person. ... Cover to The Savage Dragon (original miniseries) #1. ... A Commitment To Our Roots A Commitment To Our Roots, commonly known as ACTOR, is the first federally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators, writers, and artists in need. ...


External links

  • Valentino homepage [1]

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NEWSARAMA - IMAGE: VALENTINO OUT AS PUBLISHER, LARSEN IN (3014 words)
In a recent interview with Newsarama, Valentino said that the company was done working with studios, although, in his CBR interview, Larsen said that he may be looking to rekindle relationships with former creators.
Jim Valentino is a swell guy and all my dealings with him have been positive.
Jim's first work was normalman published in Cerebus #57, which to me always attested to his passion for bringing indie talent to the printers.
Citrus: Political group forms opposing Wooten (790 words)
The group, called Truth in Political Advertising, is led by environmentalist Jim Bitter, who has long been a critic of the county's development decisions.
Bitter, who has donated $400 to Valentino's campaign, said the damage is done, and he is afraid independent voters are being misled by the mailers.
Fowler was aided by a slew of advertisements in 2002 that helped him defeat challenger Scott Adams in the general election and, before that, Valentino in the GOP primary.
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