Jim at the BBC

Jim at the BBC

              Done a range of BBC Radio interviews recently talking mostly on the Keith Moon GN book. The last one was an interesting interview on BBC World News with Lucy Hocking with some nice graphics and clips throughout…. at the BBC Studios in Portland Place, London, A splendid time was...
Jim in 2016

Jim in 2016

  2016 is an exciting year for Jim with Living For Kicks – A Mod’s Graphic novel, his first original stand-alone graphic book for Omnibus Press. Further book’s in the pipeline for a 2016 release are a 2000AD trade paperback Bad Company: First Casualties and Who Are You? The Life And Death Of Keith Moon plus an E-book entitled Ditko – He’s A Gas! Also on the publication timeline is Wake Up And Live: The Bob Marley Graphic Novel scheduled for an early 2017 release.   Other, contemporary published graphic novels linked to music subjects have been Reckless Lives: The Guns And Roses Graphic, Metallica – Nothing Else Matters. Also in print are Gabba Gabba Hey – The Ramones Graphic, Neverland – The Life And Death of Michael Jackson, three Bad Company paperback collections, Godspeed – The Kurt Cobain graphic, Death Rap – Tupac Shakur, Eminem – In My Skin, How To Draw Monsters For Kids, plus The Sex Pistols Graphic book.   Jim has also produced comic art / illustration for many publishing houses in London amongst them 2000AD; for whom he co-created comic characters Bad Company, Bix Barton, The GrudgeFather, Kid Cyborg and worked on Judge Dredd etc.   Jim’s books have been translated and published in the following foreign rights territories, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Norway, Italy, Poland, France, Croatia, Germany and Japan, Argentina, as well as the UK and the USA....
BAD COMPANY INTERVIEW*** Jim McCarthy for 2000AD

BAD COMPANY INTERVIEW*** Jim McCarthy for 2000AD

  Matt Badham Bad Company Interview 14th August 2015   Why is the time right for a return to Bad Company?    Time heals all wounds but not the wounds of Bad Company.    There’s been a change in the line-up creatively after, sadly, Brett Ewins’ passed away? What effect has that had on the art of Bad Company?   Of course it has had an effect on the artwork but Rufus is the perfect person to do the pencils and initial layouts on this strip. It is odd but so many memories for me keep coming back while I am doing the finishes on Rufus’s artworks. After Brett passing on the 17th February earlier this year and meeting Rufus for the first time in a long time at Brett’s funeral in West London on the 11th March 2015, it seemed apt that the strip would rec-occur after this. Pete and Brett and Rufus had spoken a few years back about further delving into the story. I thankfully saw Brett last year (for the last time sadly) at a book signing and that was great to see him in his element if you will. Brett was a very charismatic young man with an abundance of talent. I remember so much of his output, Sometime Stories, Strange Days plus Johnny Nemo, plus loads of 2000AD material, as I was there physically when most of this great work was being originated.   What’s it been like working with Rufus on the strip?    I really like working with Rufus; I have enjoyed seeing his pencils, at times it seems like he...

Six of the titles in my graphic book series have now been licensed to a specialist publishing company in Argentina, where they will be published in Spanish language editions. All six feature written narratives by Jim although different graphic artists have been involved along the way (Flameboy, Brian Williamson, Marc Olivent, Benito Gallegos, Steve Parkhouse). The licensed titles are biographical works about Metallica, Bob Marley, Sex Pistols, Kurt Cobain, Guns n’ Roses and Michael...
Jim McCarthy talks to Alex Fitch at Cartoon County Part 1

Jim McCarthy talks to Alex Fitch at Cartoon County Part 1

listen to ‘Alex Fitch talks to Jim McCarthy – part 1’ on audioBoom Alex Fitch talks to Jim McCarthy about writing graphic novel music biographies of musicians and groups such as Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, The Ramones and Metallica. Fitch and McCarthy talk about the varying difficulties of depicting late musicians on the page, writing authentic voices for real people and taking a docudrama approach to graphic novels. (Recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, January 2014 / originally broadcast Monday 7th April, Resonance 104.4 FM) Omnibus Omnibus Contributed by...