WAKE UP AND LIVE : The Life Of Bob Marley

WAKE UP AND LIVE : The Life Of Bob Marley

              Hot off the presses — Omnibus Press in fact. A new full-colour Bob Marley biography with fabulous art by the talented Benito Gallegos…. a cool 160 page treat in tropical colour. An authentic look at his life and his enduring international legacy. Available now on Amazon, Waterstones and all super cool outlets. Also available as Kindle...
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...
SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH???

SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH???

http://www.slam-zine.de/php/interview_jim_mccarthy,20653,41168.html                   I did a new interview for Slam online magazine and you can test your translation skills with it, as it in the German language…Have fun kids!!! http://www.slam-zine.de/php/interview_jim_mccarthy,20653,41168.html...
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...
*** Who Are You: The Life and Death of KEITH MOON*** New Graphic book!!!

*** Who Are You: The Life and Death of KEITH MOON*** New Graphic book!!!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Who-are-You-Death-Graphic/dp/1783058889/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472235953&sr=1-1&keywords=jim+mccarthy”> Who Are You: The Life and Death of KEITH MOON By Jim McCarthy & Marc Olivent Based on the best-selling biography Dear Boy by Tony Fletcher, Who Are You brings to the page Keith Moon’s incredible life and premature death in a dramatic graphic reconstruction by genre masters Jim McCarthy & Marc Olivent. Rock’s greatest drummer was also its greatest character and wildest party animal. Fuelled by vast quantities of drink, drugs, insecurities and confusion, Moon destroyed everything with gleeful abandon: drum kits, houses, cars, hotels, relationships and, finally, himself. Keith Moon was a totally incorrigible yet uniquely generous boy who never grew up, and who changed the lives of all who knew him; a phenomenal character and an extravagant hell-raiser who – in a final, uncharacteristic act of grace – actually did die before he got old. Who Are You has been created by author Jim McCarthy (Reckless Life: Guns N’Roses, Gabba Gabba Hey The Ramones Graphic Novel, Neverland, Tupac Shakur: Death Rap, Eminem: In My Skin, The Sex Pistols Graphic Novel, Godspeed: The Kurt Cobain Graphic and Voices Of Latin Rock) and artist Marc OLivent (Reckless Life, Dark Satanic Mills, ‘Sundown Crossroads’, ‘Rick Fury’ and...
BAD COMPANY: FIRST CASUALTIES*** Paperback out now….

BAD COMPANY: FIRST CASUALTIES*** Paperback out now….

  Bad Company: First Casualties Trade Paperback The boys are back and they’re in Bad Company… Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, Jim McCarthy return to Ararat with one of 2000 AD’s most popular series – Bad Company. In Bad Company: First Casualties, the team pay tribute to co-creator Brett Ewins, who passed away two years ago, and plunge Kano and his comrades into a fight for their very existence – but is everything as real as it seems? It’s been a decade since the vicious war with the Krool on the planet Ararat. Ex-members of the legendary guerrilla unit known as Bad Company are preparing for a ten-year anniversary memorial service. But now their near-mythic leader, Kano, has resurfaced and Danny Franks, Thrax, Mad Tommy and Fly-Trap, have stopped taken their meds and travelled back to Ararat for...
VOICES OF LATIN ROCK: THE E-MIX *** Now published

VOICES OF LATIN ROCK: THE E-MIX *** Now published

VOICES OF LATIN ROCK: THE E-MIX Published by Macasso Books Now published on Amazon UK and USA thru Kindle. Plus on Apple iBooks……….. Voices Of Latin Rock: The E-Mix is an exciting, in-depth look at the Latin Rock world. It is packed with interviews and features with luminaries such as Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve, new and old members of the Santana band. This e-book is crammed with rare and historic photographs, many never seen before. This writing is the last word on this little-known but culturally importance musical vanguard. It examines the clubs, the racial make-up, the musical influences and the turmoil of this historically valid music. In many cases, the chapters delve into the darker world of heavy drugs and the attendant problems that many of the musicians ran into. All at once, a barrage of musical and artistic riches exploded from the Mission District and across the East Bay in Oakland. Santana led the vanguard of a new Latin rock and soul scene. Sly Stone was happening, Tower Of Power and the Oakland funk situation and the whole East Los Angeles Latino-soul scene was also gestating. Author Jim McCarthy…” The initial success of the Voices Of Latin Rock tome ten years ago, gave me the further impetus to publish this further e-book. Many of these musicians are world-class in attitude and musicality. Some reached the top of the US music tree commercially, some are still active in the business, some less so. I make no distinctions here; they are all united by a unique passion and a cultural enmeshment that gave the music a unique and...

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...
iPhone artworks

iPhone artworks

                      Jim iPhone art works I love to make different much looser images thru iPad and iPhone.....
Poor Angry White Kids…October 23, 2015

Poor Angry White Kids…October 23, 2015

            Poor Angry White Kids October 23, 2015 Thank you Pat Mills for notification of what looks to be a fantastic panel discussion on the social backdrop into which the likes of Action and 2000AD were published in the 1970s and 1980s. Jim McCarthy (currently inking the return of Bad Company in 2000AD) will also be on the panel: POOR ANGRY WHITE KIDS. Cine-Excess Cult Cinema Festival. Discussion at panel entitled ‘Poor Angry White Kids: Action Excess and the Cult Universe of Pat Mills’ Saturday 14th November. The panel will consider Pat’s work in relation to wider social trends and tensions in British society during the 1970s and 1980s, with a special focus on Action Magazine and 2000AD. Pat and graphic artist Jim McCarthy talk with Professor Martin Barker, who wrote the seminal book on Action magazine. Martin will chair the event and conduct a Q and A with Pat on his work with interventions from other panel members on the social significance of British comic art. University of Brighton’s Grand Parade Building, 12pm, Saturday 14th November. More details at: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/…/cine-excess-ix-historical-trau… Tags Action, 2000AD, Bad...
Peter Milligan Pays Tribute To Brett Ewins In His Return To 2000AD With Bad Company

Peter Milligan Pays Tribute To Brett Ewins In His Return To 2000AD With Bad Company

              Peter Milligan is returning after thirteen year to the sci-fi weekly comic 2000AD to revive his co-creation Bad Company, the series he created thirty years ago with Brett Ewins and JimMcCarthy in 1986, hoping it will be “a fitting tribute to a man without whom Bad Company would never have been what it was”. Legendary 2000AD artist and Deadline Magazine co-creator Ewins died last month, aged 59. The new Bad Company story, First Casualties. will debut in 2000 AD Prog 1950, on sale 30th September, with pencils by Rufus Dayglo (Tank Girl) and inks by Jim McCarthy (The Sex Pistols: The Graphic Novel). Peter Milligan says “Since I began writing my new Bad Company story, anyone who’s connected with 2000 AD has probably heard the sad news of the death of Brett Ewins, penciller and vital component of the original Bad Company team. Brett was a great artist and a great friend and this story has become something of a homage to his memory. If that puts more pressure on us to produce a new story that lives up to the Bad Company name so be it. First Casualties is a surprising tale, revealing new truths about Bad Company and their world, and also saying something about our own world. I hope it’s a fitting tribute to a man without whom Bad Company would never have been what it was.” In humanity’s war with a vicious alien species known as the Krool on the planet Ararat, when his own unit is destroyed a young soldier called Danny Franks is recruited by a band of...
BAD COMPANY COVER 

BAD COMPANY COVER 

                Bad Company second issue with Rufus Dayglo cover; part two of the 12 part series out...
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...