Jim got into the illustration industry as an erotic artist at the age of 24. He did erotic art for private collectors and galleries until he broke into the indie comics’ field in 2004. Jim worked on a number of small press and indy books until he made his Trading card debut in 2006, with the release of The Complete Avengers for Rittenhouse Archives and Marvel Comics. Topps soon followed up with an offer for Jim to work on a number of sketch cards for the first of two The Lord of the Rings Masterpieces sets.
Within the past eight years, Jim has worked on many high profile licensing projects including the Star Wars Galaxy series card sets for Lucasfilm Ltd. And Topps, The Lord of the Rings Masterpieces, Indiana Jones, Marvel Masterpieces for Marvel and Upper Deck, The Women of Marvel, Dangerous Divas, Xmen Archives, Spiderman 3(The movie), Voltron, The Wizard of Oz, DC Legacy, Marilyn Monroe, and The Classic Sci Fi and Horror Movie Poster sets, just to name a few.
In 2010, Jim had his first published comic book work see the light of day with Zombies vs. Cheerleaders Geektakular#1 published by 5Finity and Moonstone Books. He then had his work featured in a coffee table book entitled, “Voltron: United and Drawn” also from 5Finity and Moonstone and Deadworld: Voices.
Jim continues his work in the comic book and trading card field. Working on a number of projects including Deadworld: Voices. He also started and runs the trading card and comic book publishing company Asylum Studios. Their first trading card product release was in early 2013, the now sold out, Blood and Glory. Jim and Asylum Studios are busy at work producing new concepts and ideas including the soon to be released “Once Bitten” trading card set in September.