It's 2017 and East Side Mags is taking things to next level with amazing artist Jamal Igle (Black, Molly Danger) and super-mega-talented writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Quantum Teens Are Go)! It's a signing people! Let's get hyped!
Both are currently working on Black Mask Studios titles which are making waves and bringing in new comic fans every day with fresh ideas and a publisher who's not afraid to take risks and try new stuff!
Jamal Igle is drawing the comic BLACK - In a world that already hates and fears them – what if only Black people had superpowers? After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it’s safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free. X-Men meets The Wire, BLACK’s Kickstarter blazed through Black History Month 2016 earning $91,973, more than three time its funding goal.
About Jamal: A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art, Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/Creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment and the penciller of The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy for Dark Horse Comics. Jamal’s detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, the all ages action miniseries “Race Against Time” as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider- Man and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing and Tangent: Superman’s Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics and a four issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics. In 2003 Jamal co- created the comic book series ” VENTURE” with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber. He’s done just about everything from acting on the small screen to voiceovers for commercials, packaging books for Scholastic, storyboards artist on Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles and Max Steel: MX1 for Sony Animation. Jamal is also a popular guest lecturer on the subjects of comics and animation.
Magdalene Visaggio is writing the comic KIM & KIM - Kim & Kim are twentysomething besties out to make a name for themselves in the wild world of interdimensional cowboy law enforcement. In a massive “screw you” to their parents and the authorities, they decide to hijack some high stakes bounty — and end up in way over their heads. Kim & Kim is a day-glo action adventure that’s bursting with energy and enthusiasm. It puts queer women and trans women front and center, with a story that embraces the absurd alongside realistic pathos. Blending the punk exuberance of TANK GIRL with the buddy adventure wackiness of SUPERBAD (if Michael Cera was a trans woman and Jonah Hill a queergirl partner in crime), Kim & Kim focuses on the power and meaning of female friendships as engines of validation. A bright, happy, punk rock sci fi adventure that is queer as shit.
About Magdalene: Magdalene Visaggio is the writer of Kim & Kim for Black Mask Studios. Her forthcoming work includes Quantum Teens Are Go and Kim & Kim: Return of the Hipster Freaks, both for Black Mask, she has also contributed work for DC Comics. Raised in Richmond, Virginia, she currently resides in Uptown Manhattan with her wife.
Come check out Jamal and Magdalene on January 14th from 1pm-6pm. Both will be signing copies of their books and Jamal will be sketching for customers! We even have a handful of BLACK #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE sketch covers available!!!
Don't miss what could be the most important and definitely the most FUN signing of 2017!