Jim Salicrup

Jim Salicrup--(Writer/Artist/Editor) 

Jim Salicrup is the Editor-in-Chief of Papercutz, the graphic novel publishing company he co-founded with

Terry Nantier. Papercutz is devoted to publishing great graphic novels for all ages: Annoying Orange,

Ariol, Classics Illustrated, Dance Class, Disney Fairies, Geronimo Stilton, LEGO® Ninjago, LEGO

Chima,Lunch Witch, Nancy Drew Diaries, The Smurfs Anthology, and many more. Recently, Papercutz

launched a new imprint, modestly called Super Genius, which publishes titles such as WWE Superstars,

Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice, and more. After being published as a writer and artist in Kids Magazine at

age 14, Jim moved on to working at Marvel Comics for twenty years, editing most of their top titles, such

as Spider-Man (with Todd McFarlane), The Uncanny X-Man (with Claremont & Byrne), The Fantastic

Four (with John Byrne), Iron Man, and many more. Jim was the writer, and then editor of Spidey Super

Stories, , a comic created to help children learn how to read. Spidey Super Stories was produced in co-

operation with the Children’s Television Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street and The Electric

Company. Editing and writing Spidey Super Stories was important in getting Jim to think about comics

created for kids. Jim was also the writer of such comics as Transformers, Visionaries, The Spider-Man

Child Abuse Prevention comic, The A-Team, The Inhumanoids, Kool-Aid Man, and more. He also wrote

and edited Marvel calendars, toilet paper, coloring books, posters and drinking cups. He also was the

editor on Marvel Age Magazine for eight years. After Marvel, Jim developed a line of comics for the Topps

Company, Inc., where he was Editor-in-Chief. At Topps Comics Jim worked with such writers and artists

such as Charlie Adlard, Ray Bradbury, Steve Ditko, Keith Giffen, Michael Golden, Don Heck, Gil Kane,

Miran Kim, Jack Kirby, Don McGregor, Mike Mignola, George Perez, Stefan Petrucha, P. Craig Russell,

Scott Shaw!, Roy Thomas, Craig Yoe, and many others. Jim was also Senior Writer/Editor for Stan Lee

Media, and a Trustee for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. Programming Notes: Jim is available for

panels on his career and comics in general..

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