CRAIG Jim

CRAIG Jim

Born 1954 in Toronto.

He studied Media Arts & Cartooning and Graphic Story Arts at Sheridan College.

He teamed up with James Waley to convert “Northern Light” from a comical to a serious character. See NORTHERN LIGHT.

He worked as a storyboard artist at Nelvana Animation Studios.

He also worked as a cartoonist and illustrator on Jr. Jays Magazine, Master of Kung Fu, “Spider-Man”, “Wulf The Barbarian”, “3-D Man” and others.

WORK:

 ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK GRAPHIC:

Content:

Educational:

The National Driving Test. Writ., Janet Rosenstock & Denis Adair. Produced for  Insurance Bureau of Canada by Page II, no date.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Cover:

Front:

Power Comics, 1-4, Nov.1977. (Northern Light)

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Panel:

“Orb Poster: Cosmic Light.” “Orb Magazine 1-4, Nov./Dec. 1975: 12.

Serial:

“Kadaver: …my will be done.” Writ., James Whaley. (Assist., M. Rust.) (Layout by  A. Cooper.) Let., Michael Cherkas. Orb Magazine 1-5, Jan./Feb. 1976: 46-56,

“The Guardian of Mars Part 2.” (Northern Light) Writ., T. Casey Brennan. Colo., Matt Rust & Waylee. Orb Magazine,1-3,Dec.1974: 30 – 39. Northern Light appears in this story.

“The Origin of Northern Light Part 1: To You …Déjà vu.” Writ., J. Whaley & G. Henderson. Let., M. Cherkas. Orb Magazine, 1-4, Nov./Dec.1975: 46 – 55.

“The Origin of Northern Light Part 2: Dénouement.” Writ., J. Whaley & G. Henderson. Let., M. Cherkas.Orb Magazine,1-5, Jan./Feb.1976: 35 – 44.

“Northern Light: Conquermind” Writ., Jim Waley. Let., Bill Payne. Power Comics, 1-4, Nov.1977: 3 – 30.

Story:

“Cosmic Dancer.” Writ., Augustine Funnell. Let., Bill Payne. Orb Magazine, 1- 6, March/April 1976: 4-13.

INKER:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

 Serial:

“Gyk The Barbarian.” Co-writ., Matt Rust & John Sech. Pen., Paul McCusker. In., Jim Craig. Let., Michael Cherkas. Orb Magazine, 1- 6, March/April 1976: 26-33.

 PENCILLER:

 PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

 Cover:

 Front:

Amazing Spiderman: Hit And Run, 1-3, 1991. Inker, Cris Ivy.*

Amazing Spiderman: Chaos In Calgary, 1-4, 1992. Inker, D. Day.*

Amazing Spiderman: Dead Ball, 1-5, 1993. Inker, Morton.*

See below under Content.

Content:

Serial:

Amazing Spiderman: Hit And Run, 1-3, 1991. Occurs in Toronto.  Writ., Dwayne McDuffie. In., Chris Ivy & Don Hudson. Let., Rick Parker. Col., Ed Lazellari: 1-30. “Produced under the direction of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police with the cooperation of a volunteer’s committee interested in the subject of bicycle and road safety. Supporters are Petro-Canada, Health and Welfare Canada and Canada Post who have distributed these books to every Police Force in Canada.”

 Amazing Spiderman: Chaos In Calgary, 1-4, 1992: Writ., Scott Lobell. In., Dan & David Day. Let., Dave Sharpe. Col., George Roussos: 1-30. “This book has been sponsored by Petro-Canada to support Right-Riders Bicycle and Road Safety Program in Canada, promote social skills and a positive lifestyle. Content has been provided by Health & Welfare Canada and distribution by Canada Post is through Canadian Police Forces. The co-operation of the staff of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede is greatly appreciated.”

Amazing Spiderman: Dead Ball, 1-5, 1993. Occurs in Montréal. Writ., Adam Blaustein. In., Dan & David Day. Let., John Babcock. Col., George Roussos: 1-30. “This book 5th in a special series presented by the  Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has been sponsored by Petro-Canada to support the Right-Riders Bicycle and Road Safety Program. Special thanks go to the Montreal Expos Baseball Club for their cooperation. Content has been provided by Health & Welfare Canada. Distribution to Canadian Police Forces is by Canada Post….”

These periodicals are part of a 5 issue Canadian series. The other issues are: 1-1, 1990, Skating On Thin Ice. occurring in Winnipeg and 1-2, 1990, Double Trouble in Fredericton. The series was done in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and other participants. See each issue above. In addition to the American writers and artists, Canadians Todd McFarlane, Jim Craig and the Day Brothers contributed to the covers, while Craig pencilled issues 1-3 to 1-5, and the Day Brothers inked issues 1-4 & 1-5.  See DAY Dan & DAY David. The series was also issued in French. Marvel Comics then reprinted the first for issues of the series under reprint editor Glen Herdling who was also the editor of the last 2 issues of the original series. All of the issues of this reprint series were issued Feb. 1993. None of the Canadian Associations were acknowledged.

Master of Kung Fu, 1-51, Apr. 1977: “Brass & Blackness (A Death Move).” Writ., Doug Moench. In., Pablo Marcus. Let., D. Wohl.  Colo. D. Warfield.

WRITER & PENCILLER:

 BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

 Content:

 Story:

“Dust Bowl Sanction.” In. & Let., Bill Payne. Potlatch presents The 1980 Comics Annual. Potlatch Publications, 1979: 69-80.

GALLERY:

See NORTHERN LIGHT

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C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\C\CRAIG Jim, Jr Jays Magazine, Winter 1995, fc.jpg            Jr. Jays Magazine, Winter 1995, Front cover.