Last week, Jimmy Palmiotti launched his 13th Kickstarter project as the comics market continues to be in a holding position, however that hasnt stopped creators from dealing with their own creator-owned work and launching Kickstarter campaigns.
Jimmy Palmiotto is a Multi Award-winning developer with a wide range of experience in marketing, production, consulting, editorial, movie advancement, production and writing, media presentation and video game advancement. Not just has he written for DC Comics (Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Starfire) and Marvel (Marvel Knights) however he is the co-founder of such companies as Event Comics, Black Bull Media, and the existing Paperfilms.
As I wrote up for the comic book website Comic-Watch:
How did you get into comics (Do you remember your first one or the one that hooked you?).
After composing this short article, I was really thinking about finding out more about the job so I called Jimmy and asked if he would want to do an in-depth interview, to which he required..
Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex) and Dave Johnson ( 100 Bullets, Red Son) together with the team at PAPERFILMS launched a brand-new task that unites some of the leading talents in the field to provide to you our 40-page first issue of an ADULTS ONLY comic mini-series called POP KILL!
Composed by Palmiotti and Johnson, the comic will be illustrated by the remarkable Juan Santacruz (Painkiller Jane, Twilight Experiment ) with colors by Brian Reber (X-Men, Bloodshot), lettering by Sean Konot (Aliens, Aliens vs Predator) and the brilliant style by John J Hill, the man responsible for many fantastic jobs there are too lots of to list, however for the PAPERFILMS projects, he developed the Painkiller Jane, Hardcover and the Killing Time In American hardbound.
The story occurs in a world where the 2 dominant and competing Cola companies, each worth billions, are owned by former Siamese twins who are now separated and have actually grown to hate each other a lot they employ assassins, saboteurs, and espionage personnel to meddle with each other every day. This is the story about brotherly love run afoul, and the people they employ to do their grunt work.
Fulfill the stunning DINA DELUX, a scientist in the Fizz department at POPSO COLA. Shes on the brink of creating a formula that will make soda 50% fizzier, keeping it carbonated longer than any other brand on the market. An advancement like this would put all the competitors out of company in a heart beat.
When Popsos main competing FIZZ ONE COLA hear the reports about the discovery, they trigger their best male, JON PYLE, an oversexed mercenary, to take care of the situation. His orders are to persuade Dina to change sides, and if that fails, to eliminate her. However, after they satisfy the tourist attraction is undeniable and a 3rd alternative begins, one which activates repercussions from BOTH sides.
I do not have a single specific comic I keep in mind, but comics were all over the place when I was a kid. I was and still am aggressive about my comic collecting. I like comics.
When did you start drawing/writing?
Drawing was something I did given that I had to do with 3 years old and the composing concerned me in my teenagers. Granted, the art was not great and the composing worse, but I never quit and kept at it … and it finally settled. My thanks to a ton of instructors and pros along the method that inspired me to keep pressing to get better. My learning curve is big, but I feel each year I am getting a tiny bit better. I will never be a big name, but I will have consistent work that I feel is respectable fun.
Which developers affect your work?
Frank Miller is another man that comes to mind in addition to the Hernandez Brothers and two great friends of mine that were by my side throughout a great deal of what I did continue to motivate me to this day, Billy Tucci and Brian Pulido. They have actually taken crowdfunding to new heights and continuously experiment and interact with their audiences, something I believe in totally. Like every single commercial is stating these days, we are all in this together.
I am motivated by anybody that attempts to try out their talents and takes risks. I do not constantly concur with them on whatever personally, but I admire and respect them for stepping out of the standard and taking their talent to places that are unforeseen. My very first motivation in comics was the initial Image comics people, a lot so that Joe Quesada and I did the same on a very smaller level with Event Comics.
What was the motivation behind POP KILL? What would the elevator pitch be?
It was a few years ago but could you speak about the Adventures of Dutch Courage, you and the late/great Darwin Cooke did for Arcade Brewing? What was the motivation and what was it like making a comic that was told on bottles of a beer six-pack.
Anything that you are currently working on aside from the Kickstarter that you can or wish to discuss.
The basic pitch is 2 brothers who own contending soda business hate each other a lot they use a great deal of bad people to steal with each other and our story has to do with a mercenary worked with to take a secret from a scientist and enter a scenario that causes a great deal of grief for everybody involved. I like to say its a little the Thomas crown affair type story combined with some sex, violence, and mayhem.
I was approached by the ARCADE BREWERY a couple of years back and was asked if I could contribute a story for their 6-Pack Stories line where a sequential cartoon was placed on each of the 6-pack bottles. I had an idea for a character called DUTCH COURAGE that I have actually been floating around and asked my great friend Darwyn Cooke if he had any interest in helping me with the job. Similar to Darwyn, anything that was a challenge he wanted to do and we were finest of good friends, so this was gon na be fun. We composed the story, presented it to the company and they eliminated the majority of it, telling us we went too far and they might never get it approved. We did another take; a calmer take and it got passed and we got the green light to have Darwyn design, letter, and draw the task. Needless to state, he did a fantastic job, as he does with whatever he touched and it was a huge success. I have a six-pack looking right at me from throughout the space. It was enjoyable because we required each bottle to base on its own and connect at the same time if you got to read them in order. Silly fun and one of my preferred times dealing with Darwyn. I would love to one day bring Dutch back into the spotlight, but with Darwyn no longer with us, it will not be easy..
Its an adult story with nudity and bad language that makes sense to the story.
I simply dont know the length of time that will last.
Till then I can empty the beers believing about my beautiful buddy and hope any place he is, he is sitting back with an unlimited supply, laughing his ass off.
I just finished up HARLEY QUINN AND THE BIRDS OF PREY for DC and other than the Kickstarters I have lined up, I have no other work. I am not doing anything for the big companies at the moment, it is a welcome break not to have to work on other properties.
What are you currently checking out that you would suggest?
My pillar is Love & & Rockets. I am a substantial fan of both siblings and collect their art. MY pull box is every single # 1 comic that comes out, so my stack of books is substantial to check out, however it is from this pile I choose if I desire concern 2. I dont have regular books I read, and with some extra time, I am overtaking the books I purchase from each town I take a trip to. When you deal with comics practically all day, its tough to delve into anothers books. I try to invest as much time socializing as I can and with my spouse.
Follow Jimmy on Twitter: @jpalmiotti.
Have a look at the Kickstarter Here: POP KILL!
I was approached by the ARCADE BREWERY a couple of years back and was asked if I could contribute a story for their 6-Pack Stories line where a sequential comic strip was put on each of the 6-pack bottles. MY pull box is every single # 1 comic that comes out, so my pile of books is substantial to check out, however it is from this pile I choose if I want issue 2. When you work on comics almost all day, its difficult to jump into anothers books.
I do not have a single particular comic I remember, however comics were all over the place when I was a kid. My first motivation in comics was the initial Image comics people, so much so that Joe Quesada and I did the same on an extremely smaller sized level with Event Comics.