J. H. Williams III

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J. H. Williams III
Born James H. Williams III
Area(s) Writer, penciller, inker, colourist
Notable works
Batwoman
Chase
Desolation Jones
Detective Comics
Promethea
Awards Eisner Award, 2001,[1] 2010[2]
Harvey Award, 2006[3]
Inkwell Award for The All-in-One Award (2012)

James "Jim" H. Williams III, usually credited as J. H. Williams III, is a comic book artist and penciller. He is known for his work on titles such as Chase, Promethea, Desolation Jones and Batwoman.

Career[edit]

Williams' early work includes penciling the four-issue miniseries, Deathwish (1994–1995) from Milestone Media. Deathwish was written by Adam Blaustein and inked by Jimmy Palmiotti. He was one of the artists on the Shade limited series which spun-off from the Starman series.[4] Williams gained prominence as the artist on the short-lived (ten issues, 1997–1998) Chase title from DC Comics, where he worked with writer Dan Curtis Johnson.[5]

Williams collaborated with inker Mick Gray on two DC Elseworlds graphic novels, Justice Riders, written by Chuck Dixon, and Son of Superman, written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman. Williams' next major work was for Wildstorm Comics' America's Best Comics with writer Alan Moore on Promethea (32 issues, 1999–2005).[6]

In mid-2005 Williams launched a new series, this time with writer Warren Ellis, Desolation Jones,[7] as well as illustrating the two "bookend" issues of Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers project. In 2007 he worked with Morrison on another project, a three-part story in Batman #667–669. Williams drew Jonah Hex #35[8] and has stated an interest in doing more, saying "I certainly want to do more issues myself or even a graphic novel if the opportunity and schedule presented itself."[9] Williams became the regular artist on Detective Comics with writer Greg Rucka in June 2009, with the title focusing on Rucka's Batwoman character due to the absence of Batman in the aftermath of "Batman R.I.P." and Final Crisis.[10] Williams returned as artist and co-writer of the new Batwoman series, accompanied by co-author W. Haden Blackman.[11][12] Batwoman received a GLAAD Media Award in the category of "Outstanding Comic Book" at the 23rd GLAAD Media Awards in June 2012.[13] In 2012, DC announced that Williams would be the artist for Neil Gaiman's Sandman prequel series, The Sandman: Overture, to be released October 30, 2013.[14][15] Both Williams and Blackman resigned from the Batwoman title in September 2013 due to differences with DC's editorial decisions.[16][17][18]

Bibliography[edit]

Interior work[edit]

Cover work[edit]

Awards[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • 2000:
    • "Best Continuing Series" Eisner Award for Promethea with Alan Moore[20]
    • "Best New Series" Eisner Award for Promethea with Alan Moore[20]
    • "Best Penciller/Inker Team" Eisner Award for Promethea with Mick Gray[20]
    • "Best Single Issue" Eisner Award for Promethea #3 with Alan Moore[20]
    • "Best New Series" Harvey Award for Promethea with Alan Moore, Mick Gray and Scott Dunbier[21]
  • 2001:
    • "Best Continuing Series" Eisner Award for Promethea with Alan Moore[1]
    • "Best Penciller/Inker Team" Eisner Award for Promethea with Mick Gray[1]
    • "Best Artist" Harvey Award for Promethea[22]
  • 2003:
    • "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award for Promethea[23]
    • "Best Penciller/Inker Team" Eisner Award for Promethea with Mick Gray[23]
  • 2004: "Best Continuing or Limited Series" Harvey Award for Promethea with Alan Moore[24]
  • 2006:
    • "Best New Series" Eisner Award for Desolation Jones with Warren Ellis[25]
    • "Best Penciller/Inker" Eisner Award for Promethea, Desolation Jones[23]
    • "Best Publication Design" Eisner Award for Promethea #32 with Todd Klein[25]
    • "Best Serialized Story" Eisner Award for Desolation Jones with Warren Ellis[25]
    • "Best Single Issue or One-Shot" Eisner Award for Promethea #32 with Alan Moore[25]
  • 2010:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees Winners". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Melrose, Kevin (July 24, 2010). "SDCC '10 Winners announced for 22nd annual Eisner Awards". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "2006 Harvey Awards". Harvey Awards. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1990s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 281. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "The Shade...nabbed his first miniseries in April [1997], courtesy of writer James Robinson and artist Gene Ha, J. H. Williams III, Bret Blevins, and Michael Zulli." 
  5. ^ "J. H. Williams III". Lambiek Comiclopedia. October 29, 2012. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ J. H. Williams III at the Grand Comics Database
  7. ^ Cowsill, Alan "2000s" in Dolan, p. 320: "The first story arc involved a conspiracy theory...in a superbly twisted cyberpunk-style tale illustrated by J. H. Williams III."
  8. ^ Brady, Matt (September 4, 2008). "J. H. Williams: On Drawing Jonah Hex". Newsarama. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ MacPherson, Don (August 21, 2008). "Jonah Hex's Good Luck". Eye on Comics. Archived from the original on January 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ Melrose, Kevin (February 7, 2009). "NYCC A relieved Rucka shares a little about Batwoman". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ Segura, Alex (April 14, 2010). "It's Official: Batwoman Ongoing Series". DC Comics. Archived from the original on June 28, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  12. ^ Esposito, Joey (September 12, 2011). "The New 52 Interviews: Batwoman". IGN. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "List of Award Recipients: 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented by Ketel One and Wells Fargo, Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, June 2, 2012". GLAAD. June 2, 2012. Archived from the original on May 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ Armitage, Hugh (July 13, 2012). "Neil Gaiman returns to The Sandman – Comic Con 2012". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on May 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ Hudson, Laura (July 25, 2013). "25 Years Later, Neil Gaiman's Sandman Returns With a Prequel". Wired. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ Melrose, Kevin (September 5, 2013). "Williams, Blackman Leave Batwoman, Cite Editorial Interference". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ Siegel, Lucas (September 5, 2013). "Williams & Blackman Quit Batwoman Over 'Eleventh Hour' Editorial Changes". Newsarama. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. 
  18. ^ Robinson, Melia (September 5, 2013). "Batwoman Creative Team Quits After DC Comics Nixes Lesbian Marriage Storyline". Yahoo! Finance. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Inkwell Awards 2012 Winners". Inkwell Awards. June 25, 2012. Archived from the original on September 4, 2013. 
  20. ^ a b c d "2000 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees Winners". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on July 25, 2012. 
  21. ^ "2000 Harvey Awards". Harvey Awards. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. 
  22. ^ "2001 Harvey Awards". Harvey Awards. Archived from the original on August 27, 2012. 
  23. ^ a b c "2003 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on July 25, 2012. 
  24. ^ "2004 Harvey Awards". Harvey Awards. Archived from the original on August 27, 2012. 
  25. ^ a b c d "2006 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on August 25, 2012. 
  26. ^ a b "2010 Harvey Awards". Harvey Awards. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. 

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