Jim McCann (writer)

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Jim McCann
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McCann at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Born James Andrew McCann, II
(1974-01-07) January 7, 1974 (age 40)
Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Return of the Dapper Men
New Avengers: The Reunion
Hawkeye & Mockingbird
Widowmaker
Hawkeye: Blindspot
Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol
One Life to Live
Maire's Question
Awards Eisner for Best Graphic Album: New (2011)
Prism

Official website

James Andrew "Jim" McCann, II (born January 7, 1974) is an American writer of comic books, theater and television programs. Jim has worked on several films and music videos before entering the ABC Daytime Writer Development Program, during which time he wrote for the popular ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. Upon moving to New York City in 2004 from Nashville, Jim found a position at Marvel Comics handling publicity and PR for publishing while managing press and panels at conventions. Recently, he has returned to his writing roots, writing for Marvel comics, creator-owned graphic novels, and other projects.

Early life[edit]

McCann was born on January 7, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1992. McCann graduated from Xavier University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts, Electronic Media with a double minor in English and Theatre. He left his creative mark at Xavier by winning a Best Writer award in 1994 for his play Maire’s Question.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

McCann worked on several films and music videos before he was presented with an opportunity to enter the ABC Daytime Writer Development Program, during which time he wrote for the popular ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. During this time, he also co-founded the Nashville Theatre Company, for which he directed many plays and served as Artistic Director from 2000-2004.[citation needed]

McCann decided to move to New York City in 2004 to explore further opportunities. He found a position at Marvel Comics that same year dealing with publicity and public relations for publishing while handling press and panels at conventions.[citation needed]

McCann returned to his writing roots, writing creator-owned graphic novels and other projects for Marvel Comics including: What If? House of M,[1] X-Men: Blue Christmas, Dark Reign: New Nation and New Avengers: The Reunion.[2] He built on this work, in particular bringing back Mockingbird, in the ongoing series Hawkeye & Mockingbird, Widowmaker, and Hawkeye: Blindspot.[3][4][5]

He co-created with acclaimed artist Janet Lee an original graphic novel, Return of the Dapper Men, published by Archaia Studios Press.[6] Return of the Dapper Men garnered 5 Eisner nominations and won an Eisner for Best Graphic Album: New. Jim recently finished Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol, an adaptation of Charles Dickens seminal holiday classic A Christmas Carol.

For TV, theater and film work, McCann is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).[7]

Awards[edit]

  • 2010 Prism Award (for New Avengers: The Reunion)
  • 2011 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New (for Return of the Dapper Men with Janet Lee)

Bibliography[edit]

Creator-owned works[edit]

Comics[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Richards, Dave (November 13, 2008). "Powerless: Reed & McCann on "What If? House of M"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Richards, Dave (March 31, 2008). "True Romance: McCann Talks "New Avengers: The Reunion"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Siegel, Lucas (March 10, 2010). "HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD, In Costume, In Love, In New Ongoing". Newsarama. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Richards, Dave (March 10, 2010). "McCann and Lopez Reunite for "Hawkeye & Mockingbird"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Richards, Dave (June 16, 2010). "McCann's Bird's Eye View of "Hawkeye and Mockingbird"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Sunu, Steve (October 13, 2009). "McCann's & Lee's "The Return of the Dapper Men"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  7. ^ Creative Artists Agency
  8. ^ Singh, Arune (October 12, 2006). "Jim McCann & Marvel Comics Find Their "Guiding Light"". Comic Book Resources. 
  9. ^ X-Men: Blue Christmas
  10. ^ Dark Reign: New Nation
  11. ^ What If: House of M
  12. ^ New Avengers: The Reunion #1
  13. ^ Richards, Dave (February 8, 2010). "McCann Makes Dazzler Sing Once More". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 

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