Sandy Jimenez, at work in May 2007.
|Born||Sandy Rafael Jimenez
March 8, 1968
Manhattan, New York
|Area(s)||Creator, Writer, Illustrator|
|The 12th Sister
Shit House Poet
The Likes of Us
Sandy Jimenez (born March 8, 1968) is an American comic book artist, writer and director, most commonly associated with the New York city independent comic book scene of the 1990s, with work appearing in magazines such as Inner City Press and World War 3 Illustrated.
He was born in Manhattan, but raised by a single mother in the South Bronx during all of the 1970s, the years of that borough's most intense economic privation and grinding poverty. Displaying an aptitude for visual art and creative writing from a very early age, he was awarded a scholarship to the Calhoun School in the fall of 1980. He majored in sculpture at The Cooper Union and exhibited four completed comic books in 1990 as part of his Senior exhibition in the Houghton Gallery. One of the comic books shown at the exhibition entitled the Shit House Poet would be the basis of his ongoing published work in World War 3 Illustrated for that entire decade and beyond.
In 2004, the comic book story entitled "Skips" originally published in issue #31 of World War 3 Illustrated was adapted into a short that was part of the official competition at the Tribeca Film Festival. Sandy Jimenez also received the ABC/Disney New Talent Development Grant in that same year for his screenplay writing.
His comic book work continues to be reviewed favorably, and his series Shit House Poet still appears regularly in World War 3 Illustrated. In 2007 he directed "The Likes of Us," his first full-length feature and became the CEO of 700 Shades of Grey Inc.
- "ART REVIEW; Amid the Ashes, Creativity" A New York Times Article by Holland Cotter reviewing work that appeared in the EXIT ART show "Reactions" which featured original comic book pages by Sandy Jimenez.
- "Correctives & Propaganda: World War III Illustrated #41 and Borderland" A review by Rob Clough in The Comics Journal reviewing work that appeared in World War 3 Illustrated issue number 41 in 2011.
- Mahler, Jonathan (2005). Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
- various artists (1995). Confrontational Comics. Four Walls Eight Windows. ISBN 1-56097-002-2.
- Tribeca Film Festival 2004 lineup, "Beyond Manhattan" official listing.
- ABC Disney New Talent Development Grant announcement of recipients, official Disney press release.
- Sandy Jimenez at the Internet Movie Database
- "Author Jon Papernick's official website".
- "Robert Clough's High - Low".
- "The Comics Journal".
- "IMDB database listing".