A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art, Jamal is the co-creator of " VENTURE" with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber and the artist of the series BLACK from Black Mask Studios, Jamal is comic industry veteran. Jamal's detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, the all ages action miniseries "Race Against Time" as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider- Man and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing and Tangent: Superman's Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics and a four issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics. In 2003 Jamal co- created the comic book series " VENTURE" with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber.
He's done just about everything from acting on the small screen to voiceovers for commercials, packaging books for Scholastic, storyboards artist on Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles and Max Steel: MX1 for Sony Animation. Jamal is also a popular guest lecturer on the subjects of comics and animation.
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Jamal Igle has been a creative force in comics for over twenty years. His first work in comics was Green Lantern #52 published in April of 1994. Since then he has worked on some of the biggest names in comics, with art credits on Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Wolverine, Daredevil, and Firestorm. He is most well known for his work on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, where the two shared a two-year run on that helped breathe new life into the character and helped to inspire the CBS/CW show.
Science fiction and fantasy has a long tradition of championing diversity, whether it's Kirk's revolutionary kiss with Uhura or Superman preaching in the pages of his comics about the need to respect people of all colors and creeds. The past 25 years, however, have seen some seminal work from a wide range of faces as the diversification of the genres we love kicked into high gear.Here are 25 of the creators of color who've seized the reins of the sci-fi and fantasy genres in the past quarter-century.
Many Star Wars fans are asking, “where is Rey” after Daisy Ridley’s pivotal character was discovered to be missing from a number of licensed products tied to the new film, including action figures sets, bed spreads, and a special edition of Monopoly. The Washington Post’s Alexandra Petri and comic book creator Jamal Igle weigh in on the issue.
Jamal Igle is a man of many talents, from writing and penciling. He’s known for his work on DC’s Supergirl and other assorted properties of that publisher. He also ran a successful kickstarter for his creator owned book, Molly Danger. Currently he is the artist for BLACK, published by Black Mask Studios.
Molly Danger is the story of the world’s most powerful ten-year-old girl. A seemingly immortal, superstrong hero, Molly has protected the city of Coopersville for the last twenty years.
The event five years in the making! Only one force in the universe can bring Jake Roth (THE F1RST HERO), Molly Danger, Virtue (from FRACTURE), Midnight Tiger and Stray together. When the mysterious Cascade threatens the universe, Action Lab’s greatest heroes heed the call! But as the mystery of Cascade’s power deepens, only Molly’s arch-enemy, Medula, holds the answers--but in their darkest hour, will he be friend or foe? Collects Actionverse #0-6.
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Writer and artist Jamal Igle writes about how comics turned him into a liberal political junkie — in a very unexpected way:
What if only black people had superpowers?
Writer Kwanza Osajyefo, artist Jamal Igle and a group of creators, including designer Tim Smith 3 and cover artist Khary Randolph, are launching a Kickstarter for a new comic book that asks a very basic, yet provocative, question: What if only black people could get superpowers?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or don’t read the book (which is probably a lot of you) DC’s Earth 2 series has introduced Val-Zod as a new “Black” Superman character.