Goth Ghost Girl is funded!

•October 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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My first Kickstarter project with Ovation Comics has been fully funded! Goth Ghost Girl #1 with artwork by the incredibly talented Sergio Quijada will be releasing in early 2018. The Kickstarter campaign is currently adding Stretch Goals to make the project even more special and it runs right through Halloween so you still have time to reserve a signed copy here:

Fablehaus Mercantile is open!

•March 25, 2017 • Leave a Comment

That’s right, the official gift store for fans of writer John Schlim Jr (or perhaps just his family) is now open. You’ll find an ever-expanding selection of t-shirts, mugs, stickers, and more that celebrate the larger-than-life heroes and mind-boggling worlds found in his stories. Treat yourself to some Fablehaus swag and help lavish some well-deserved cash on the gifted artists that collaborate with him.

Click here to begin your shopping adventure: Fablehaus Mercantile

Harvey Bunda Doing His Thing!

•October 14, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Check out this time-lapse video of the amazing Harvey Bunda creating DISSECTICA dream girl, Eris. Harvey will be the illustrator of this ongoing comic series which I have the privilege of scipting. Coming soon from Imagine Incredible Comics!

In the Works!

•October 14, 2016 • Leave a Comment

DISSECTICA is an action-packed genre mashup coming soon from Imagine Incredible Comics! I’m having a blast scripting this new ongoing series and, best of all, I get to collaborate with old friend Harvey Bunda. Harvey’s artwork is going to astound you! Keep a lookup for announcements from Imagine Incredible.


Name Goth Ghost Girl’s Band Contest!

•May 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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That’s right, YOU can get in on the fun creating part of Goth Ghost Girl’s backstory by submitting your ideas for the name of her pop-punk band! Fronted by vocalist and guitarist Lilly O’Siris (who becomes everybody’s favorite ghost), the pop-punk band also includes lead guitarist Skunk, bassist Charlotte Taro, and drummer MacBeth. They blew up the charts with the release of their debut album titled “>GASP<“.

To submit your entry, visit and send a private message with your band name ideas (as many as you like) along with your name and email address. Creator John Schlim Jr will select his favorite entry and that winner will get a $25 gift card to Jetpack Comics and their name listed in the book! Deadline is July 1, 2016.

Goth Ghost Girl Needs Some Love

•April 14, 2016 • Leave a Comment


First Goth Ghost Girl Promo Video

•April 9, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Just a little visual reminder about the importance of May 7, 2016…

Outlaw Territory Nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards

•July 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Outlaw Territory 3, the third volume in Image Comics’ series of graphic novels featuring comics set in the Old West, has been nominated for both a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award and a Harvey Award in the category of Best Anthology. The book was compiled and edited by Michael Woods, and among it’s offerings is the story, “Treasure,” written by John Schlim Jr and illustrated by comics legend Val Semeiks.

Sponsored by Showtime, the 2014 Eisner Awards will be presented in a gala event at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. The awards are named after the late Will Eisner, who is regarded as the father of the modern graphic novel. A blue-ribbon committee selects nominees from thousands of entries submitted by publishers and creators, which are then voted on by members of the comic book industry.

The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards, named after the late Harvey Kurtzman who is remembered as one of the industry’s most innovative talents. They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. The 2014 Harvey Awards will be presented at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con.

Six Great Maine Bookstores

•September 29, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I lived in Maine briefly and like most of New England it is a treasure trove of historic villages and fascinating independent bookstores. Now Maine Magazine highlights six great bookstores in the Pine Tree State. Road trip!

Outlaw Territory 3 Has a Release Date

•March 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

If you love westerns and comic books prepare for volume three of the critically acclaimed Outlaw Territory, published by Image Comics! The book will be solicited in the next Previews catalogue and should be hitting bookshelves on June 19th. Cover price is $24.99 and it weighs in at a whopping 296 pages, featuring 35 tales of the Old West from some of the brightest names in the industry. I’m thrilled that my story was illustrated by legend Val Semeiks!

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