Saturday, November 07, 2009

2009 Convention Photos - Calgary

My booth at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. ReBoot Co-Creator Gavin Blair and super fan Endian were there to keep me company. A great show - I sold out of The Art of ReBoot, Storm Hawks preview ashcans, and all of my Crozonia comic books! WOW!

Some great ReBoot Cosplayers in Calgary, but it looks like Dot forgot her green makeup!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Word on the Street done. That's a wrap for 2009!

The Word on the Street happened this past Sunday. A great day (no rain) with great sales, saw familiar faces, and made some new contacts. This event marks the end of a very busy 2009 convention season!

Feb - Toy Fair (New York City)
April - Calgary Comic Expo, Toronto Comic Con
May - Anime North (Toronto)
June - Licensing Expo (Las Vegas), Anime Evolution (Vancouver)
July - Beaches Jazz Festival (Toronto)
August - Wizard World Chicago, Fan Expo Canada (Toronto)
September - The Word on the Street (Toronto)

Now I can focus on getting Crozonia finished, production on a new comic book based on an animation series, more Storm Hawks, and lot's of Bakugan artwork. I'll be laying low for the rest of the year, but be prepared for more great Beach CS products and news in 2010!

Photos from this year's conventions coming soon!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wolverine vs Guardian (Alpha Flight)

Here is a marker drawing I recently whipped up for the Joe Shuster Awards (University of Toronto Innis Hall, September 26th 2009)

Monday, September 07, 2009

Whiteout opens this Friday!

Here is another movie that I worked on the past couple of years. Mr. X FX did a lot of the shots in this movie. Some of the shots in this trailer that I was responsible for include: the guy falling from the sky, and the last shot in the trailer of the guy being blown away.
Check it out Friday!

Whiteout Trailer from Distraktion on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Watermarks v2: The Art of Jim Su

I will have Watermarks v2: The Art of Jim Su on sale at Fan Expo for the first time. This artbook is in full colour! Includes some of my favourite pieces over the years as well as some brand new stuff.

Crozonia # Issue 4 Ashcan in FULL COLOUR!

I will have an Issue 4 FULL COLOUR ashcan of Crozonia 4 available just in time for Fan Expo Canada! Featuring a pin up from Hugh Rookwood who will be helping me run the Artist Alley table!

Exclusive Storm Hawks Posters at Fan Expo!

These posters will only be available at Fan Expo, they won't be sold online! Sold at the Nerd Corps Booth 650 and the Beach CS Artist Alley Table

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fan Expo books on sale!

Still preparing for the big show this weekend. Got some new books to sell:

-Jim Su Watermarks FULL COLOUR Sketchbook! $10
-FULL COLOUR Ashcan Edition of Crozonia #4 $5
-Storm Hawks Special Edition Comic Book $8
-Storm Hawks FULL COLOUR Age of Heroes Ashcan $5

FREE League of Super Evil Comic Giveaway

Crozonia #1-3 $10
The Art of ReBoot $15
ReBoot Posters $15

Sketches are free with purchase, and commissions vary from $10-$20.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Storm Hawks and League of Super Evil programming at Fan Expo Canada - Confirmed Times

Confirmed Times for Storm Hawks and LOSE programming at Fan Expo Canada



Monday, August 17, 2009

Clockwork Girl

Here is the new Clockwork Girl trailer from Kevin Hanna (Frogchildren Studios) and Sean O' Reilly (Arcana Studio). I rigged the mad scientist, Tinkerer.

"The Clockwork Girl" Trailer from Frogchildren Studios on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Storm Hawks Summer

This past summer, I exhibited at Toronto Anime North, Vancouver Anime Evolution, Chicago Comic Con, and soon the mecha of all fandom conventions, Fan Expo Canada! Met and made lot's of Crozonia, Storm Hawks and ReBoot fans! A new experience for me was this past weekend
Here are a few Storm Hawks photos.

Sam Vincent and myself holding up a Storm Hawks Special Edition comic at Anime Evolution! Sam Vincent is the voice actor of Aerrow and the Dark Ace. He is also the voice of the lead character for the series Rollbots! A true gentleman.

Awesome Cosplayers at Anime North. There will be Storm Hawks cosplayers roaming around at Fan Expo Canada.

A good crowd watching the Storm Hawks: Cyclonia Rising North American Premiere at Anime North.

More photos from Crozonia and ReBoot coming including the huge ReBoot Homecoming Extravaganza that occured at Vancouver Anime Evolution.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chicago Comic Con 2009 Round Up

For the first time in four years, I decided to set up at Preview Night (Thursday). It was incredibly empty. The only busy days in Chicago were Saturday and Sunday. It really looks like this is the end of the world for Wizard's Chicago show. A rival promoter, Reed Expo which is responsible for Mipcom, New York Comic Con and Book Expo America will be holding the first ever C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo). I hate the name of this show, but knowing Reed, it looks like it's going to overtake Wizard's show straight out of the gate. I will be exhibiting there in April 2010.

Had lot's of time for doing sketch cards:
Acaste (Crozonia)

Iron Man


Lung Mei (For my buddy Hugh Rookwood's book)

Guardian (Alpha Flight)

Piper (Storm Hawks)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Storm Hawks and League of Super Evil programming at Fan Expo Canada

Some updates regarding Nerd Corps, Storm Hawks and Fan Expo:

Presentations Saturday, Aug. 29 - Theatre & Time TBA

Asaph Fipke – creator and Nerd Corps CEO
Andy Poon – series Art Director
Scott McNeil – voice of Stork
Ken Faier – Nerd Corps President

*catch it 12:50pm weekdays on YTV

Asaph Fipke – creator and Nerd Corps CEO
Philippe Ivanusic – series co-creator and writer
Lee Tockar – voice of Dr. Frogg
Scott McNeil – voice of Voltar

*catch it on YTV
1:15pm,9pm Mondays
1:14pm Wednesdays
10:30am, 6:30 pm Saturdays
8:30 am Sundays

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Crozonia, Storm Hawks and other news

First off, thanks to all of you who showed up to the The Watcher Storm Hawks Signing Event at the Beaches Jazz Fest. We had a great time! Thanks to Jaime Antonio, Marvin Law, Marvin Mariano, Marcio Takara, and Craig Yeung for sparing some of their precious time.

Some news:

- Unfortunately, I will not have Crozonia #4 ready for Fan Expo Canada (August 28-30). Between Storm Hawks production work, more Bakugan Freelance, and buying a house, I just couldn't get it done. I'm going to try to finish it up this year. Thanks to all the fans who have waited patiently for Crozonia #4.

- Storm Hawks / Nerd Corps Entertainment will be at Fan Expo Canada! More info to come shortly.

- I will be at Chicago Comic Con (Formerly Wizard World) August 6-8. I will be selling the Storm Hawks Special Edition, Crozonia, and The Art of ReBoot. I will also be sketching and taking on drawing commissions.

- This week is the deadline for ordering the Storm Hawks Special Edition through Diamond. Please go to your local comic book store and order!

- Beach CS and DMF Comics are working on another comic book to be released tentatively in September. To be revealed soon!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Comic Con Trailers

Here's a couple of trailers that I have been working on. Both were released this week at Comic Con International.

Whiteout Trailer

Hot Tub Time Machine Trailer

Friday, July 10, 2009

Storm Hawks Jazz Festival Comic Book Signing

Storm Hawks Comic Signing Event at The Watcher Comics, July 24-26 during the Beach Jazz Festival!
Jim Su (Crozonia, Bakugan), Marcio Takara (The Incredibles), Jaime Antonio (Superfuzz), Marvin Law (Slam!)
Just added: Craig Yeung (Runaways, X-Factor), Marvin Mariano (Transformers, Lung-Mei: Dragon Current)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Storm Hawks Special Edition Comic Book available to order in July

The Storm Hawks Special Edition comic book based on the hit Cartoon Netwoork and YTV animation series will be available for order this July. The books will arrive in comic book stores in September. Published by Beach Creative Studios and DMF Comics

PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 08, 2009 – The Storm Hawks are coming to a comic store near you! In July, Storm Hawks will be available for order through Diamond Comic Distributors and Haven Distributors for the direct comic book retail market. The books will arrive in comic book stores in September.
The order codes for the Storm Hawks Special Edition are: through Diamond JUL09083, through Haven STOHBEA001.

Fans will get a chance to purchase the book directly at major anime and comic book conventions this summer including: Baltimore Otakon (July 17-10) , Chicago Comic-Con (August 6-9) and Toronto Fan Expo Canada (August 28-30)

“We’re very excited see the adventures and the world of the Storm Hawks brought to life in print,” says Nerd Corps’ CEO Asaph Fipke. “DMF and Beach have done a great job capturing the action and humour of the show, as well as the unique art style, and we feel confident fans and newcomers alike will be drawn in.”

“We want to give fans the best comic book experience with Storm Hawks as well as reach new fans who haven’t seen the show.” says Jason Park, publisher of DMF Comics.

Storm Hawks has been seen in Canada through YTV and in the US through Cartoon Network. It first aired in 2007 and is currently in it’s second season.

The Special Edition Comic Book will feature three Storm Hawks stories including the origins of the Dark Ace. An all star gallery of pin-ups from some of the best talent in the animation and comic book industry features: Mike Kunkel (Hero Bear and the Kid), Sean ‘Cheeks’ Galloway (Spectacular Spider Man), Marcio Takara (The Incredibles), Sanford Greene (Marvel Adventures Spider-Man), Marcus To (Fathom), Randy Green (X-Men) and more!

About DMF Comics, Inc.
Established for over 9 years, DMF Comics is a Canadian publishing company that produces books and related merchandise from comic creators around the world.

About Beach Creative Studios, Inc
A creative services studio and publishing company, Beach CS has been producing artwork for brands such as Bakugan, Matchbox, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Indiana Jones and Transformers. Beach CS is the producer of The Art of ReBoot and publisher of Jim Su's Crozonia.

About Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc.

Nerd Corps Entertainment is a privately-held full service property development and animation studio based out of Vancouver, Canada. The company’s mandate is to produce stylistically innovative projects based on a solid foundation of creative and storytelling. Working in a state of the art studio with highly skilled artists and production staff, the company is equipped with creative input, expertise and execution on all aspects of property creation and management, all the way from production to distribution, marketing, interactive development and licensing. The studio’s stable of productions includes award-winning series Storm Hawks and League of Super Evil, as well as Dragon Booster for Alliance Atlantis and Hot Wheels®: Battle Force 5 for Nelvana and Mattel, Inc. For more information, please go to:

Monday, July 06, 2009

Bakugan Vandarus Revealed!

Spin Master has released this image of Vandarus at! Beach CS created many images for Bakugan this past spring. This is the first image released! Illustrated and colored by Marvin Mariano.

Storm Hawks Special Edition #1 : Order now in PREVIEWS Catalogue

There are a few ways you can order the book:
Through our site:
Through Amazon, or if you don't want to pay shipping, you can buy it at your local comic book store in September. Make sure your store orders it in July.

The order codes are:
From Diamond Preview now: JUL090839 (Most stores use Diamond)
From Haven Distributors: STOHBEA001

Arriving in stores in September!

You can find a store in your area by going to
Just type in your zip/postal code.

You can order from Diamond Preview now: JUL090839
Also available through Haven Distributors: STOHBEA001

Friday, June 26, 2009

Georgina Poularakis Storm Hawks Pin Up

I met Georgina at Anime North and got her to draw this beautiful pin up of Stork and Radarr! We will be publishing this pin up in the upcoming Storm Hawks: Age of Heroes comic.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Storm Hawks@Anime Evolution confirmed Programme

Here are the definitive times, and locations:

- Be the first ones to buy the Storm Hawks Special Edition Comic at DMF Comics Booth 202 in the Dealer's Room.

- The confirmed Storm Hawks Q&A Panel and Screening - Saturday 11:30-1:30. Panel Room 1
Panelists include: Andy Poon (Art Director), Rav Grewal (Director), Sam Vincent (Aerrow, Dark Ace), Cathy Weseluck (Ravess), and Brian Drummond (Carver). Maybe Scott McNeil (Stork)...we shall see.

- Get your Storm Hawks books signed! Autograph Session Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Room 220

It's going to be a great show at the brand new Vancouver Convention Centre!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Back to Vancouver!

I'm going to be visiting Vancouver for four days this upcoming weekend, and exhibiting at Anime Evolution. I can't believe it's been more than five years since I left Vancity and returned home to Toronto. I haven't been able to make it back since. Going to sell Storm Hawks, The Art of ReBoot, and break out Crozonia for the good folks. Can't wait.
And have some sushi.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Back from Licensing Expo '09

This week I traveled to Las Vegas for the Licensing Expo. A great trip, renewed some contacts I have been working on since last year's Expo. I also met some new people at great companies I would like to work with. I'm confident that something will come from this show.

Some thoughts and impressions:
The show was noticeably smaller than when it was in New York at the Javits. Certain company booths were also half the size as they were last year. The larger companies such as Dream Works, Sony Pictures, Hasbro etc... still occupy gigantic 1000+ square foot booths. but the industry as a whole is down. The licensing industry is a perfect microcosm of the global economy.

I went there not only to find licensed properties to publish by try to develop some IPs for companies that I want to work with. A couple spec artwork here and there could potentially lead to great things. Normally I wouldn't offer free artwork, but it's the recession. Hustle, work hard, pick the partners you want to work with. Foster relationships with these partners during the hard times, and hopefully when the economy picks up, you emerge as a major creative services/licensing partner.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Storm Hawks Comic website now online!

The Storm Hawks Comic website is now up and running at
Have a look! The Storm Hawks ashcan is now on sale! And the Comic Special is also available for pre-order.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Licensing Expo

The Licensing Expo is this week in Las Vegas. I will be there walking around, seeing what properties could be the next great Beach CS project. Could be a comic book, and artbook, posters....who knows?!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Beach CS works with Spin Master on top selling brand Bakugan

Over the last few months, we have been providing package artwork for Bakugan, the leading CCG (Collectible Card Game) brand in the market today. Bakugan leads Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft, and Chaotic. We have provided artwork in no less than 10 products in such a short span of time. We're looking forward to seeing those products on the market, and showcasing them on our site! Stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Order Crozonia at Haven Distributors

Crozonia is now out in the May Catalogue from Haven Distributors.

Available for order are the first three issues:

Go to for more info or call 1-877-HAVEN-50 to speak to a representive.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Storm Hawks Comic Special - Rounding Third!

We're going to press with the Storm Hawks Comic Book Special, and there are a host of creators that have contributed to this amazing body of work.

- The cover is a collaboration between Andy Poon (Storm Hawks Art Director), myself and DMF colorist Peter Kostka.
-Peter, Jason Park of DMF Comics and myself have worked on the short stories - Phoenix Crystal, Origins, and reworked The Escape (originally by creator Asaph Fipke and Andy Poon).
- Contributing artists to our ALL STAR pinup gallery include: Randy Green (X-Men, Witchblade), Marcus To (Fathom, Black Panther), Mike Kunkel (Hero Bear and the Kid), Sean 'Cheeks' Galloway (Teen Titans Go!), Marcio Takara (The Incredibles), Sanford Greene (Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man), Rob Ruffolo (Transformers), Jim Su (Bakugan, Crozonia), J. Antonio (Superfuzz), Peter Kostka (Superfuzz, Crozonia), Lamin Martin, Craig Yeung (X-Factor, Runaways), Marvin Mariano (Bakugan, Lung Mei: Dragon Current), Marvin Law (Conquer Entertainment), and graphic designers Gavin Soares and Ken Wright.

Look for it at, at conventions this summer, and finally in stores in September.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo SOLD OUT!

Just wanted to thank the organizers of the Calgary Expo for a superbly run convention! Gavin and I were treated really well. I recommend all artists and fans make plans for the Calgary Expo next year! We shipped 5 boxes of The Art of ReBoot and sold out on Sunday afternoon with a couple hours remaining. All of the ReBoot posters were sold out as well. ReBoot is alive and well in fandom. Hope Rainmaker notices. The Storm Hawks ashcans were sold out, and Crozonia #2 and #3 were sold out! I brought home just two remaining copies of Crozonia #1!
One of the best shows I have ever attended. AND got killer sketches from Sergio Aragones, Mike Kunkel and Bryan Lee O' Malley. Go Canada, and go Calgary!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Storm Hawks Calgary Pin Up

This pin up will appear on the back cover of the Calgary Exclusive Storm Hawks Ashcan!
Drawn by me, colored by Marvin Mariano.
On sale this weekend!

Friday, April 17, 2009

ReBoot Reunion at Anime Evolution

There is going to be a super cool ReBoot event in Vancouver this summer!
Anime Evolution, is being held at the brand new Vancouver Convention Centre, June 12-14 2009.
ReBoot Co-Creator Gavin Blair will be the headline guest. Other guests confirmed guests include Michael Benyaer (voice actor for original Bob) and Gary Chalk (voice actor for Turbo and Slash). There are more ReBoot related guests to be announced! Stay Tuned.

Anime Evolution Website

Toronto Comicon This Weekend

I will be exhibiting at the Toronto Comicon this weekend.
On sale will be the few remaining Storm Hawks ash cans from Toronto Anime Con.

Toronto Comicon
Fan Appreciation Event 2009
April 18-19, 2009
Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building Hall G
222 Bremner Blvd.

Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Next weekend: Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo featuring ReBoot creator Gavin Blair!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Crozonia #Issue 4, Page 18

Some more coloured goodness. Crozonia Issue 4 coming this summer!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Storm Hawks Special

We're planning to produce a 48 page (tentative page count) Storm Hawks special that will come out this summer! Included will be a 10 page Origins adapation, 15 page Phoenix Crystal story, and a reformat of The Escape. There will be pinups galore, from myself, DMF Artist Jaime Antonio, Randy Green (Witchblade, X-Men), Sean 'Cheeks' Galloway (the art director of Hell Boy Animated series, Spectacular Spider Man Animated series, Marcio Takara (The Incredibles), Sanford Greene (Marvel Adventures Spider Man). Andy Poon, the art director of Storm Hawks will be drawing the cover!
A really exciting first step in our Storm Hawks campaign!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Storm Hawks Ashcan Calgary Edition

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is coming up fast! We will be selling a limited Calgary edition Storm Hawks Ashcan! Almost the same as the Toronto AnimeCON edition, but also features a pinup from Marcio Takara (The Incredibles)!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Crozonia arriving early.

Crozonia #1 will be shipping tomorrow, April 08. Please go to your local retail store to purchase!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Crozonia Issue 4 Preview

As promised, here is the second part of the Cerberus sequence:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Crozonia Issue 4 Preview

I will be postin the entire Cerberus sequence in Crozonia Issue 4 in full color! Special thanks to Dan Rivera for coloring it. Here is page 7, 11-13. 14 - 16 coming up soon!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Storm Hawks Ash Can - The first of many....

The Toronto Anime Con edition is on sale this weekend, limited to only 50 and only five bucks! Includes the short stories: The Escape, Phoenix Crystal part 1, and Phoenix Crystal part 2. The Phoenix Crystal part 1 was published in Europe in a magazine called Boy Zone, so this is the first time it is offered in North America. Part 2 has yet to see print overseas, so this is the first time, period!

Toronto Anime Con Spring 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Crozonia #1 close to SELL OUT!

I was doing an inventory check this weekend in order to ship to Diamond Distributors. After the Diamond shipping, there will be less than 150 copies of Crozonia #1! I have sold around 2800 copies of Crozonia #1. Not bad considering it's an indy book with very little distribution.

I am considering a very limited edition 2nd printing on the color version of Crozonia #1.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Storm Hawks the Comic

It's official! DMF Comics and Beach CS are producing the Storm Hawks comic book. More info to come!
Until then, go to

Monday, March 09, 2009

Crozonia Diamond Orders

Just got the Diamond orders, and the numbers were quite low. Low enough that Diamond won't be distributing issues 2-4. Rest assured, Crozonia #1 will ship through Diamond on time in April.

The rest of the Crozonia series will be offered through Haven Distributors.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me so far.
Jim Su

Monday, March 02, 2009

Crozonia Issue 4 Page 15

Another crazy page from the much anticipated Crozonia Issue #4! Coming this summer!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Crozonia Issue 1 also available through Haven Distributors.

In addition to Diamond Comic Distributors, retailers can now order Crozonia #1 through Haven Distributors. The Haven order code is: CROZBEA001.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

New York Toy Fair Photos

Here I am, getting ready to leave my office to go to Toy Fair International...
Just kidding, it's actually the Porter Airline lounge, which is pretty swank.
My partner, Marvin Mariano has never been to NYC before, so I'm going to have to put up with all his tourist antics.
Getting ready to go to the Javits Center
One of the first booths we saw, Kridana a toy company creating Hindu themed super heroes. They've got one of the last covers from the late Michael Turner.
The lobby at Toy Fair - HUGE!
Marvin with the world's smallest horse.
Getting to see my artwork on the latest Matchbox toys was a thrill!
Marvin worked on this one...
Hey, they're re-using my artwork. Do I get paid royalties?
Just outside the Hasbro 'Booth' in Times Square. In the past 12 months, we've worked on Tranformers 2, Indiana Jones, Marvel Super Hero Squad, and Transformers/Star Wars.