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ABOUT JIM MCCARTHY

Hiya and thank you for taking a look at my new website.

"Jim  is both one of the best and most reliable authors I have worked with.

His graphic novel scripts have always expertly caught the essence of the artists he covers.

His phone calls are also guaranteed to brighten your day!”

David Barraclough, Omnibus Books, London

 

I have specialised in illustration and comic book art plus concept art areas. During this time I have worked for many industry and publishing houses in the UK and the USA.

 

I have brought my talents to various endeavours and locales. From London to Las Vegas, from Milwaukee to San Francisco. From 2000 A.D. and Future Shocks to future dinosaurs and aliens. From Bad Company to Bix Barton. From NFT meta-verses to End Time Revelations…

 

I recently authored a run of Graphic Novels. Examining and celebrating current musical history. With subjects like Keith Moon, Bob Marley and Tupac Shakur. Mods-Living For Kicks, Eminem, Michael Jackson and Nirvana. The Ramones, Guns and Roses, Metallica, The Sex Pistols and more…

 

My first book Voices of Latin Rock published in the USA, explored the fascinating history of Santana and Latin Rock culture. The unique funky, urban sound, that erupted out of the San Francisco barrio. This led to 10 years of live shows in that unique city. Raising money for a dedicated charity Autism Awareness. Featuring artists as diverse as Santana, Booker T, Sly Stone and George Clinton. Los Lobos, Malo, Taj Mahal, WAR and many S.F. and Latin signatories. Activist Dolores Huerta attended and won our special V.O.L.K. award. Also attending were SF Mayor Gavin Newson and other cultural scene setters…

 

I collaborated with such feted writers as Peter Milligan, Mark Millar and Grant Morrison…

 

I have my own eBook imprint Macasso Books. Here I create diverse titles. Titles like 2 Sketch comic books, 2 iPhone Art collections. Also Digital Hearts: a collection of  heart images. A crime novel Deptford Cowboys. Set in 1960 in South East London. Plus, a second Voices Of Latino Music culture eBook (over a thousand pages in print terms). A new three-part, sci-fried story called DITKO is recently published. With more varied digital editions to come…

 

I aim to find time to wrangle a screenplay, from one of my book properties…