More About the Author
Jamie S. Rich is a novelist living in Portland, OR. He has published four prose works: CUT MY HAIR, I WAS SOMEONE DEAD, THE EVERLASTING, and his most recent, HAVE YOU SEEN THE HORIZON LATELY?, released by Oni Press in the summer of 2007.
In addition to writing fiction, he has worked as a music journalist, a manga rewriter, and spent ten years editing comic books, four of them at Dark Horse Comics and six as editor-in-chief of Oni Press. He continues to work in the comics field as a writer, contributing to anthologies published by Dark Horse and Image Comics, including a piece in the acclaimed collection "Put the Book Back on the Shelf," where comic book creators adapted the songs of Belle & Sebastian. Rich debuted his first ongoing comic book series in June of 2006, LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE, a collaboration with Marc Ellerby (now collected in two omnibus editions). This was followed in the fall of that year by the original graphic novel 12 REASONS WHY I LOVER HER, drawn by Joëlle Jones.
The writer teamed with Joëlle Jones a second time for another full-length graphic novel, YOU HAVE KILLED ME, a hardboiled crime story set in the 1930s. Oni Press published the book in July 2009, and the pair immediately got underway on their next project. Zigging instead of zagging yet again, the artistic team has joined with cartoonist Nicolas Hitori De to release the teenage witch comedy SPELL CHECKERS. Three volumes have been published to date.
Next on Rich's plate was the Image Comics series IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS, a spin-off of Mike Allred's Madman. It's drawn by Mike Norton (BATTLEPUG), Chynna Clugston Flores (BLUE MONDAY), and Natalie Nourigat (BETWEEN GEARS). The entire series was collected in two trade paperbacks. Nourigat is also Rich's collaborative partner on A BOY AND A GIRL, due from Oni Press in November 2013.
Ongoing work from Rich currently includes the digital comic THE DOUBLE LIFE OF MIRANDA TURNER, a superhero adventure with George Kambadais and published by Monkeybrain via the ComiXology app.
The writer also has several books planned for 2014, including new material with Dan Christensen, two books with Megan Levens, and another series with Joëlle Jones, this time based on one of the artist's original concepts.
You can read Rich's latest novel, BOBBY PINS & MARY JANES, for free at bobbypinsandmaryjanes.com. Beginning November 2013, you can also read the spin-off comic strip "Integer City." It will be running for six months in DARK HORSE PRESENTS, with art by Brent Schoonover and Jean-Francoise Beaulieu.
In 2013, the author added additional credit to his resume: that of hose of a webseries. Catch Jamie at fromthegutters.com interviewing comic book creators for FROM THE GUTTERS.
Rich spouts off about whatever strikes his fancy at his blog, Confessions of a Pop Fan (confessions123.com), reviews movies for DVDTalk.com and the Oregonian, and dives into his Criterion Collection like Scrooge McDuck swimming through his money at CriterionConfessions.com. He lives alone with a cat who doesn't understand his obsession with entertainment and pop culture, but who lets him do as he pleases as long as she is fed.