Comic Book Illustration with Jim Lee ‘86

Mon, Jul 27, 2020, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

Master comic illustrator and Co-publisher of DC Entertainment Jim Lee ’86 will demonstrate the process of creating his renowned repertoire of comic book characters, answer questions and provide feedback to select participants on their own drawings.

Students: Please RSVP on Handshake. 

Alumni: Please RSVP:

Registration closes at 10 a.m. EST the day of the event (July 27). The Zoom link will be emailed to you before the event begins. 

This event is part of the Arts at Work program, which brings Princeton students and alumni together for speakers and panel discussions, artists’ showcases and social events. The program is also designed to provide Princetonians a supportive arts and creative community and opportunities to learn about the realities of life and work in various creative fields. 


Jim Lee '86

Jim Lee '86

Known for his detailed and dynamic artistic style, JIM LEE ’86 is a renowned comic book artist and the co-publisher of DC Entertainment. He is the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including Justice League: Origins, Batman: Hush, and Superman Unchained. He has received numerous accolades and wide recognition for his work, including the Harvey Special Award for New Talent in 1990, the Inkpot Award in 1992, and the Wizard Fan Award in 1996, 2002 and 2003.

Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1964 but moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri when he was young. After graduating cum laude with a bachelors degree in psychology from Princeton University in 1986, he started his professional career at Marvel Comics where his work on the X-Men continues to hold the all-time sales record for single-issue sales at eight million copies sold in one month.

In 1992, Lee started his own production company, WildStorm Productions, and co-founded Image Comics, an independent comics company that quickly grew to become the third largest North American publisher. Two of his creations, Wildcats and Gen 13, saw life beyond comics as a CBS Saturday morning cartoon and as a DTV animated movie distributed by Disney, respectively. In 1998, DC Comics purchased WildStorm Productions and Lee left Image Comics to join the DC Entertainment creative team. Lee also served as the executive creative director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) multiplayer action game from Daybreak Games, currently available free to play on PS4, PS3 and on Windows PC.