Skip Harvey

Comic Creator, Blogger, Reporter

Location icon United States of America

My name is James “Skip” Harvey and I’m a geek. Not just any geek, I’d like to imagine. I’d like to think I’m the kind of geek that represents the generation that got to see mainstream culture turned on its head and watched the Geek inherit the Earth.

My parents met at the planning committee for a Star Trek convention in Kansas City in 1976. I’m named after James T. Kirk, the “Skipper” of the Enterprise. This is in my blood. It’s who I am.

In 2010 I was honored to be a subject of the Morgan Spurlock documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, where I started on a long and painful journey to become a professional comic book artist. Now I’m proud to announce my first book: Dilettante.

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Who Watches The Spin Doctors? - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News

Skip Harvey writes for Bleeding Cool; The two statements that summed up DC's apparent attitude for me: "We're trying really, really hard." -Amanda Connor "We're giving you what you want." -Brain Azzarello Despite whatever my fanboy opinions may be, DC is in the thick of "Before Watchmen".

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Gay Marriage In Comics At NYCC - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News

The issue of sexual identity in comics isn't a new one. From Northstar to the justifiably snide re-introduction of Kate Kane, to Apollo and Midnighter, this idea has been around for a while. Now, however, it's a hot button political volleyball and as gay comics creator and former DC editor Joan Hilty states, "a hot button issue that keeps evolving".

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Investigative Report: When IS the REAL Batman Day?

So, don't know if you're heard, but the internet claimed May 1st is Batman Day. The annual celebration of the Dark Knight is being honored all over the world officially on September 25th this year, but is it actually Batman Day?