Hi there, and welcome!
We’re very excited to introduce you to a totally revamped, reengineered, rebooted JINXWORLD ON SUBSTACK experience! For the past year, BRIAN and THE JINXWORLD TEAM have been hard at work preparing some ammmmmazing content- both fictional and educational- for all of you.
And we are FINALLY ready to start sharing it with you!
But don’t take it from us, let the man himself tell you what it’s all about:
ABOUT THE NEW JINXWORLD
JINXWORLD ON SUBSTACK! Over the next year, we plan on bringing you a TON of exciting ALL-NEW stuff! Like what? How about… A BRAND-NEW FORTUNE AND GLORY COMIC BOOK/graphic novel by Bendis and Co.!! An ALL-NEW text book/video SERIES entitled CREATION! A LIVE and archived VIRTUAL CLASS from Bendis and Taki Soma, and so much more!
The JINXWORLD Team, headed by our very own Brian Michael Bendis, of course, also includes Ethan S. Parker and Griffin Sheridan, who Substack subscribers may know from their work on some of our friends’ newsletters, including Ryan Stegman and Donny Cates’ KLC PRESS and Matthew Rosenberg’s ASHCAN PRESS.
[Hi, that’s us. We’re very excited and beyond honored to be working with Brian and Jinxworld. We’ll be much more quiet over here, we promise. -Ethan and Grif]
We are so happy to finally be able to share what we have been putting together for you. You can learn all about everything we’ll have to offer in this space, plus hear about it all from Brian, below.
CREATION: THE SERIES
CREATION: THE SERIES is the new MULTI-MEDIA EDU-SERIES from Brian Michael Bendis! Creation is one of the hardest subjects to talk about because it’s so messy. Brian has taken all the best lessons from his over thirty years as a creative professional and distilled them into fun and livable lessons for YOU!
These lessons are the core of CREATION! This is the defacto sequel to his first best selling textbook, Words for Pictures, and covers the broad subject of its very title: Creation. Aspiring creators— whether that means writing, drawing, editing, whatever it may be— will NOT want to skip this one.
Lessons will be available in a variety of formats including audio, video, and text! We accommodate all learning styles!
“This is an in-depth look at the mysterious art of creation through exclusive behind-the-scenes looks into how many of your favorite characters and storylines from Marvel, DC, and our creator-owned JINXWORLD endeavors came to be.
If you are on your own creative journey and, like me, need the inspiration of others’ trials, tribulations and anecdotes for inspiration... or you’re just someone who loves colorful looks behind the scenes, this new experience, created specifically for Substack, is for you.” -BMB
The series begins this upcoming TUESDAY,OCTOBER 18th, so be sure to subscribe by then!
FORTUNE AND GLORY: THE MUSICAL
But, what kind of JINXWORLD experience would it be without some COMICS! We’re so excited to announce a BRAND-NEW series from Brian and artist BILL WALKO (Archie Comics) coming EXCLUSIVELY to Substack:
FORTUNE AND GLORY: THE MUSICAL!
That’s right! Brian, Bill, and Co. have been hard at work on a sort of sequel to his 2000 Eisner-nominated auto-biographical series, Fortune and Glory. Where the original series chronicles Brian’s time breaking into Hollywood, FORTUNE AND GLORY: THE MUSICAL finds him as an established creator when he’s offered the gig of a lifetime(?):
WRITING THE SPIDER-MAN MUSICAL!!
Yes, that Spider-Man musical! The infamous Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. This is a true story! While Bendis’ time with the production was short, it was pretty damn interesting!
This is a brand-new, fully-illustrated, full-length tale with pencils by Walko, colors by WES DZIOBA, and lettering by JINXWORLD’S own JOSH REED!
We will be previewing FORTUNE AND GLORY: THE MUSICAL next week before it begins releasing in chapters on this very Substack next month, EXCLUSIVELY for paid subscribers.
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE
I’m not sure if you’re aware, but Brian has been in the business for a little while now and he’s worked on some pretty significant projects. Many have made it out into the world, of course, but some have been lost to… THE JINXWORLD ARCHIVES!
Brian has dug through every folder, every hard drive he could find and curated a selection of documents that he feels would be the most interesting to fans and up-and-coming creators alike.
Perhaps it will be a detailed look at the script for ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4. Or, hey, didn’t Brian write a script for a Kitty Pryde film at one point? Whatever happened with that?
We’ve saved the best for last! Speaking of things Brian has accumulated during his time in the industry, perhaps the most crucial thing he has gained is experience. Experience that Brian hopes to pass on to the next generation of creators!
Along with creating, teaching is a true passion of Bendis’. He has been teaching at Portland State University for more than thirteen years and now he’s bringing some of those lessons and more to a digital classroom, hosted here on Substack: THE MASTERCLASS. In the class, Brian teams up with graphic novelist and fellow educator Taki Soma to pass on some of the very best and hardest lessons learned! Plus, viewers/students should look for special appearances from fellow creators throughout the year. You never know who will stop by for a guest lecture here at JINXWORLD.
Twice a month for the next year, class with be hosted LIVE via Zoom. Paid subscribers can sit in or enjoy the archive. Classes and the CREATION SERIES will build a full-bodied learning experience for all of you.
(Lectures will also be made available in video and audio form the following day for those who cannot attend the livestream.)
Our first class will take place the week of FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, so mark your calendars, clear your schedules, and subscribe NOW to secure your spot!
TIERS, PRICING, AND PERKS- OH MY!
GOOD LORD! That’s a lot. That’s by design, of course. We want to create a very special place for fans and budding artists. And for those who decide to sign up for one of our paid tiers, we want to be sure it is worth every penny.
With all that covered, here is a breakdown of everything you get at each subscription tier!
THE JINX LEVEL:
THIS TIER INCLUDES:
This amazing newsletter... filled with love and joy.
All the news, updates, previews of comics, and moments of joy we can send your way continues...
PLUS! Now you will get exclusive previews and teases to what is going on at…
THE POWERS LEVEL:
$5 / mo OR $50 / yr
THIS TIER INCLUDES:
EVERYTHING included in the JINX LEVEL, plus...
CREATION: The Series
Every installment of Brian’s new multi-media educational series, delivered right to your inbox!
FORTUNE AND GLORY: THE MUSICAL
Monthly digital installments of the brand-new autobiographic novel about Brian’s time on the Spider-Man musical!
Starts NEXT MONTH!
As a signing bonus, you will receive a FREE DIGITAL COPY of the original 2000 FORTUNE AND GLORY comic, written and drawn by Brian!
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE
Interesting curiosities from the JINXWORLD ARCHIVES.
Comics, scripts, and other ‘lost’ documents from Brian’s thirty years as a comics professional.
Brian’s Bi-Monthly masterclass, where he plans to teach you about the trials and tribulations of being a working creative.
Join the virtual audience of the digital class or tune in to the class archive at your convenience.
And for the most dedicated, most excited fans/readers/writers/artists/etc.…
THE PHENOMENA LEVEL:
$250 / yr
THIS TIER INCLUDES:
EVERYTHING included in the JINX and POWERS LEVELS, plus...
A chance to get a half-hours worth of private creative consultation on your project or writing.
“This is a one-on-one consultation with me, Brian Bendis, about your creative self. This is not, for so many reasons, a lifestyle or business advice consultation. Creative and writing advice only. I will pre-read a sample of your work prior to the scheduled consultation if requested.”
THE JINXWORLD BOX!
THE JINXWORLD BOX is a treasure of items handpicked for you, our most loyal customer. The box will include:
ONE SIGNED SCRIPT OR SCREENPLAY!
“You request a script from my thirty year archive. A slightly redacted copy of it will be signed to you personally. This is one of our most requested items so we thought it was perfect for this level. The first appearance of MILES MORALES? An episode of the POWERS tv show? First appearance of JESSICA JONES or IRON HEART?”
ONE (1) EXTREMELY (!!!) EXCLUSIVE JINXWORLD VARIANT COVER!
A FULL-COLOR JINXWORLD POSTER!
A JINXWORLD T-SHIRT!
PLUS, BONUS GOODIES AND COMICS!
AND THAT’S ALL OF IT, PEOPLE! We hope all of this has you guys even half as excited as we are about it.
Our journey begins NEXT WEEK, with the first installment of CREATION: THE SERIES hitting subscriber inboxes on TUESDAY (10/18).
No matter what subscription tier it may be at, Brian and all of us on The JINXWORLD Team sincerely hope you join us for an incredible year’s worth of teachings, stories, updates, and— of course— comics! Hit the subscribe button below to select the tier you think is right for you and join us for an all-new…
JINXWORLD ON SUBSTACK.
And remember, everything is always more fun with friends! If you know someone you think would love what we’re doing over here with JINXWORLD ON SUBSTACK, don’t hesitate!
Send this their way and let’s do this together!
Many, many thanks and infinite gratitude,
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & The JINXWORLD Team
Fuck yeah! This is awesome! Congratulations on getting this off the ground. I’m looking forward to checking all this out in the coming months!
welp, can't argue with that! subscribed!