Jim Pascoe

writer / creative director

Who is Jim Pascoe?

Jim Pascoe is a writer, designer, and an award-winning creative director. For the past 20 years, he has been generating, collaborating on, and executing creative ideas.

His latest work is the graphic novel series Cottons, illustrated by Heidi Arnhold. The first two books in the trilogy — The Secret of the Wind  and The White Carrot — are available now from First Second Books.

His previous comics credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy Animated, and the original series Undertown—which was originally published by Tokyopop, put out as a special edition by Scholastic, and distributed by Universal Press Syndicate to over 50 newspapers worldwide.

He is the co-author of the crime fiction novel By the Balls: A Bowling Alley Murder Mystery (written with Tom Fassbender and illustrated by Paul Pope), which launched the cult publishing house UglyTown and was rereleased in 2013 in a deluxe 15th anniversary edition.

Part of the original founding team of the entertainment advertising agency The Refinery, Jim Pascoe has worked on campaigns for every major Hollywood studio. He and his team have won multiple Clio Awards.

He was also the creative director/producer on Disney/ABC Cable Network Group’s interactive television program JETIX Cards Live, which won a 2004 Emmy Award (Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology).

He lives in Los Angeles, where he drinks coffee, reads Tarot cards, sleeps very little, and believes in magic.


List of Published Work

Cottons: The Curse of the Vales (First Second Books)
art by Heidi Arnhold
Coming Soon

Cottons: The White Carrot (First Second Books)
art by Heidi Arnhold
February 2020

Cottons: The Secret of the Wind (First Second Books)
art by Heidi Arnhold
July 2018

Cthulu Tales Omnibus: Delirium (Boom!)
includes "Black Sun"
art by Unai
August 2011

Kid Noir "Double Detention"
limited-edition art print
art by Don Simpson
July 2011

Florida Heat Wave (Tyrus)
Edited by Michael Lister
Includes "Paper"
August 2010

Los Angeles Noir (Akashic)
Edited by Denise Hamilton
Includes "The Kidnapper Bell"
May 2007

Undertown, vol. 2 (Tokyopop)
art by Jake Myler
March 2009

Undertown, vol. 1 (Scholastic)
art by Jake Myler
August 2007

Undertown, vol. 1 (Tokyopop)
art by Jake Myler
August 2007

Cthulhu Tales: Tainted (Boom!)
includes "Black Sun"
art by Unai
September 2007

Hellboy Animated: "The Yearning" (Dark Horse)
art by Ben Stenbeck
June 2007
Included in Blood & Iron DVD

Hellboy Animated: The Judgment Bell (Dark Horse)
art by Rick Lacy
June 2007

Hellboy Animated: "Phantom Limbs" (Dark Horse/Anchor Bay)
art by Rick Lacy
Included in Sword of Storms DVD
Feb 2007

Hellboy Animated: The Black Wedding (Dark Horse)
art by Rick Lacy
Feb 2007

Zombie Tales: The Dead (Boom!)
(includes "A Game Called Zombie")
art by Don Simpson, Chris Moreno
March 2006

Star Wars Tales Vol 5 (Dark Horse)
(includes "Collapsing New Empires")
art by Ramon F. Bachs
Feb 2005

Kim Possible: Badical Battles (Disney Press)
August 2005

Kim Possible: Attack of the Killer Bebes (Disney Press)
June 2004

Kim Possible: Killigan's Island (Disney Press)
Feb 2004

[With Tom Fassbender]

By the Balls: The Complete Collection (Akashic)
includes illustrations by Paul Pope
April 2013

Hellboy: Theater of the Dead and Other Tales (Dark Horse)
Only available as on-pack bonus with Hellboy Animated 2-title combo set
May 2007

Hellboy: Weird Tales Vol 2 (Dark Horse)
(includes "Theater of the Dead")
art by Simeon Wilkins
October 2004

Star Wars Tales Vol 2 (Dark Horse)
(includes "A Hovel on Terk Street")
art by Eric Powell
May 2002

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 7 (Dark Horse)
(includes Ugly Little Monsters, Death of Buffy)
art by Cliff Richards
June 2009

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 6 (Dark Horse)
(includes Out of the Woodwork, False Memories, "One Small Promise")
art by Cliff Richards
Feb 2009

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 5 (Dark Horse)
(includes "Cemetery of Lost Love")
art by Cliff Richards
September 2008

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Death of Buffy (Dark Horse)
art by Cliff Richards
October 2002

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ugly Little Monsters (Dark Horse)
art by Cliff Richards
August 2002

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: False Memories (Dark Horse)
art by Cliff Richards
June 2002

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Creatures of Habit (Dark Horse)
illustrations by Brian Horton and Paul Lee
May 2002

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Out of the Woodwork (Dark Horse)
art by Cliff Richards
April 2002

Five Shots and a Funeral (UglyTown)
includes illustrations by Paul Pope

By the Balls: A Bowling Alley Murder Mystery (UglyTown)
includes illustrations by Paul Pope

Creative Direction

For over 15 years, Jim Pascoe has been designing and directing creative projects, from posters and packaging to digital videos and interactive experiences.

Some of his favorites: The Complete Mad Men Collector's Set, Coraline home entertainment packaging (winner of The Hollywood Reporter's Key Art Best in Show), the Damien Comic-Con protest stunt (winner of a Clio Key Art), Rogue One "Reverse Mission" spot, and JETIX Cards Live (winner of an Emmy).

If you would like to see the kind of things he and his team (as well as the rest of the company) have done in the last decade at The Refinery, please visit therefinerycreative.com.

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