Jai Nitz is an American comic book writer who has written for Dark Horse, Marvel, DC, Image, Disney, Dynamite, and other publishers. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in film studies. He won the prestigious Xeric Foundation grant in 2003 for his self-published anthology, Paper Museum. He won the Bram Stoker Award in 2004 for excellence in illustrated narrative for Heaven’s Devils from Image Comics.
He is currently writing Dream Thief and Toshiro for Dark Horse. His short film Rhino is currently touring the country on the festival circuit. He also works as a professor at the University of Kansas teaching courses on comic books and film.
Jai was kind enough to sit down with us at Planet Comicon where we discussed his role as a professor at KU, the status of the comic industry as a business, as well as some of his other ongoing projects.
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Find out more about Jai and his work by following some of the links below.
Thanks to Jai for speaking to the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! We can’t wait to see him soon at a future convention and hope he keeps rocking those awesome suits and turning out great comics to read!
To hear Cullen’s interview with Greg Smallwood, who worked with Jai on Dream Thief, go here.