G.I. Joe "Tim Finn"  

Tim Finn is currently writing the definitive history of the "Real American Hero" incarnation of G.I. Joe. Having conducted over 215 interviews with toy designers, VPs, marketers, animation writers, and comic book artists, and having cataloged over 1000 rare pieces of artwork and photography, this 20-chapter, lavish coffee table book is a celebration of the brand, and accessible both to hard-core as well as casual fans.

Armed with a Master's degree in Art Education, Tim teaches animation, animation history, and drawing at Lesley Art + Design. He has self-published minicomics since high school, and now teaches comic book storytelling as well. Tim has also written on G.I. Joe for The Fw and Comics Alliance. His RISD undergraduate thesis film Limboscape has played at twenty film festivals. His last film, CYMoKay, screened at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. For two years at Soup2Nuts, Tim storyboarded and animated for Home Movies (Adult Swim) and Hey Monie (BET). Tim's essay on independent filmmaker Bill Plympton was published in the ANIMATOR festival catalog in Poznan, Poland, and Tim acted as Animation Consultant on 13 DVD Transformers and G.I. Joe boxed sets for Rhino Home Video. He lives near Boston with two cats, and maybe, finally, in another year, will finish uploading his film clips to Inanimate.

Tim also owns Hub Comics, a brick and mortar shop that offers Somerville, MA the finest in single issues, alternative and small-press minicomics, and graphic novels.

Click here to buy some of Tim's own comics from the Inanimate shop.


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