Works

COMIC BOOKS

VAULT (John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction) creator/writer, 2017
When the moon-bound crew of Gaia stumbles across an enormous alien vessel, more technologically advanced than their own, priorities change. The mystery deepens when the crew discovers the name of the vessel along the hull… written in English: Vault. Vault is the first story of John Carpenter’s monthly anthology series Tales of Science Fiction.
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rt by Andres Esparza. Colors by Sergio Mendez. Letters by Janice Chiang. Published by Storm King Productions.

Hammer Down writer, 2016
Now in print! A (finite) weekly webcomic series following the invasion of Earth by an absurd alien species and the misfit “space truckers” who unwittingly find themselves caught in the middle of a power struggle…
Art by Scott Irwin. Letters/Colors by Ben Glibert.

John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloweenight volume II (“So Happy”) creator/writer, 2016
From John Carpenter, the man who brought you the cult classic horror film Halloween and all of the scares beyond comes 12 more twisted tales of terror, tricks, and treats. In volume 2 of the award-winning graphic novel series, Carpenter brings together another stellar ensemble of storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels and comics for a collection of stories that will haunt your dreams at night.
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rt by Axur Eneas. Letters/Colors by Ben Glibert. Published by Storm King Productions.
*Best Anthology (2016) (Ghastly Award)

John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloweenight (“Some Grub”) creator/writer, 2015
From the man who brought you the movie, “Halloween” and all the scares beyond, here comes the ultimate graphic novel anthology of tales to warm your toes by on a dark and stormy night in October.  Carpenter brings together story tellers from the world of movies, novels and comics and in these pages lie tales of graveyards, sunken ships, creepy crawlers and ghosts to haunt your dreams at night.
*Best Anthology of 2015 (Horror New Network)

*Best Anthology (2015) (Ghastly Award)
*Best Horror Comic Book (2015) (The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards)
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rt by Brett Simmons. Letters/Colors by Ben Glibert. Published by Storm King Productions.

REACH (“Gullyfluff”) creator/writer, 2015
A three-part adventure that follows a family line over three different eras as they pursue a mythical treasure. Three distinct stories, each self-contained, yet connected over the centuries to form a single narrative of warning, a cautionary tale of over-zealous pursuit towards that which might better be left untouched.
Art by Mike Vasquez. Letters/Colors by Ben Glibert. Published by Quad Shot.

Play & Aurora Borealis creator/writer, 2014
A one-shot comic featuring two short stories. First, in PLAY, Captain Natala and her squad – Doc and Jaq – face insurmountable odds as they clash with Bear, Fredo the Feared, and their toy army to rescue Lady from certain doom! But then it’s bath time… Then, in AURORA BOREALIS, a scientist fed up with superstition is given an opportunity for a little perspective.
Art by Rich Kuhaupt and Lance Sawyer. Letters/Colors by Ben Glibert.

SAMSARA creator/writer, 2014
A one-shot comic following four characters as they live a single day(?), their narratives flowing into one another. A character examination, focusing on the causes and effects of human interaction.
Art by Scott Irwin. Letters by Ben Glibert.

in Sanity, AZ creator/writer/art director, 2013
A three-issue mini-series revolving around the residents of a small town in the middle of the desert, presented as a horror comic from the perspective of the antagonist as the protagonist.
Co-written by Joe Pezzula, Marcel Losada, and Michael Drace Fountain. Art by Chris Burkheart, Courtney Camacho, Chris Collins, Collin Fogel, Kevin Gemser, Ben Glibert, Joel Gomez, Scott Irwin, Rich Kuhaupt, Vincent Kukua, Frank Luna, John Narcomey, Donald Poquiz, Jorge Sevilla, Brian Soriano, Jed Soriano, Lance Sawyer, Mike Temple, Daniel Touchet, Jesse Toves, and Chris Wood. Letters/Colors by Ben Glibert. Published by Quad Shot.

RUE creator/writer/art director, 2012
A one-shot Western Vengeance book following a character who exacts vengeance on all those responsible for killing her family and burning her town.
Co-written by Joe Pezzula, Marcel Losada, and Michael Drace Fountain. Art by Scott Irwin. Letters/Colors by Ben Glibert. Published by Quad Shot.

MYTHOI creator/writer, Keyleaf Comics, 2009-2012
A Mythological Fantasy book about five characters from various mythologies forced to work together in an effort to protect humanity.
Art by Jed Soriano, Brian Soriano, and Kevin Warwick. Letters by Ben Glibert. Published by Keyleaf Comics.

The Undergrounds creator/ writer, Keyleaf Comics, 2010-2012
A weekly webcomic that ran without pause or break for two years, following Wolfman, Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula and more as they work retail.
Co-written by Joe Pezzula, Michael Drace Fountain, Marcel Losada, DW Johnson, Ryan Darrow, Shannon Forrey,  and Eric Jennings. Art by Daniel Touchet. Published by Keyleaf Comics.

Sim-I creator, Keyleaf Comics, 2010-2012
A Comedy that follows a lab monkey as he tries to escape a laboratory where a mad scientist is performing bizarre experiments on various animals.
Written by Joe Pezzula. Art by Daniel Touchet. Published by Keyleaf Comics.

DUST creator/writer, Keyleaf Comics, 2011-2012
A seven-issue Post-Apocalyptic Western that follows a transient cowboy and naive botanist as they make their way from What-Was-Mexico-City to the Ruins of San Diego.
Art by John Narcomey. Letters by Ben Glibert. Published by Keyleaf Comics.

The Heaven’s creator/writer, Keyleaf Comics, 2011-2012
A twelve-issue Steampunk Fantasy series that follows a prince trying to reclaim his throne after it is usurped by his stepmother. Each issue re-imagines the mythology of the Zodiac.
Art by Turbo Qualls. Letters by Ben Glibert. Published by Keyleaf Comics.

Drace Grey creator/writer, Keyleaf Comics, 2011-2012
A Noir Detective tale that follows a San Diego cop caught in the middle of the Apocalypse as he battles angels, demons, cults and zealots.
Issues #4 and #5 co-written by Michael Drace Fountain. Art by Brian Soriano. Letters by Ben Glibert. Published by Keyleaf Comics.

PROSE

“Sweet Breads” Grimm and Grimmer: Volume Three, writer, 2015
Book synopsis (via Amazon): “Enter these pages and discover familiar characters in unfamiliar dress – sometimes ancient, sometimes modern, but always provocative. From the macabre to the heroic to the foolish, these are fairy stories in a new – and darker – light. In addition, this volume contains an essay that looks at the Brothers Grimm and their cultural milieu, and analyses their continued relevance and popularity for the modern world.”
Published by Fringeworks Ltd.

“Occupation” Blood Type: An Anthology of SF on the Cutting Edge writer, 2013
Book synopsis (via Amazon): “A collection of stories that represent the most cutting edge science fiction-based vampire fiction. Think SF-based vampire fiction like I Am Legend and Necroscope and how they affected the vampire genre when they were first released. Dark Vampire SF that goes where the genre hasn’t before.”
Published by Nightscape Press, LLC.

Chronicles of a Full-Time Father, 2013
A collection of non-fiction tales and musings from James’s first year as a stay-at-home dad with two toddler daughters.
*Best Dad Books for Fathers Day (Babble)
*21 Good Reads For & By Dads (Apartment Therapy)

Macabre Rising, 2012
A Horror anthology collecting six original short stories by James Ninness: Cosplay, Know Jack, Like It Or Not, Self Less, Snipe Hunt, and Stages.

FILMS

Amira (short film) writer I Can Fly Pictures, 2010
A short Musical set in the 1940s that focuses on following one’s dreams. Directed and co-written by Christopher Ninness.
*Winner of the Gold Award at the 2011 Park City Film Music Festival.

CORPORATE

Sr. Copywriter — ymarketing, Newport Beach, CA 2015-present
Marketing Director — Vestiage, Inc., Newport Beach, CA 2014-2015
Marketing Associate — FUTEK, Irvine, CA 2013-2014
Creative Director — Keyleaf Comics, San Diego, CA 2011-2012
VP of Expression — SanBox Inc, San Diego, CA 2008-2011

Web-only resume (no contact info or references) available for download here. Last updated: 09/17/17.