James is the second American to be awarded the Storyteller Award by the International Comic Festival.
The Crow graphic novel as sold more than a 1/4 million copies world-wide.
The Crow is the best selling independent black and white graphic novel to date.
James makes regular appearances at comic book conventions.
The first issue of The Crow was published by Caliber Press in February, 1989.
Eric's makeup is based on the Irony theater mask.
Eric Draven, the main character in The Crow, is based on Peter Murphy, from the musical group Bauhaus.
The Crow was published in graphic novel form published by Kitchen Sink Press.
James had provided illustrations for other Crow comics which he did not write.
James worked for a Detroit car body shop while working on The Crow comic book series.
Italian Renaissance sculpture is a source of inspiration for James' drawings.
James has had no formal art training.
James was an orphan and was raised in the foster care system.
James donated the money he made from The Crow film to various charities.
James wished he'd never written The Crow when he learned of Brandon Lee's death.
James admits that writing The Crow did not provide the catharsis he expected it would.
James was living in Berlin, Germany in 1981 when he began writing The Crow.
James joined the Marines after the death of his fiancée.
James made a cameo appearance as a looter in the film adaptation of his comic book series.
James wrote the comic book series entitled The Crow as therapy to deal with the death of his fiancée.
James O'Barr (on how writing The Crow never brought the catharsis he was hoping for): As I drew each page, it made me more self-destructive, if anything. There is pure anger on each page.