Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


LAist Interview: Jim Pascoe

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

Jim Pascoe is an author, independent publisher, and man of style. Jim and his writing partner Tom Fassbender run the crime-fiction publishing house called UglyTown. As explained in the LA Weekly's recent Literary Supplement section on local independent publishers, Jim and Tom invented the company on a lark by printing up business cards for a non-existent novel, called "By the Balls, a Bowling Alley Murder Mystery" under the pen name Dashiell Loveless, as marketing collateral while hustling for freelance writing gigs. They enjoyed the ruse so well that they decided to actually write, publish and distribute the novel and have gone on to publish more than a dozen books by other authors.

The duo subsequently collaborated on a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" comic book adaptation and Jim continues to write for various kid TV projects. He's written several book adaptation of the "Kim Possible" TV series. His latest Kim installment, "Kim Possible: Badical Battles," a choose-your-own-adventure-style book will be released in early August.

Age and Occupation:

Support for LAist comes from

I'm only 5 in dog years. The tricks I know are writing, producing, and publishing.

How long have you lived in Los Angeles, and which neighborhood do you live in?

I've lived in L.A. for almost ten years, first in lovely Silver Lake, now in the mysterious hills east of downtown.