BroadSword Comics
Type Comic book publisher
Industry Publishing
Founded 1999
Founder(s) Jim Balent
Headquarters , United States
Key people Jim Balent, Holly Golightly
Products Comics

BroadSword Comics is a company formed when in 1999 Jim Balent left mainstream comics to form his own company.



BroadSword publishes Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose (Balent writes and draws this series himself) and reprinted Vampfire, which was created, written and drawn by Balent's wife Holly Golightly (also known as Fauve) who is currently also the colorist on Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose. BroadSword Comics was officially founded in the year of 2000. The comics that BroadSword produces are considered to be a mature comic and are for an audience of at least 18 years of age. [1] BroadSword is most commonly known for its publication of Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose and its use of nudity.[2]


BroadSword also produces new titles like 3 Little Kittens and Holly's School Bites. The comics that this company produces can be found in print or online in a digital library. Along with the comics, BroadSword also sells t-shirts, statues, and toys.[1]


BroadSword Comics has won the various awards that include best independent title, best comic book, and best artist. [1]


The president of BroadSword Comics is Jim Balent. He currently resides in Eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Holly Golightly, and their cat named Brujah. He has worked with the production companies of Marvel, DarkHorse, and DC Comics in the past. His drawings over the years include the following:

  • Batman
  • Vampirella
  • Catwoman
  • Tarot

The Vice President of BroadSword Comics is Jim Balent's wife, Holly Golightly. She grew up in New York City. The institutions that she received her education include Bard for film, Parson's School of Design for storyboarding, graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in acting. She currently resides in Eastern Pennsylvania as well with her husband. Her personal works include the following:

  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  • Cheryl Blossom
  • Josie & the Pussycats
  • Betty & Veronica
  • Cosmo Girl!
  • School Bites
  • Fears & Ears a travel guide for the Goth & Geeky![3]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "About". BroadSword Comics Digital. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  2. "BroadSword Comics". Comic Vine. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  3. "Bios". BroadSword Comics Digital. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 

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