Jill Thompson is an American comic book illustrator and creator and graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She has been professionally illustrating comic books the majority of her life. She would not have it any other way. She has illustrated comic books and graphic novels for Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Harper Collins, Marvel Comics, Sirius Entertainment, Vertigo Comics. She has collaborated with George Perez on Wonder Woman, Neil Gaiman on Sandman, Grant Morrison on The Invisibles, Will Pfeifer on Finals, Evan Dorkin on Beasts of Burden and WWE Wrestling Legend Mick Foley on Halloween Hijinx and Tales from Wrescal Lane.
She is best known for her own creations THE SCARY GODMOTHER and MAGIC TRIXIE! Some of the other works she has written and Illustrated include The Little Endless Storybook, Deliriums Party, 2003s best selling manga style book- Death: At Deaths Door and The Dead Boy Detectives.
Many of her comics have been translated into German, French, Portugese, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Danish and Korean language editions.
Jill is a multiple Eisner Award winning illustrator and was awarded the 2011 Reuben Award for Best Comic Book Artist for Beasts of Burden.
In 2001 Jill collaborated with Runamuck Productions to bring her creation The Scary Godmother to the stage for a successful run of 26 performances at the Athanaeum Theater. Working to create childrens theater was a richly rewarding experience that found Jill lending her skills in adapting and co-writing the play as well as working as art director and set designer on the production.
The Scary Godmother was adapted for television by Mainframe Entertainment as two holiday specials, The Scary Godmother Holiday Spooktakular and Scary Godmother-The Revenge of Jimmy. Jill spent her time juggling duties as co-writer, editor, art director, background painter, prop and character designer, executive creative director, creative consultation, and executive producer over the course of both productions. She found it incredibly rewarding to work so closely with the director and the animation team to bring her creation to television life!
Jill spends her non comic book creating hours trying to be more organized, cooking delicious things, making jewelry, riding her bike, training at Forteza Fitness, gardening, travelling to conventions and book signings, watching wrestling and designing wrestling gear for WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan.
Date of Birth:
November 20, 1966
Website: http://www.jillthompsoncreations.comBlog: http://jillthompson.blogspot.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/theJillThompson Favorite Creators:
Jill Thompson is a favorite creator of 10 usersAwards:
- 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer/Artist Team: ("Brief Lives," in Sandman #41-49 (DC Comics) - with Neil Gaiman)
- 1998 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: (for Scary Godmother [Sirius])
- 2000 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: (Scary Godmother: The Mystery Date (Sirius))
- 2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: (Scary Godmother: The Boo Flu (Sirius))
- 2004 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: ("Stray," in The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings (Dark Horse))
- 2007 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: ("A Dog and His Boy" in The Dark Horse Book of Monsters; "Love Triangle" in Sexy Chix (Dark Horse);"Fair Division," in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (DC Comics/Vertigo))
- 2009 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: (Magic Trixie, Magic Trixie Sleeps Over (HarperCollins Childrens Books))
- 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: (for Beasts of Burden [Dark Horse]; Magic Trixie and the Dragon [HarperCollins])
Married to Brian Azzarello.
The Absolute Death (2009)
Action Girl Comics (1994)
Aesop's Desecrated Morals (1993)
#1 All-New X-Men (2013)
The Annotated Sandman (2011)
Archie: 50 Times An American Icon (2011)
The Art of Matt Wagner's Grendel (2007)
- 'Classics Desecrated Special Vol. 2 #1'
HC The Art of Neil Gaiman (2014)
- 'The Art of Matt Wagner's Grendel'
HC Bad Doings and Big Ideas: A Bill Willingham Deluxe Edition (2011)
- 'The Art of Neil Gaiman'
HC Badger Goes Berserk! (1989)
- 'Bad Doings & Big Ideas: A Bill Willingham Deluxe Edition'
#1 Badger: Shattered Mirror (1994)
The Bandy Man (1996)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
- 'Badger Goes Berserk'#2
- 'Ain't I'm a Dog'#3
- 'Skin I'm In'#4
- 'All Together Now'
#44 Batman/Superman Sonderband (2009)
Beasts of Burden (2009)
- 'Knights Passed Part Two: Body of Evidence'
#1 Beasts of Burden (2010)
Beasts of Burden: Hunters & Gatherers (2014)
Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch (2012)
The Best American Comics (2006)
Bizarro Comics (2001)
Black Orchid (1993)
- 'The Gathering Storm'#2
- 'Something Whiskered This Way Comes'#4
- 'Grave Happenings'
#1 The Books of Magic (1994)
The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual (2010)
Challengers of the Unknown (1997)
- 'Sightings'#1 (Platinum Edition)
- 'The Tainted Zone'#4
- 'Acts of Faith'#5
- 'The Mind Fields, Part 1'#6
- 'The God in the Cage'
#10 The Chronicles of Corum (1987)
- 'Broken Spirits'#13
- 'The Keening'
#12 Classics Illustrated (1990)
- 'The Conjunction of the Million Spheres'
#6 Classics Illustrated (2007)
Comics Code Illustrated (1997)
Corum: The Bull and the Spear (1989)
- 'Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter'
#1 Creator-Owned Heroes (2012)
The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings (2003)
- 'The Past through Tomorrow'#2
- 'An Enchantment of Fatal Beauty'#3
- 'The Spear Bryionak'#4
- 'The Blood Harvesting'
OGN HC The Dark Horse Book of Monsters (2006)
- 'The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings'
OGN HC The Dark Horse Book of the Dead (2005)
- 'The Dark Horse Book of Monsters'
OGN HC The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft (2004)
- 'The Dark Horse Book of the Dead'
OGN HC Dark Horse Presents (2011)
Dawn: Dreams of Dawn (1999)
DC Comics Covergirls (2007)
- 'The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft'
HC The Dead Boy Detectives (2005)
A Death Gallery (1994)
Death: At Death's Door (2003)
- 'DC Comics Covergirls'
OGN SC Delirium's Party: A Little Endless Storybook (2011)
The Dreaming (1996)
- 'Death: At Death's Door'
#13 Elementals (1984)
- 'Coyote's Kiss, Part One'#14
- 'Coyote's Kiss, Part Two'
#13 The Endless Gallery (1995)
- 'Ice Age'#20
- 'The Reptile and I'#23
- 'Mad Gods And Englishmen'#24
- 'The Shining Path'#25
- 'Devil's Night'#27
- 'My Little Runaway'#28
- 'Wasted and Contaminated'#29
- 'Wasted and Contaminated II'
#1 Fables (2002)
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (2006)
- 'The Endless Gallery'
#1 For Unlawful Comic Knowledge (2007)
Fractured Fables (2010)
Girl Comics (2010)
- 'Back to School'#2
- 'Hell Week'#4
- 'Pomp & Circumstance Beyond Our Control'
HC Goosebumps (2006)
The Graveyard Book: Graphic Novel (2014)
Grendel Omnibus (2012)
Grendel: Red, White, & Black (2002)
- 'Girl Comics'#2
- 'Good To Be Lucky'
#32 Guest of Honor-Neil Gaiman (1993)
Hellblazer Special (1993)
Hellboy: Weird Tales (2003)
Hellboy/Beasts of Burden: Sacrifice (2010)
House of Mystery (2008)
- 'Strange Bedfellows'
TPB vol. 01 Invisibles Monster Edition (2008)
- 'Room and Boredom'#2
- '"...I Was Wondering When I'd Hear From You"'
#1 The Invisibles (1994)
The Invisibles (1999)
The Invisibles: The Deluxe Edition (2014)
Jingle Belle (1999)
- 'Revolution Gefällig?'#2
- 'Ordnung & Entropie'
#1 Jingle Belle: Jubilee (2001)
Jingle Belle: Naughty & Nice (2000)
Jingle Belle's Cool Yule (2002)
Jonny Quest Special (1988)
- 'Miserable on 34th Street'
#1 Kabuki: Images (1998)
A Little Book Of Art (2011)
The Little Endless Storybook (2001)
Little Nemo: Dream another Dream (2014)
Looney Tunes (1994)
The Lost (1997)
- 'Three Trapped Tigers'
#3 Magic Trixie (2008)
Mick Foley's Halloween Hijinx (2001)
- 'The Children are Taken'
OGN HC Minimum Wage (Vol 2) (1995)
Motor City Comic Con Program (1989)
MySpace Dark Horse Presents (2007)
Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' A Fall of Stardust (1999)
The Nocturnals (1995)
Nocturnals: Archives (2007)
Nocturnals: Troll Bridge (2000)
The Nocturnals: Unhallowed Eve (2002)
Once Upon a Time Machine (2012)
- 'Mick Foley's Halloween Hijinx'
OGN SC Origins of Marvel Comics (2010)
Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men (2010)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man [GER] (2001)
- 'Once Upon a Time Machine'
#35 Previews (1988)
The Quotable Sandman (2000)
The Sandman Companion (1999)
The Sandman (1989)
- 'Der typische Montagsirrsinn'
Absolute Edition vol. 03HC vol. 06 The Sandman: King of Dreams (2003)
- 'Fables and Reflections'HC vol. 06 (2nd edition)
- 'Fables and Reflections'HC vol. 07
- 'Brief Lives'HC vol. 07 (2nd edition)
- 'Brief Lives'Recolored Edition TPB vol. 07
- 'Brief Lives'The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2The Sandman Slipcase SetTPB vol. 06 (10th Printing)
- 'Fables and Reflections'TPB vol. 06 (3rd edition)
- 'Fables and Reflections'TPB vol. 06 (7th Printing)
- 'Fables and Reflections'TPB vol. 06 (9th Printing)
- 'Fables and Reflections'TPB vol. 07
- 'Brief Lives'TPB vol. 07 (3rd edition)
- 'Brief Lives'TPB vol. 07 (5th Printing)
- 'Brief Lives'TPB vol. 07 (9th Printing)
- 'Brief Lives'TPB vol. 07 (Eighth Printing)
- 'Brief Lives'TPB vol. 07 (Sixth Printing)
- 'Brief Lives'#40
- 'The Parliament of Rooks'#41
- 'Blossom For A Lady - Rain In The Doorway - Not Her Sister-Want/Not Want - The View From The Backs Of Mirrors - Journal Of The Plague Year - "The Number You Have Dialed..."'#42
- 'Two: It Always Rains on the Unloved-Wet Dreams-A Fishing Expedition-She Kisses Wyverns (The Disneyland Analogy)-Dinner Etiquette and Chocolate Lovers-Desire Swears by the First Circle-"Things are Changing"-What Can Possibly Go Wrong?'#43
- 'The People Who Remember Atlantis-Concerning Mammoths, and Falling Walls-Who Controls Transportation?-Bored, She Makes Little Frogs-Truth or Consequences, and Other Places-Ancestral Voices Prophesying-The Dogs of Art-"When I Dream, Sometimes I Remember How'#44
- 'Four: The Other Side of the Sky-A Bear and His Shadow-Departed Secrets-"Twinkle's A Nice Word. So's Viridian."-Three Keys-A Treatise On Optics-The Perils of Smoking In Bed?"'#45
- 'Five: The Things We Do To Be Loved-Her Hands Do Not Do To the Moon-The Driving Instructor-Tiffany Watches I-White Knights and/or Pond-Scum-Are Dalmations Flowers?-Nancy Displays Her Erudition-Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am-Tiffany Watches II'#46
- 'Six: Life Isn't Pleasant, Petrified-The Parting of the Ways-The Trouble with Mortals-Dreamings of Meeting or Meetings of Dreaming?-The Trouble with Gods-Mervyn Sets Him Straight-"Have You Got Anything with A Happy Ending?"-Tempus Frangit'#47
- 'Seven: Cooking Considered as One of the Fine Arts-"My Envelope Isn't Any Good Anymore"-Where All Mazes Meet-The Other Side of the Coin-Life as A Glass of Bitter Wine-Cheriies are Counted, and A Bargain is Made-An Unlikely Growth'#48
- 'Eight: Journey's End-Brains, A Heart, A Ride in A Balloon-Dinner-Something New-The Illusion of Permanence-A Wreath of Bright Stars-Echoes of Darkness-Up.Out'#49
- 'Nine: Farewells-Answered Prayers-The Flowers of Romance-Journey's End-The Gates of Horn-Things Unlooked For-Brief Lives'
HC Scalped (2007)
Scary Godmother (1997)
Scary Godmother (2002)
Scary Godmother (2010)
Scary Godmother and Friends (1997)
- 'The Sandman: King of Dreams'
Ashcan Scary Godmother Comic Book Stories (2011)
- '...and Friends Ashcan'
TPB Scary Godmother: The Boo Flu (2000)
Scary Godmother: The Mystery Date (1999)
Scary Godmother: Activity Book (2000)
Scary Godmother: Bloody Valentine (1998)
- 'Scary Godmother Comic Book Stories'
#1 Scary Godmother: Ghouls Out For Summer (2001)
Scary Godmother: Holiday Spooktakular (1998)
Scary Godmother: Spooktakular Stories (2004)
- 'My Bloody Valentine'
TPB Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy (1998)
- 'Scary Godmother: Spooktakular Stories'
OGN HC Scary Godmother: Wild About Harry (2000)
Seekers Into the Mystery (1996)
- 'The Revenge of Jimmy'
#11 Sexy Chix (2006)
The Shade (2011)
Shadows & Light (1998)
Sirius Gallery (1999)
The Song of Mykal (2001)
- 'God's Shadow, Chapter 1: The Cloud'#12
- 'God's Shadow, Chapter 2: Babbling in Ishtik'#13
- 'God's Shadow, Chapter 3: The Veil of Illusion'#14
- 'God's Shadow, Chapter 4: Without Him'
#1 Speed Racer (1987)
- 'Atlantis Fantasyworld's 25th Anniversary Comic'
#3 Spider-Man Family Featuring Spider-Clan (2007)
Strip AIDS U.S.A. (1988)
Swamp Thing (1985)
Tales from Wrescal Lane (2004)
- 'Caught in the Act!'#5
- 'Dead Heat'#6
- 'Hollywood Challenge'#7
- 'The Captain of Atlantis'
OGN HC Transmetropolitan (1997)
Treehouse of Horror (1995)
Trilogy Tour II (1998)
The Unexpected (2011)
The Unexpected (2013)
Vertigo Preview (1992)
Vertigo Rave (1994)
Vertigo Resurrected: Finals (2011)
Vertigo Secret Files and Origins: Swamp Thing (2000)
Vertigo Visions: Artwork from the Cutting Edge of Comics (2000)
- 'Tales from Wrescal Lane'
HC Vertigo X Anniversary (2003)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
- 'Vertigo Visions: Artwork from the Cutting Edge of Comics'
#1 Wonder Woman (1987)
- 'Amanda Waller To Wotan'#3
- 'Alfred Pennyworth To Spider-Girl'#13
- 'Arkham Asylum To Star Sapphire'
#45 Wonder Woman Gallery (1996)
Wonder Woman Secret Files (1998)
Wonder Woman Special (1992)
- 'Chalk Drawings'#47
- 'Common Ground'#48
- 'Fang And Claw'#50
- 'Embrace the Coming Dawn'#51
- 'Speeding Image'#53
- 'Welcome To My Nightmare'#54
- 'Mind Games'#55
- 'Psycho Path'#57
- 'The Fugitive Kind'#58
- 'Atlas Shrugged'#59
- 'Tales from the Front Lines'#61
- 'To Avenge an Amazon'#62
- 'Pages Turned'#63
- 'Operation: Cheetah Part Two'#64
- 'The Heart of the City'#120
- 'Time Out of Mind'
#1 The X-Files: AfterFlight (1997)
X-Men Unlimited (1993)
- 'Operation: Cheetah Part One'