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 15 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.
100% Vertigo: Fables (2007)
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)
Art of DC - Die hohe Kunst der Comic-Cover (2018)
- 'Classics Desecrated Special Vol. 2 #1'
HC The Art of Matt Wagner's Grendel (2007)
- 'Art of DC - Die hohe Kunst der Comic-Cover'
HC The Art of Neil Gaiman (2014)
- 'The Art of Matt Wagner's Grendel'
HC The Art of Painted Comics (2016)
- 'The Art of Neil Gaiman'
HC The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2 (2017)
Baśnie: Z 1001 nocy królewny Śnieżki (2008)
Bad Doings and Big Ideas: A Bill Willingham Deluxe Edition (2011)
- 'The Art of Painted Comics'
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)
Batman/Superman Sonderband (2009)
Beasts of Burden (2009)
- 'Badger Goes Berserk'#2
- 'Ain't I'm a Dog'#3
- 'Skin I'm In'#4
- 'All Together Now'
#1 Beasts of Burden (2010)
Beasts of Burden: Hunters & Gatherers (2014)
Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch (2012)
Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In (2016)
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair (2013)
- 'The Gathering Storm'#2
- 'Something Whiskered This Way Comes'#4
- 'Grave Happenings'
HC The Best American Comics (2006)
Big Bang Comics (1996)
- 'Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair'TPB
- 'Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair'
#27 Bizarro Comics (2001)
Black Orchid (1993)
- 'The History of Big Bang Comics Part 2'
#1 The Books of Magic (1994)
The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual (2010)
A Century of Women Cartoonists (1993)
- 'Sightings'#1 (Platinum Edition)
- 'The Tainted Zone'#4
- 'Acts of Faith'#5
- 'The Mind Fields, Part 1'#6
- 'The God in the Cage'
HC Challengers of the Unknown (1997)
- 'A Century of Women Cartoonists'HC (Signed Hardcover)
- 'A Century of Women Cartoonists'SC
- 'A Century of Women Cartoonists'
#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 Crazy Christmas (2014)
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 DC Comics Variant Covers: The Complete Visual History (2018)
- 'DC Comics Covergirls'
HC DC Miniserie (2012)
- 'DC Comics Variant Covers: The Complete Visual History'
#17 The Dead Boy Detectives (2005)
A Death Gallery (1994)
Death: At Death's Door (2003)
- 'Starman presenta: L'Ombra 2'
OGN SC Death: The Deluxe Edition (2012)
- 'Death: At Death's Door'
HC Delirium's Party: A Little Endless Storybook (2011)
The Dreaming (1996)
- 'Death: The Deluxe Edition'TPB
#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 Finals (1999)
- 'auld lang syne'#2
- 'rapture of the deep'#3
- 'asleep in the deep'
#1 For Unlawful Comic Knowledge (2007)
Fractured Fables (2010)
Future Quest (2016)
Girl Comics (2010)
The Graveyard Book: Graphic Novel (2014)
Grendel Omnibus (2012)
Grendel: Red, White, & Black (2002)
- 'Back to School'#2
- 'Hell Week'#4
- 'Pomp & Circumstance Beyond Our Control'
#32 Guest of Honor-Neil Gaiman (1993)
Hanging Out with the Dream King (2004)
- 'Strange Bedfellows'
SC Harley Quinn (2016)
- 'Conversations with Neil Gaiman And His Collaborators'
#6 Harley Quinn [GER] (2017)
Hellblazer Special (1993)
Hellboy: Opowieści niesamowite (2010)
Hellboy: Weird Tales (2003)
Hellboy/Beasts of Burden: Sacrifice (2010)
House of Mystery (2008)
House of Mystery (2009)
I Vendicatori Presenta Avengers (2012)
Invisibles Monster Edition (2008)
- 'Undercover Punker Part 2: The Skull Bags Big Snag'#6 (Sienkiewicz Variant)
- 'Undercover Punker Part 2: The Skull Bags Big Snag'
#1 The Invisibles (1994)
The Invisibles (1999)
The Invisibles: The Deluxe Edition (2014)
Jim Henson's Labyrinth Artist Tribute (2016)
- 'Revolution Gefällig?'#2
- 'Ordnung & Entropie'
HC Jingle Belle (1999)
- 'Jim Henson's Labyrinth Artist Tribute'
#1 Jingle Belle Jubilee (2001)
Jingle Belle: Naughty & Nice (2000)
Jingle Belle: The Whole Package (2016)
- 'Miserable on 34th Street'
TPB Jingle Belle's Cool Yule (2002)
Jonny Quest Special (1988)
- 'Jingle Belle: The Whole Package'
#1 Kabuki Library Edition (2015)
The Kamandi Challenge (2017)
- 'Three Trapped Tigers'
HC L'Uomo Ragno (1987)
A Little Book Of Art (2011)
The Little Endless Storybook (2001)
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream (2014)
- 'The Kamandi Challenge'#12
HC Lockjaw: Dog Days (2017)
Looney Tunes (1994)
The Lost (1997)
- 'Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream'
#3 Magic Trixie (2008)
Marvel Now!: All-New X-Men (2014)
Mick Foley's Halloween Hijinx (2001)
- 'The Children are Taken'
OGN HC Mighty Thor (2016)
Minimum Wage (vol. 02) (1995)
Motor City Comic Con Program (1989)
MySpace Dark Horse Presents (2007)
Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' A Fall of Stardust (1999)
The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book (2017)
- 'Mick Foley's Halloween Hijinx'
SC The Nocturnals (1995)
- 'The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book'
TPB Nocturnals: Archives (2007)
Nocturnals: Troll Bridge (2000)
Nocturnals: Unhallowed Eve (2002)
- 'Nocturnals: Black Planet'
TPB Once Upon a Time Machine (2012)
Origins of Marvel Comics (2010)
Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men (2010)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man [GER] (2001)
- 'Nocturnals: Unhallowed Eve'
#35 Previews (1988)
The Quotable Sandman (2000)
The Sandman Companion (1999)
The Sandman Gallery Edition (2015)
The Sandman (1989)
- 'Der typische Montagsirrsinn'
Absolute Edition vol. 03 The Sandman: King of Dreams (2003)
- 'The Absolute Sandman Volume Three'HC vol. 06
- '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 (3rd Printing)
- '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 - The Boo Flu (2000)
Scary Godmother - The Mystery Date (1999)
Scary Godmother - The Revenge of Jimmy (1998)
- 'The Sandman: King of Dreams'
OGN HC Scary Godmother and Friends (1997)
- 'The Revenge of Jimmy'
Ashcan Scary Godmother Comic Book Stories (2011)
- '...and Friends Ashcan'
TPB 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: Wild About Harry (2000)
Seekers Into the Mystery (1996)
- 'Scary Godmother: Spooktakular Stories'
TPB Sexy Chix (2006)
The Shade (2011)
Shadows & Light (1998)
Sirius Gallery (1999)
The Song of Mykal (2001)
- 'Seekers into the Mystery: The Complete Collection'#11
- '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'
TPB vol. 01 Spider-Man Family Featuring Spider-Clan (2007)
Strip AIDS U.S.A. (1988)
Swamp Thing (1985)
- 'Speed Racer Volume 1'TPB vol. 02
- 'Speed Racer Volume 2'#3
- 'Caught in the Act!'#5
- 'Dead Heat'#6
- 'Hollywood Challenge'#7
- 'The Captain of Atlantis'
TPB Tales from Wrescal Lane (2004)
- 'Darker Genesis'#159
- 'Swamp Dog'
OGN HC Tome (2013)
Treehouse of Horror (1995)
Trilogy Tour II (1998)
The Unexpected (2011)
The Unexpected (2013)
Vertigo GN: Fables (2008)
- 'Tales from Wrescal Lane'
OGN HC 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)
- '1001 Nuits de Neige'
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'
Omnibus HC vol. 02#45 Wonder Woman (1988)
The Wonder Woman 100 Project (2017)
- '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 2'#64
- 'The Heart of the City'#120
- 'Time Out of Mind'
TPB Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special (2016)
Wonder Woman Gallery (1996)
Wonder Woman Secret Files (1998)
Wonder Woman Special (1992)
- 'The Wonder Woman 100 Project'
#1 Wonder Woman: The True Amazon (2016)
- 'Operation: Cheetah, Part 1'
OGN HC X-Files (1999)
- 'Wonder Woman: The True Amazon'
#37 The X-Files AfterFlight (1997)
X-Men Unlimited (1993)
- 'The Invisibles: Rivoluzione invisibile'