Jill Thompson is the most well-known, female comicbook artist working in the comics industry today. She graduated in 1987 from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and has been working non-stop as a cartoonist and illustrator ever since. She has risen to the top of the male-dominated field and has garnered acclaim for her work on WONDER WOMAN, SWAMP THING, BLACK ORCHID and the award winning title SANDMAN with Neil Gaiman. She has co-created and illustrated the dark-satire FINALS in 1999 and recently finished writing and illustrating a 192 page manga style book for DC COMICS called AT DEATH'S DOOR.

She has illustated books for nearly every comic book publisher in the United States. (see list)

In 1997, Jill's first children's book, THE SCARY GODMOTHER was released to critical acclaim and the film and tv rights were optioned in 1999 by Mainframe Entertainment. Subsequent books in the series include Scary Godmother-The Revenge of Jimmy, Scary Godmother-The Mystery Date and Scary Godmother-The Boo Flu. There are also as series of delightful comicbook tales published by Sirius Entertainment featuring everyone's favorite winged witch. An all ages favorite, these comics and books are enjoyed by both young and old alike and fan's of the Scary Godmother range in age from three to eighty three! Select Scary Godmother stories have been translated into Spanish by La Factoria, into Italian by Kappa Edizione and into German by Ehapa.

Not content to simply sit home and draw, Jill travels the US and beyond meeting fans and speaking about comics, literacy and art.

In September and October of 2001, Chicago theater fans were treated to 26 performances of the stageplay adaptation of Scary Godmother at the Athanaeum Theater. The children's theater production was produced by Runamuck Productions and co-written and overseen by Jill. Fans flew in from as far as Los Angeles and Seattle to see the final weekend's performance and Jill was on hand for Q&A sessions and autographs after the show.

In 1999, Mainframe Entertainment optioned The Scary Godmother for 3d computer animation and the first hour long Scary Godmother Holiday Spooktakular will air on YTV in Canada on October 26, 2003. Jill worked closely with Mainframe and not only co- wrote the television adaptation but also worked as an executive cretive consultant on the project. She supplied watercolor paintings for backgrounds, set designs and character designs as well as consulted on voice casting and musical direction.

Jill enjoys working with other writers and artists from time to time and most recently has collaborated with former wrestler turned author Mick Foley and illustrated MICK FOLEY'S HALLOWEEN HIJINX which debuted at number seven on the NY Times children's book best seller's list.




Comico
The Elementals (artist 1987)
Fathom (artist 1987)

First Comics
Classics Illustrated-The Scarlet Letter (artist 1989)

DC Comics
Wonder Woman (artist 1990-91)
Sandman (artist 1991-93)
Black Orchid (artist 1993)
The Invisibles (artist 1993, 1995,1997)
Swamp Thing (artist 1994)
Books Of Magic (artist1996)
Seekers into the Mystery artist1996)
Finals (creator/artist 1999)
The Little Endless Storybook (writer/artist 2001)
Death: At Death's Door (writer/artist 2002-2003)

Marvel Comics
Spiderman: Shadows and Light (artist)
X-Men Unlimited-Dazzler :Beyond the Music (artist)

Topps
The X-Files: Afterflight (artist)

Dark Horse Comics
The Badger: Shattered Mirror (artist)
Stray (in the Haunted Anthology)(artist)

Sirius Entertainment
Scary Godmother books (all creator/writer/illustrator)
  The Scary Godmother (1997)
  The Revenge of Jimmy (1998)
  The Mystery Date (1999)
  The Boo Flu (2000)

Scary Godmother Comics
Scary Godmother: My Bloody Valentine (1998)
Scary Godmother Holiday Spooktakular (1998)
Scary Godmother Activity book (2000)

 mini-series
Scary Godmother- Wild About Harry (2000)
Scary Godmother-Ghoul's Out for Summer ( 2000-2001)

Bongo Comics
Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror (writer 2000)
Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror (artist 2002)

Caliber Comics
The Bandyman (artist 1999)



Other Children's Books
MICK FOLEY'S HALLOWEEN HIJINX
Harper Collins

stageplay
adaptation/ co-writer, art director, set designer
SCARY GODMOTHER
2001 at the Athanaeum Theatre in Chicago
with Runamuck Productions

animation
writer, editor, art director, executive creative director
SCARY GODMOTHER HOLIDAY SPOOKTAKULAR
Mainframe Entertainment



2000
best humor publication
writer
Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror
WILL EISNER comics industry award

2001
best painter
SCARY GODMOTHER- THE BOO FLU
WILL EISNER comics industry award

2001
best title for a younger audience
SCARY GODMOTHER- THE BOO FLU
WILL EISNER comics industry award

Lulu of the Year
1999
for Scary Godmother

award nominations
WILL EISNER comic industry awards
1993
best story Brief Lives/Sandman

1998
best graphic design/Scary Godmother
best publication design/Scary Godmother
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition


the Squiddies
1997,1998,2000
for Scary Godmother My Bloody Valentine, Holiday Spooktakular and Wild About Harry



Willowbrook Elementary School
Literacy Week
Willoughby, Ohio 1991

GoodGoddess Arts Festival
March 2000
Abingdon, Va

Abingdon Public Library
Women's History Month
March 2000
Abingdon, Va

Sullens Academy
Elementary School
Bristol,VA

Mayor Daley's KidStart: Book Club Conference
Chicago, Illinois
April 2001


MEDIA APPEARANCES
RADIO/TV (partial list)

"Women on Air"
WETS-FM89.5
Johnson City, TN
2000

BBCRadio
Interview
London
1993

Chicago NBC 5 Morning News
1995

Chicago Fox 32
Fox Thing in the Morning
Coffee with...segment
1996

Spanish Television Interview
(interviewed about being the first female cartoonist to have her work translated into Spanish)
Aviles, Asturia, Spain
2000

"ManCow's Morning Madhouse"
105.9 WCKG Chicago, Illinois
Mick Foley's Halloween Hijinx
October 2000

San Fransisco NBC affiliate
local interest
publicity for WonderCon 2003

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE October 2001
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES October 2001

READER (Chicago) OCTOBER 2001
NEW CITY (Chicago)OCTOBER 2000

CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER 1997
CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER SUNDAY MAGAZINE cover story 1991

The DAILY HERALD 2000
HONOLULU STAR BULLETIN 2001

THE FOREST PARK REVIEW 1992

Jill has appeared at bookstores, comic shops and conventions in the U.S.A and around the world She enjoys meeting fans and sketching for them. This is a partial list of her past appearances. (not in alphabetical order)

CONVENTIONS
Wizard World/Chicago
1993-2003

SanDiego Comicon International
1990-2003
2000 Guest of Honor
70,000 attendees per weekend
The biggest convention in North America

Mid-Ohio Con
Cleveland, Ohio
1991
Columbus, Ohio
1993,1995,1998,1999, 2002

DragonCon
Atlanta, GA
1993

UK Comic Art Convention
London, England
1993

Jornadas del Comic Festival
Avilas, Asturia, Spain
September 9-14
2000

Big Apple Con, NYC
2001

PittsburgComicon
April 2001

World Horror Convention
Guest of Honor
April 2002

Toronto Comicon
1991,1995

Wonder Con
April 2003
SanFranciso, California
Oakland, California 1998

Alternative Press Expo
Oakland California
April 1998

HeroesCon
Charlotte, NC
July,1999

Comic Festival
Montreal, Quebec
1995

KansasCity ComicCon
October 1998
Kansas City, MO

STORE APPEARANCES

Grackleflint Comics
1991, 1993
Dover, Ohio

Shifty Lizard Comics
1992
La Grange, Illinois
Western Springs, Illinois

Cosmic Comics
1992
Lincoln, Nebraska

Comics Experience
April 1993
San Francisco

Lee's Comics in Palo Alto
April 1993
Palo Alto, CA

Comic Relief
San Francisco, CA and Berkley, CA
April 1993

Dr. Comics and Mr. Games
Oakland, CA
1993

Oxford Comics
1993
Atlanta, GA

Titan Comics and Games
1993
Atlanta, GA

Visions
Montgomery, Alabama
1993
New Dimensions
Cranberry, PA
1993

Golden Age Collectibles
February 1994
Seattle, WA

Alternate Realities
February 1998
Las Vegas, NV

Shining Knight
1997,2000
Toronto, Canada

Classic Comics
April 1999
Melbourne, Australia

Atomic Comics
December 2000
Scottsdale, Az

GrahamCrackers Comics
GlenEllyn, Illinois
1998

ChicagoComics
1995,1998,2000
Chicago, Illinois

Border's Bookstore
Oak Park, Illinois
October 2000

Waldenbooks
St. Louis, MO
October 2001

Wal-Mart
Columbia, MO
October 2001

Mac's 'backs and More
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
November 1998