Jill Thompson

Jill Thompson
Jill Thompson (© Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons)


Jill Thompson is an award-winning American comic book writer and illustrator known for her original creations with hand illustrated and painted scenes such as Magic Trixie and The Scary Godmother, as well as illustrative work on Wonder Woman comics and Sandman graphic novels. A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Jill has illustrated comic books and graphic novels for Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Harper Collins, Marvel Comics, Sirius Entertainment, and Vertigo Comics. She 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.

In 2001 her work Scary Godmother was staged for a successful run of 26 performances at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago with Runamuck Productions and was later adapted for television by Mainframe Entertainment as two holiday specials on The Cartoon Network.  Jill has won multiple Eisner Awards, including “Best Painter” in 2001 for Scary Godmother and “Best Painter/Multimedia Artist” in 2004 for her work onThe Dark Horse Book of Hauntings.  She also won “Lulu of the Year” in 1999, and in 2011 the National Cartoonist Society named her “Best Comic Book Artist” for her work Beasts of Burden.

Jill teaches at the International School of Comics in Chicago and is now designing toys based on the Scary Godmother series.