Jim Fern was born and raised in Long Island, New York. He has drawn for several Marvel titles in the 1980s. In 1987, he was an inker on several of the 'Spider-Man' titles, as well as a penciller on one issue of 'Spectacular Spider-Man' and one issue of 'Web of Spider-Man'. He was also a fill-in artist on 'Birds of Prey' (#74) and 'Transformers' (#55), and was additionally present at DC Comics. At CrossGen, he cooperated on several issues of 'Scion'. In the mid-1990s, Fern contributed to 'The Big Book of Grimm', 'The Big Book of Hoaxes', 'The Big Book of Martyrs', 'The Big Book of the Unexplained', 'The Big Book of Thugs' and 'The Big Book of Urban Legends' at Paradox Press. He has also drawn covers for reprints of 2000 AD titles. In addition to his comic book work, Jim was a Walt Disney World artist working for the Disney Design Group.