Jill Thompson is an American comic book writer and illustrator, who is best known for her work on 'Sandman'-related titles. She started drawing comics at an early age, and studied at the American Academy of Art. She did her first assignments in the 1980s, contributing to comic books by First Publishing ('Chronicles of Corum', 'Classics Illustrated'), Now Comics ('Speed Racer') and Just Imagine Graphics ('Bananaman'). Yet it wasn't until 1991 that she had her breakthrough after taking over DC's 'Wonder Woman'. She worked on many titles for DC (Vertigo) since then, including the 'Sandman' epic, written by Neil Gaiman, as well as 'The Invisibles', 'Black Orchid' and 'Seekers into the Mystery'.
Thompson has worked on several Sandman-related works, like the manga-styled spin-off 'At Death's Door' in 2003, 'The Little Endless Storybook', and 'The Dead Boys Detectives', a graphic novel starring two minor characters from the 'Season of Mists' storyline. She is also the creator of the comic book series 'Scary Godmother' for Sirius Entertainment, and later Dark Horse. Together with Evan Dorkin, she is the creator of the award-winning paranormal animal comic book series 'Beasts of Burden' for Dark Horse since 2003. In addition, Thompson has been a body model for comic artists like P. Craig Russell and Alex Ross. Outside of comics, she has worked for stage, film and television, done improvisation comedy and has been the dresser of professional wrestler Daniel Bryan.
Beasts of Burden