Jai Nitz is an American comic book writer who has written for DC, Dark Horse, Marvel, Image, Disney, Dynamite, Avatar, and other publishers. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in film studies. He won the prestigious Xeric Foundation grant in 2003 for his self-published anthology, Paper Museum. He won the Bram Stoker Award in 2004 for excellence in illustrated narrative for Heaven's Devils from Image Comics. He co-created El Diablo who will make his big screen debut in DC's Suicide Squad film in August 2016.
He is currently writing El Diablo at DC and Hellina for Avatar. He also works as a professor teaching courses on comic books and film. You can follow him on Twitter (JAINITZ1). He lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his two sons.