|(Writer/Artist - Thunder From The Sea; Atomic Ace (He’s Just My Dad); Atomic Ace and the Robot Rampage; It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Zombies: A Book Of Zombie Christmas Carols)|
|Jeff Weigel is an illustrator and author who resides in Belleville, Illinois. He has written and illustrated multiple childen’s books and graphic novels, including “Thunder From The Sea,” published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, and “Atomic Ace (He’s Just My Dad”) and “Atomic Ace and the Robot Rampage,” published by Albert Whitman & Company. He illustrated “The Monster Alphabet” by Michael P. Spradlin, from Price Stern Sloan. He also authored, illustrated and designed STOP MATH, an interactive storybook app for iPad. |
Jeff created illustrations for the 2009 New York Times bestseller “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Zombies: A Book Of Zombie Christmas Carols” by Michael P. Spradlin. The follow-up books in this series, “Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime: A Book of Zombie Love Songs,” and “Jack and Jill Went Up to Kill: A Book of Zombie Nursery Rhymes,” each have more than fifty of Jeff’s drawings. All three are published by HarperCollins.
Comics have always been Jeff’s first love, and he has been a regular contributor to Image Comics’ anthology title, Big Bang Comics, for more than fifteen years. His work as a writer and illustrator on the character he created, The Sphinx, earned him a past nomination for the Russ Manning Award For Most Promising Newcomer in the comics industry. The Sphinx’s adventures have been collected into a trade paperback available from Pulp 2.0. Jeff is currently at work on a kid’s graphic novel, Dragon Girl, to be published in June of 2014 by Andrews McMeel.
Jeff is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries across Illinois and the St. Louis area. He also teaches illustration at Webster University, and comics and cartooning at St. Louis’s Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA).