Jeff Weigel

Jeff Weigel is an illustrator and author who lives in Belleville, Illinois. He has written and illustrated multiple childen’s books and graphic novels, including Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley, published by Andrews McMeel, “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 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 was 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, SMASH!, a non-fiction book written by Sara Latta which will explain the science behind the Large Hadron Collider to middle school-aged kids. SMASH! Will be published by Lerner Books in 2016. Jeff is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries across Illinois and the St. Louis area. He has also taught illustration at Webster University, and comics and cartooning at St. Louis’ Center of Creative Arts.