Jeff Weigel

Jeff Weigel


Jeff Weigel is an illustrator and author who lives in Belleville, Ill.. He has written and illustrated multiple children’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; SMASH!, a non-fiction graphic novel written by Sara Latta that explains the science behind the Large Hadron Collider and is published by Lerner Books; 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 include more than 50 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 15 years. His work as a writer and illustrator on the character he created, The Sphinx, earned him a 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 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’s Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA).