BORN AND RAISED IN A TINY TOWN IN NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT, JIM LAWSON ALWAYS KNEW THAT HE WANTED TO BECOME AN ARTIST AND THAT HE HAD THE SOMEWHAT UNREALISTIC GOAL FOR HIMSELF TO MAKE A LIVING DRAWING PICTURES. AFTER HE GRADUATED ART SCHOOL, A FORTUNATE SERIES OF EVENTS CAME TOGETHER TO ALLOW HIM A MEETING WITH THE CREATORS OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES- KEVIN EASTMAN AND PETER LAIRD. THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF JIM’S CAREER IN COMICS, WHICH NOW HAS SPANNED NEARLY 30 YEARS- 25 OF THEM WITH MIRAGE STUDIOS AND THE TURTLES AS ARTIST AND WRITER INCLUDING CREATION OF THE RAT KING AND SHADOW JONES.

 

JIM’S MOST RECENT SELF-PUBLISHED WORKS INCLUDE THE GRAPHIC NOVEL A WALK THROUGH DINOSAURLAND AND THE WEB COMIC THE SORDID LAND. ALSO AVAILABLE THIS COMING SPRING WILL BE PALEO: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION AND JIM LAWSON’S DINOSAURS COLORING BOOK- BOTH FROM DOVER PUBLICATIONS.