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.