Jim Lawson (comics)

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Jim Lawson
Jim Lawson at the 2008 New York Comic Con
Born (1960-02-19) February 19, 1960 (age 62)
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Artist, Inker, Letterer
Notable works
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
CollaboratorsPeter Laird

Jim Lawson (born February 19, 1960)[1] is an American comic book writer and artist best known for his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Lawson created the Rat King and also co-created the series Planet Racers with Peter Laird. He is also the writer/artist of the black-and white-comic series Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous. For more than 20 years he was a writer and artist of TMNT comics, but in 2009 he announced that he would depart from TMNT[2] following Peter Laird's sale of the property to Viacom.

Lawson graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School.[3]


In 2013 Lawson launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new project, a graphic novel series called Dragonfly.[4]

Lawson was a participant in the 1988 drafting of the Creators' Bill of Rights.[5]

On February 19, 2019, Lawson launched a Kickstarter campaign for his independent graphic novel and trade paperback, Dragonfly and Hellride. The campaign offered a reward for $1500, to the buyer who received the book's property rights.[6]


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson. "Comics Industry Birthdays", Comics Buyer's Guide, June 10, 2005. Accessed January 1, 2011. WebCitation archive.
  2. ^ Lawson, Jim (October 22, 2009) "The Sale of the TMNTs". Boxburning, Blogger.
  3. ^ "Past and Future Meet at HVRHS's 75th Anniversary". The Lakeville Journal. Lakeville, Connecticut: The Lakeville Journal Company. September 25, 2014. p. A9. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  4. ^ Lawson, Jim (January 25, 2013 ). "DRAGONFLY: An adventure tale of dinosauric proportions!". Kickstarter.
  5. ^ "The Creator's Bill of Rights". at scottmccloud.com. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  6. ^ Lawson, Jim (February 2019 ). "Dragonfly and Hellride". Kickstarter.

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