Kelly Thompson

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Kelly Thompson
Occupation author
Years active 2012–present

Kelly Thompson is an American writer of novels and comic books. She is best known for the Jem and the Holograms comic she created with artist Sophie Campbell, a modern reimagining of the 1980s cartoon of the same name. Her other works include A-Force, Heart in a Box, The Girl Who Would Be King, and Storykiller, among others.


What is life but laughing and crying? It's what we got [...] I want to lighten things up with jokes because I want to make you laugh and then I want to break your heart and then I want to make you laugh again.

Kelly Thompson, 2016 interview with Vox[1]

Thompson stated she had "been writing in some way shape or form for about as long as [she] can remember."[2] Thompson graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Sequential Art.[3] In January 2018, Marvel Comics announced it had signed Thompson to an exclusive contract.[4] Starting July, 2018, Thompson took over Alias from Brian Michael Bendis.[5]


For her work on Hawkeye, Thompson was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series in 2018.[6]




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  1. ^ Kelly Thompson (7 June 2016). "Kelly Thompson is one of the best new talents in comic books". Vox (Interview). Interviewed by Alex Abad-Santos. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Kelly Thompson (18 July 2012). "Women in comics interview: Kelly Thompson" (Interview). Interviewed by Tali Adina. Talking Comic Books. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "About Kelly Thompson". Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  4. ^ Markus, Tucker Chet (19 January 2018). "Marvel announces exclusive agreement with Kelly Thompson" (Press release). Marvel Comics. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "Bendis Asked Kelly Thompson to Take Over Jessica Jones Before He Left Marvel". CBR. 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2018-07-21. 
  6. ^ "2018 Eisner Awards Nominations". Comic-Con International. Retrieved 10 July 2018.