Kelly Thompson

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Kelly Thompson
OccupationAuthor, comic book writer
Years active2012–present
Notable work
All-New Hawkeye
Website1979semifinalist.com

Kelly Thompson is an American writer of novels and comic books. She is best known for the Jem and the Holograms comic with co-creator and 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, Storykiller and among others.

Career[edit]

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 Jessica Jones from Brian Michael Bendis.[5]

Awards[edit]

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

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • The Girl Who Would Be King 368 pages, 2012, ISBN 978-0-9882-6973-6
  • Storykiller 286 pages, 2014, ISBN 978-0-9916-4925-9

Comics[edit]

IDW Publishing[edit]

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Dynamite Comics[edit]

Boom! Studios[edit]

References[edit]

  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". 1979semifinalist.com. 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.