Jim Lawson (born Feb. 19, 1960; 58 years old) is an American comic book artist best known for his work on the Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series at Mirage Studios, eventually becoming the series' main artist during volume 1. Lawson created the Rat King and Shadow Jones, and also co-created the series Planet Racers with Peter Laird, and is the writer and artist of the black-and-white comic series Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous. For more than 20 years Lawson was the author and artist of TMNT comics, but in 2009, after Peter Laird's surprise sale of TMNT to Viacom, Lawson announced he was leaving Mirage.
Jim Lawson was a participant in the 1988 drafting of the Creator's Bill of Rights.
- Jim Lawson Illustration on Facebook
- Jim Lawson's blog
- Newsarama interview with Jim Lawson
- Expanded bio at Lambiek.net
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