Jim Lawson (comics)

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson at the 2008 New York Comic Con.
Born (1960-02-19) February 19, 1960
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Artist, Inker, Letterer
Notable works
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Notable collaborations
Peter 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.

In 2013 Lawson used Kickstarter to fund a new project, a graphic novel series called Dragonfly.[3]

Lawson was a participant in the 1988 drafting of the Creators' Bill of Rights.[4]

Personal life

Lawson lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.[3]


  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. 1 2 Lawson, Jim (January 25, 2013 ). "DRAGONFLY: An adventure tale of dinosauric proportions!". Kickstarter.
  4. "The Creator's Bill of Rights". at scottmccloud.com. Retrieved February 19, 2013.

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