Jim Lawson

(Artist - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; A Walk Through Dinosaurland; The Sordid Land)

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Born and raised in a tiny town in northwestern Connecticut, Jim Lawson always knew that he wanted to become an artist and that he had the somewhat unrealistic goal for himself to make a living drawing pictures.

After he graduated art school, a fortunate series of events came together to allow him a meeting with the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. That was the beginning of Jim’s career in comics, which now has spanned nearly 30 years- 25 of them with Mirage Studios and the Turtles.

Jim’s most recent self-published works include the graphic novel A Walk Through Dinosaurland and the web comic The Sordid Land. Also available this coming spring will be PALEO: The Complete Collection and Jim Lawson’s Dinosaurs Coloring Book- both from Dover Publications.