Jeff Weigel

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General Information

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Name: Jeff Weigel

Pen Name: None

Genre: Illustrator

Born: 1958 in Freeport, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Weigel lives in Belleville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeff Weigel has been a graphic designer for many years. His career began at Warner Books and Warner Publisher Services in New York City, designing promotional materials for books and magazines as diverse as Mad and Playboy, novelizations of major motion pictures and national best sellers. For over ten years, he contributed as both a writer and an artist to Big Bang Comics published by Image Comics.

Weigel also wrote and illustrated Stop Math, an interactive storybook app for iPad. With exciting, engaging artwork, lively narration from a kid’s point of view, and playful, interactive animation, Stop Math introduces kids to concepts like Arabic numbers, Roman numerals, relativity theory and gravitational attraction—all explained with fun and easy-to-understand interactive diagrams. Young readers also use simple math themselves, helping the characters navigate their trip through time with the amazing Chronoport Calculator.

A designer and creative director in St. Louis, Missouri for more than 20 years, Weigle worked on a wide variety of design projects such as product packaging, annual reports, national and local print advertising, and corporate identity. Jeff is now a freelance designer and illustrator. His work has earned him many awards over the years.

Published Works

Books written and illustrated by Jeff Weigel:

  • Atomic Ace And the Robot Rampage, Albert Whitman & Co., 2006
  • Atomic Ace (He's Just My Dad), Albert Whitman & Co., 2008
  • Thunder From the Sea: The Adventures of Jack Hoyton and the H.M.S. Defender, Putnam, 2010
  • The Sphinx, CreateSpace, 2013
  • Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2014

Illustrated books written by Michael P. Spradlin:

  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies!: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols, William Morrow, 2009
  • Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime: A Book of Zombie Love Songs, William Morrow, 2010
  • Jack and Jill Went Up to Kill: A Book of Zombie Nursery Rhymes, William Morrow, 2011
  • The Monster Alphabet, Price Stern Sloan, 2012

Illustrated books written by Juliet C. Bond and Carrie Goldman:

  • Jazzy's Quest: What Matters Most, Marcinson Press, 2016

Illustrated books written by Sara Latta:

  • Smash!: Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider, Graphic Universe, 2017

Titles at Your Library

Atomic Ace and the Robot Rampage

ISBN: 080750484X
Release Date: 2006-01-01

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Atomic Ace: (He's Just My Dad)

ISBN: 1435264711
Release Date: 2008-04-25

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Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley

ISBN: 1449441831
Release Date: 2014-06-03

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies!: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols

ISBN: 0061956430
Release Date: 2009-10-27

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Jack and Jill Went Up to Kill: A Book of Zombie Nursery Rhymes

ISBN: 0062083597
Release Date: 2011-10-04

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The Monster Alphabet

ISBN: 0843169842
Release Date: 2012-08-16

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Jazzy's Quest: What Matters Most (Volume 2)

ISBN: 099672074X
Release Date: 2016-09-26

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Smash!: Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider

ISBN: 1512430706
Release Date: 2017-04-01

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Literary Awards

Children's Choice Award 2004 and 2007 Parent's Choice Award 2004

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

The author has many programs for students. They include:

  • Creative Character Design
  • Telling a Story in Pictures
  • How a Book is Written and Illustrated
  • Drawing Figures in Action

See the author's website for additional information about his programs, availability and fees.

External Links

Jeff Weigel on WorldCat


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