Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeff Weigel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Illustrator

Audience: Children;

Born: 1958 in Freeport, Illinois

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Weigel lives in Belleville.

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.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Atomic Ace
ISBN: 1435264711. OCLC Number: 226355086

Paw Prints. .

Atomic Ace and the robot rampage /
ISBN: 080750484X. OCLC Number: 63679909

Albert Whitman and Company,. .

As the son of superhero Atomic Ace, a boy is eager for adventures of his own until a horde of robots descends upon his school and he learns that his powers are not yet strong enough to save even himself.

Every zombie eats somebody sometime :
ISBN: 0062011820. OCLC Number: 643082041

Harper,. .

"From the author of It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies! comes a collection of classic love songs, zombie style"--

It's beginning to look a lot like zombies! :
ISBN: 9780061956430. OCLC Number: 351316424

Harper,. .

... In celebration of this merry macabre season, we present a peerless compendium of more than two dozen of the most soul-stirring, brain-boiling carols composed specifically for the decomposing. Holiday favorites such as 'I saw mommy chewing santa claus, ' 'Deck the halls with parts of wally' and 'We three spleens' are guaranteed to lift the spirits of the lumbering, shuffling undead and their temporarily still breathing meals-to-be ...--Back cover.

Jack and Jill went up to kill :
ISBN: 9780062083609. OCLC Number: 773581441

Harper,. .

Mother Goose is doing the undead shuffle!

Jazzy's quest :
ISBN: 9780996720748. OCLC Number: 965550081

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What matters most to you? That's what Jazzy and her new friend Michael need to figure out when faced with some tough decisions. Is what matters most being at the coolest birthday party in town? Is it competing in an amazing Star Wars contest? Or is it helping a friend in need? Join Jazzy on her quest to discover what matters most -- Page [4] cover.

Quantum mechanics /
ISBN: 1941302661. OCLC Number: 1057446967

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Two young alien girls, Rox and Zam, spend their days repairing clunkers in a spaceship junkyard on a faraway asteroid when the captain of a mysterious ship enlists them for repair work but they are soon kidnapped by a band of space pirates.

ISBN: 1512430706. OCLC Number: 981123010

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"Nick and Sophie, two cousins from the United States, visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research and learn about the Large Hadron Collider. Throughout their tour, they chat about the mysteries of particle physics and the building blocks of matter"--

The monster alphabet
ISBN: 9780843169843. OCLC Number: 758098608

Price Stern Sloan,. .

Illustrations and rhyming text introduce the alphabet, from the Abominable Snowman to Zombies.

The secret valley /
ISBN: 1449441831. OCLC Number: 862589576

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Eleven-year-old Alanna and her older brother Hamel are orphans and doing their best to take care of each other until one day Alanna stumbles upon a cave full of dragon eggs. When the eggs hatch with no mother dragon in sight, Alanna decides to take care of the babies herself, even creating a clever costume so that the babies think she, too, is a dragon. With their large appetites and accidental fire burps, Alanna learns that dragon babies are hard work! And when a mama dragon finally comes to claim the babies, Alanna's costume is so convincing that she is swept along for the ride as they journey to Dragon Rock, a mysterious magnetic force that draws dragons of all shapes and sizes to a magical, untouched valley.

The Sphinx
ISBN: 9781490316826. OCLC Number: 1085908576

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Who is The Sphinx? Adventurer? Entrepreneur? Mankind's Saviour? That's been the question on everyone's mind since Peter Chefren appeared out of nowhere and saved countless lives with his daring spirit and almost magical technology... But who exactly is the mysterious SPHINX?

Thunder from the sea :
ISBN: 0399250891. OCLC Number: 457151672

G.P. Putnam's Sons,. .

Jack Hoyton is only twelve years old in 1805 when he enlists in the Royal Navy and is assigned to the HMS Defender. He learns about discipline and danger, and when the ship is betrayed by a spy, it is up to Jack to let the crew know that the Defender is headed into a trap! This graphic novel has sidebars on most pages, explaining historical aspects of the story.