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Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Illustrator

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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