"It has been my great pleasure over the past decade to witness the evolution of Jill Thompson, from neophyte cartoonist on the comics-scene periphery to mainstream journeyman superhero artist to visual stylist in full possession of her own graphic "voice". The "Scary Godmother" stories are the fruition of her journey but not, I'm sure, it's final destination and I eagerly await, both as fan and fellow artist, the next decades work. Also, these stories are a heckuva lotta fun to read."
Told in often-rhyming prose and word balloons on vibrant pages that balance a visually lavish picture book aesthetic with sequential-art page composition, the stories burst with complex color tones and creepy cartoon figures... With a sense of weird, Seussian fun, Thompson casts Halloween monsters as the most inviting group of playmates ever, and young readers will want to visit them again and again. This book deserves a prime place in every graphic novel collection.
Jill Thompson, a graduate of the American Academy of Art in downtown Chicago, has spent all of her adult life and most of her youth drawing comics, having worked as a professional in the field since the ripe old age of 15. Over the years she has garnered critical acclaim on titles such as The Sandman, Swamp Thing and Wonder Woman. She still lives and works in Chicago, where she is currently developing new Scary Godmother stories.