Comics artist Jill Thompson | Program Notes

Comics artist Jill Thompson

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Thompson, the artist behind The Sandman, visits Pittsburgh Comics, in McMurray, on Sat., Oct. 23.

Thompson also created Scary Godmother, a popular series of children's and comic books. The series originated in the late '90s and has since spun off into a stage show and two animated TV specials.

Her Pittsburgh visit comes on the heels of Dark Horse Comics' release of a new hardcover Scary Godmother compilation. Copies will be available for signing, and Pittsburgh Comics owner Colin McMahon says Thompson will draw a free sketch inside the hardcover for anyone who pre-purchases one.

Besides doing the art on Neil Gaiman's classic The Sandman, Thompson's credits include The Invisibles, with Grant Morrison, and Wonder Woman, with George Perez.

Her appearance is the first big event at Pittsburgh Comics, McMahon says in a release. The store was launched four years ago, but split from New Dimension Comics just last month.

Thompson's Oct. 23 visit is from 2-5 p.m. (www.pittsburghcomics.com). Pittsburgh Comics is located at 113 E. McMurray Road (724-941-5445). 

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