Jason B. Thompson
Date of Birth: October 13
Hobbies: Reading, tabletop RPGs, walking, mask-making
Favorite Life Forms: Plants, reptiles, fish
Favorite Manga: Riyoko Ikeda, Kazuo Umezu, Rumiko Takahashi, Fumi Yoshinaga, One Piece, Lone Wolf and Cub, any cooking manga, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Favorite Games and RPGs: Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, KULT, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Call of Cthulhu, Maid RPG, Golden Sky Stories, Cosmic Encounter, Robo Rally, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Mysterium, Dixit
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I was born in San Francisco, and I’ve liked horror, science fiction, comic strips and roleplaying games almost from the beginning. In college while studying writing, I discovered two new favorite things: anime/manga (mostly manga) and American small-press comics. In 1996 I was hired as an editor at VIZ Media, where I edited numerous manga, including the first several issues of the American edition of SHONEN JUMP magazine. In 2006 I left VIZ in order to work on Manga: The Complete Guide, the first encyclopedia of manga published in English, and to work for Anime News Network, Otaku USA magazine, WIRED and other publications. In 2010 I moved to Seattle and married my beautiful & brilliant wife, Jumana Al Hashal. In 2014 we moved back to San Francisco.
In the midst of that I’ve drawn and self-published several comics, contributed stories to many anthologies, created a boardgame, and drawn many posters and game illustrations.
My resume is here.