Jeff Butler has been a professional artist for over 40 years. Jeff broke into the comic book field in the early ‘80s, helping writer Mike Baron create The Badger for Capital Comics. He spent 5 years in the world-famous art department of TSR, Inc., the creators of Dungeons&Dragons. At TSR, he illustrated many D&D and DragonLance game products and was also the primary artist for the Marvel Superheroes Role Playing Game.
Jeff returned to comics in 1989, helping writer Ron Fortier resurrect The Green Hornet. Jeff would go on to illustrate other comics: The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Hercules and Xena, Charles Barkley vs. Godzilla, Jason vs. Leatherface, to name a few. Jeff’s comic art career was highlighted in an episode of Wisconsin Public Television’s Wisconsin Life program. His art has been featured nationally in TV Guide and The Children’s Television Workshop magazines, Universal Studios Licensing, as well as in numerous posters, puzzles, and coloring books.
Jeff also worked for 14 years in the video game industry as a 2D and 3D character designer and concept artist for Activision. He was the Lead Character Artist for X-Men Legends I & II and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. In all, he contributed character and concept art to 12 AAA video games.
Jeff currently teaches Illustration and Making Comics with renown cartoonist and educator Lynda Barry at his alma-mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also teaches drawing in the Graphic Design and Illustration Program at Madison College.
Jeff and his wife Jennifer live near their hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. You can see more of Jeff’s art at: www.jeff-butler.com and on Instagram @jeffbutlerart