In 1997, Jill's first children's book, THE SCARY GODMOTHER was released to critical acclaim and the film and tv rights were optioned in 1999 by Mainframe Entertainment. Subsequent books in the series include Scary Godmother-The Revenge of Jimmy, Scary Godmother-The Mystery Date and Scary Godmother-The Boo Flu. There are also as series of delightful comicbook tales published by Sirius Entertainment featuring everyone's favorite winged witch. An all ages favorite, these comics and books are enjoyed by both young and old alike and fan's of the Scary Godmother range in age from three to eighty three! Select Scary Godmother stories have been translated into Spanish by La Factoria, into Italian by Kappa Edizione and into German by Ehapa.
Not content to simply sit home and draw, Jill travels the US and beyond meeting fans and speaking about comics, literacy and art.
In September and October of 2001, Chicago theater fans were treated to 26 performances of the stageplay adaptation of Scary Godmother at the Athanaeum Theater. The children's theater production was produced by Runamuck Productions and co-written and overseen by Jill. Fans flew in from as far as Los Angeles and Seattle to see the final weekend's performance and Jill was on hand for Q&A sessions and autographs after the show.
In 1999, Mainframe Entertainment optioned The Scary Godmother for 3D computer animation and the first hour long Scary Godmother Holiday Spooktakular aired on YTV in Canada on October 26, 2003. Jill worked closely with Mainframe and not only co- wrote the television adaptation but also worked as an executive cretive consultant on the project. She supplied watercolor paintings for backgrounds, set designs and character designs as well as consulted on voice casting and musical direction.
Publisher: Sirius Entertainment (October 22, 1997)
Territory: All rights reserved
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