Kelly Thompson discovered comics at the age of 16.  It was the perfect blend of her two loves – words and pictures – and it was the beginning of an impressive love affair.  Well, okay, not impressive, but it was definitely something.

Years later Kelly graduated from The Savannah College of Art & Design with a degree in Sequential Art and moved to Los Angeles with the vague idea of seeking her fortune in Storyboarding (having quickly forsaken her beloved comics like a coward for something more lucrative).  In L.A., Kelly discovered Bukowski and began writing more seriously  – poetry, short fiction, comics, and her first novel.

Now living in Manhattan, Kelly is seeking representation for her second novel (and is running a very successful Kickstarter to publisher her first – THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING).

Kelly writes a weekly column called She Has No Head! for CBR’s Comics Should Be Good and runs a comics podcast called 3 Chicks Review Comics.  Kelly also reviews comics for Comic Book Resources and writes about comics (and other things) for Lit Reactor.  Kelly has several other projects in various stages of development and hopes to take over the world quite soon.

In her spare time Kelly works on that whole “world peace thing” and thinks of good reasons not to go to the gym (she is very good at the latter and clearly terrible at the former).

Feel free to contact Kelly directly, especially if you want to give her money or compliments (yay!) at: 1979semifinalist[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Kelly now accepts copies of comics and graphic novels for reviewing purposes on both 1979 Semi-Finalist and CSBG.  Please contact her at 1979semifinalist[at]gmail[dot]com to discuss.

The 1979 Semi-Finalist Blog header includes part of an illustration of Kelly’s character Tessa Battle (and her axe, The Black Dove) from her new novel, and is drawn by Ross Campbell.