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Jason Thompson is a manga critic, journalist, writer and comics artist.

Thompson was born in San Francisco on October 13, 1974 and lived in Healdsburg for most of his childhood and adolescence. He began drawing and writing in the 1980s. He first became an anime and manga fan in 1991, joining his college's anime club, while studying English and creative writing. Thompson graduated in 1995. In 1996, he became an editor at Viz Media and was briefly the editor for their Game On! USA magazine. In the late 1990s, Thompson self-published some comics, including 1997's The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, which he regards as his 'first real comic'.After Game On! USA concluded, Thompson edited individual series before becoming the first editor of Viz's U.S. edition of Shonen Jump magazine.

He creates his own webcomic, The Stiff (2001 onwards), which he describes as a "manga-influenced romantic comedy" and "a horrendous, gruesome horror story", influenced by indie American comics and Japanese horror manga. It is planned to be 1000 pages long, and was published on Girlamatic between 2003 and 2006 as one of their launch titles.

In 2003, Thompson's comic adaptation of The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath was adapted into a feature-length film that used artwork from Jason Thompson's comic series, as well as original artwork by Thompson. It premiered on October 11, 2003 at the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and was later released on DVD.

As of 2007, Thompson wrote for Otaku USA.

Thompson is the author of The Complete Guide (Del Rey, 2007), which he conceived in 2000. As a appendix to Manga: The Complete Guide, he posts daily reviews of manga on Suvudu.com, beginning in November 2009.

He made a cameo appearance in Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail.

Thompson is the creator of the graphic novel, King of RPGs with Victor Hao, which he describes as a fusion between shonen manga and tabletop roleplaying games. It was released in January 2010. He had previously submitted a pilot of the series to Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga competition, but later decided that he "didn't like the Tokyopop contract" and took the concept to Del Rey, who matched him with artist Victor Hao.

In 2009, Thompson was the artist of The Legend of Bold Riley: The Serpent in the Belly, part of a series written by Leia Weathington. It is available online, and is also planned to be published in print in 2010.

Thompson is currently working on The Strange High House in the Mist, a comic adaptation of the eponymous story by H.P. Lovecraft. Once it is done, Thompson plans to include it along with his earlier Kadath adaptation in a graphic novel.

Thompson also runs the "House of 1000 Manga" section on Anime News Network, where he talks about lesser-known manga that he's discovered around his home.

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Total Books: 32
Wonderful Things A History of Egyptology 3 From 1914 to the Twentyfirst Century
Ephemeral HunterGatherer Archaeological Sites Geophysical Research
2016 - Ephemeral Huntergatherer Archaeological Sites Geophysical Research (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780128044421
ISBN-10: 012804442X
Genre: Science & Math
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SelfDiscipline Workbook Develop Discipline And Achieve Your Life Goals
2016 - Selfdiscipline Workbook Develop Discipline and Achieve Your Life Goals [Self Confidence, Self Control, Willpower, Spartan, Motivation] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781534890374
ISBN-10: 1534890378
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Wonderful Things A History of Egyptology The Golden Age 18811914
Wonderful Things A History of Egyptology from Antiquity to 1879
Sir Gardner Wilkinson and His Circle
2013 - Sir Gardner Wilkinson and His Circle (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780292754843
ISBN-10: 0292754841
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Politics & Social Sciences
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Kunst aus Bchern
2012 - Kunst Aus Bchern (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783258600529
ISBN-10: 325860052X
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King of RPGS 2
2011 - King of Rpgs 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345513601
ISBN-10: 0345513606
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Playing with Books The Art of Upcycling Deconstructing and Reimagining the Book
2010 - Playing with Books the Art of Upcycling Deconstructing and Reimagining the Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781592536009
ISBN-10: 159253600X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Edward William Lane The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist 18011876
King of RPGs 1
2010 - King of Rpgs 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345513595
ISBN-10: 0345513592
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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A History of Egypt From Earliest Times to the Present
2009 - A History of Egypt From Earliest Times to the Present (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307473523
ISBN-10: 030747352X
Genre: History
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Masquerade of Life
2009 - Masquerade of Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781608365708
ISBN-10: 1608365700
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Emotionally Dumb An Introduction to Alexithymia
2009 - Emotionally Dumb an Introduction to Alexithymia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781843106241
ISBN-10: 1843106248
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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A History of Egypt From the Earliest Times to the Present
2009 - A History of Egypt From the Earliest Times to the Present (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906598044
ISBN-10: 1906598045
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Manga the Complete Guide The Complete Guide
2008 - Manga the Complete Guide the Complete Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845767532
ISBN-10: 1845767535
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Manga The Complete Guide
2007 - Manga the Complete Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345485908
ISBN-10: 0345485904
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
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Blocked Imagination Emptied Speech A Brief Account of the Alexithymia Concept
The Painted Man
2006 - The Painted Man (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781424153046
ISBN-10: 1424153042
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Purple Skies
2005 - Purple Skies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781413794120
ISBN-10: 1413794122
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Egyptian Encounters Cairo Papers Vol 23 No 3
2004 - Egyptian Encounters Cairo Papers Vol 23 No 3 [Cairo Papers in Social Science] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789774246296
ISBN-10: 9774246292
Genres: History, Travel, Nonfiction
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All That Pikachu Animanga [All That Pikachu! Animanga] (Other)
Dtourner Les Pages [French Edition] (Paperback)
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