Jim Fern was born on Long Island, New York in 1964 and became an inker for Marvel in 1983 working on various Spider-Man titles. He later started penciling as a fill-in artist on titles such as Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men Annual #13 (where he co-designed and drew Jubilee in her first story), Transformers and Wolverine. Fern also started working with DC Comics as an artist on such titles as Legion '90, Adventures of Superman, Batman, Detective COMICS, and co-created the series Scarlett. In addition to his comic book work, Jim has worked as a Walt Disney World artist for the Disney Design Group. Jim currently is the artist of Crossing Midnight for Vertigo, a series he co-created with writer Mike Carey.