Jessi Nelson was born in Indianapolis, IN, where she began drawing at
an early age. Her first portrait was created on the top of a potato/onion
bin. Her family still has it. Growing up, Jessi drew everyday. When she
was in the forth grade, she won her first contest - a violin drawing competition
and had the piece displayed in the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
When Jessi turned 18 she moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue a career in comics
and graphic illustration. A year later, she had her first pin-up published
in a comic [Dead@17: Blood of Saints #1]. Since then Jessi has built a
list of publishing credits and professional work in both comics and in
the music industry. Now, Jessi works hard on her own comic stories while
taking every opportunity to fashion full colour pin-ups for eBay and commissions
Jessi’s sequential artwork has been featured in such
comic books and CDs as:-
* Aspen / Michael Turner’s Fathom Vol. 2, Number 5 (pin-up),
* Viper Comic's DEAD@17: Blood of Saints #1 (pin-up),
* Arcana Studio's ANT #3 (cover),
* Arcana Studio's Ezra #2 (pin-up),
* Arcana Studio's Ezra #3 (cover),
* Arcana Studio's Ezra #4 (pin-up),
* Arcana Studio's Starkweather #2 (pin-up),
* Ronin Studios' HOPE #1 (cover as well as a short story),
* Ronin Studios' HOPE #2 (short story),
* Comic Book Legal Defense Fund/Sky-Dog Press's MORE FUND COMICS #1
* CD album insert for King Midas Presents: I Got Next Volume 1 (cover
and short story).
I wasn't sure about Jessi's version of Vampirella
when I first came across her artwork, but she has grown on me, and
by all accounts she is quite popular with the fans at the various
conventions she attends.
It's nice to see a smiling, happy Vampirella; and there is something
about Vampirella's smile that reminds me of the artist!
Often you will find her using the name of Jessi Embry, though her
real name is Jessi Nelson.
Nelson/Embry Web Page