Jim Ottaviani Profile

Jim Ottaviani

Jim is the author of many graphic novels about scientists, ranging from physicists to paleontologists to behaviorists. His new book, The Imitation Game, a biography of Alan Turing illustrated by Leland Purvis, comes out in March, 2016 from Abrams. Other titles include the New York Times bestselling Primates, about Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas, and Feynman, a book about the Nobel-prize winning physicist, bongo-playing artist, and raconteur Richard Feynman. It debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels. His books are probably the only ones to have received praise from both Nature and Vampirella Magazine…and everything in between, from Physics World to Entertainment Weekly to Discover to Variety to Time.

He lives in Michigan and comes to comics via careers in nuclear engineering and librarianship.