Jerry Markison comes from a Liverpool family, but grew up mainly on the Wirral, going to school in Birkenhead.  His parents ran a solicitors' firm in Liverpool City Centre.  He followed them into the law but prefers to spend his time dreaming up rhymes for words like "Fazakerley".  He lives in London with his wife and three littl'uns.  

Together with Dan Archer he has produced a new collection of humorous verse called The Jewish Limerick Book - An Alternative Guide to One of the World's Great Faiths, which has been called "wickedly clever - and kosher!"  Learn more here.  


A Cambridge graduate, he quickly swapped his mortarboard for the drawing board and has worked for Atlantic and Penguin publishers, The Bookseller and The Other Side Magazine, as well as coming runner-up in The Times Young Cartoonist of the Year Award.   Moving stateside he aquired a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont and now teaches graphic novel writing at Stanford University.  You can see more of his work at, including his comics journalism on human rights / social justice stories.