Early life and careerEdit
Jeffrey Jones was born male in Atlanta, Georgia in 1944.
Jones painted covers for books including the Ace paperback editions of Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series and Andre Norton's Postmarked the Stars. For a period during the early 1970s he also contributed illustrations to Ted White's Fantastic.
In the early 1970s when National Lampoon began publication, Jones had a strip in it for a while called Idyl. From 1975 to 1979 he shared workspace in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, with Bernie Wrightson, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Michael William Kaluta, collectively named The Studio; Dragon’s Dream produced a volume of their work in 1979. During this time he was married to Louise Jones.
By the early 1980s he had a recurring strip in Heavy Metal titled I'm Age. Cartoonists Walter Simonson and J. D. King said at the time that Jones had a growing interest in expressionism, and did not pursue comic work as closely thereafter.
A strip by Jones, taken from Idyl, was used to illustrate the Sonic Arts Network CD publication Otherness, curated by David Cotner in 2007.
As noted on Sequential Tart, in the late 1990s Jones confronted some personal problems and, after considerable medical tests and consultations, had a sex change operation. In 2001, she experienced a nervous breakdown, and lost her home and workspace. Since 2004, she has her own apartment, and is again producing work.