News and Events

Join Jim Thompson at The Society of Illustrators in NYC on Oct. 20th! September 12 2016

You’re cordially invited to meet me, Jim Thompson, author of ‘Painting America’s Portrait: How Illustrator Created their Art' on October 20, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm at the The Society of Illustrators in New York City!

Many artists appearing in my new book were members of the Society of Illustrators, during the evening I’ll be commenting on a few of their works.

Copies of Painting America’s Portrait will also be available for purchase.

Hope to see you there! More details are below. To RSVP please email

James Thompson speaks on Feb. 13, 2016 at the Philadelphia Independence Hall February 17 2016

On Feb. 13th James Thompson spoke about the bond connecting Washington and his enslaved man, William Lee in his book, George Washington’s Mulatto Man – Who was Billy Lee?

The event was a great success. Please see below images from the event:

Virginia Time Travel features James Thompson on Cox Cable in December November 30 2015

Virginia Time Travel is featuring James Thompson the author of George Washington and Billy Lee on their Cox Cable Channel 10 programming this December.
Tuesday, December 22 at 6:00 A.M.
Thursday, December 24 at 6:00 P.M.
Friday, December 25 at 9:30 P.M.
The episode can also be viewed on YouTube at