About

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“WHO ARE YOU AND WHY DO YOU DESERVE A WEBSITE?”

Good question. Short answer is, I’m a writer. I have over a decade of experience writing for a wide variety of media, including comic books, videogames, movies, TV, magazines, and the web. I also write books. Many, many books. And I draw cartoons. (Yup, many of those, too.) My freelance writing clients include Telltale Games, Legacy Interactive, IDW Publishing, Outspark, DC Comics, MAD Magazine, Penguin Books, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, PBS Kids, AMCtv.com, Lerner Publishing Group, and many more.

All of which means that I’ve typed up batches and batches of scripts, dialogue, story outlines, scenes, gags, jokes, action set-pieces, and other fun writerly stuff. My scripts have featured some of the world’s most famous licensed characters, including Superman, Speed Racer, Bart Simpson, SpongeBob, Bugs Bunny, Ben 10, Dr. Gregory House, Detective Lenny Briscoe, Archie Andrews, and more.

In addition to my expertise in getting inside the heads of these notorious fictional characters, I’m equally well-known for my work as a nonfiction author. One of my most well-known books is the award-winning From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books (2008, Jewish Publication Society), which was a 2008 National Jewish Book Award Finalist and a 2009 Sophie Brody Honor Book (awarded by the American Library Association). In my authorial career, I’ve written nonfiction books on everything from the life of Vlad the Impaler to the history of pop music.

Aside from my work as a writer, I’m an in-demand public speaker, and I lecture worldwide on various pop culture-related subjects, such as comic book history, film history, the history of stand-up comedy, and more.

Currently, I’m teaching a course in comic book writing at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts.