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ARIE KAPLAN

 

LITERARY AGENT: Maggie Roiphe. Maggie Roiphe Agency (310) 876-1561 (Film and TV)
BOOK AGENT: Rita Rosenkranz. Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency. (212) 873-6333 (Non-Fiction Book Publishing)

TELEVISION, VIDEOGAMES, & FILM

Meetinghouse Productions, Writer. Staff writer for television series TruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest… Write jokes, comedy sketches, and other material. Also write and develop other TV- and web-based projects for Meetinghouse. 2012-Present.

Telltale Games, Writer. Wrote episode 2 of  Law & Order: Legacies videogame. The episode, titled “Home to Roost,” is available now for PC and Mac. (Also available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.) 2011-Present.

Legacy Interactive, Writer. Story and dialogue writer for all 5 episodes of House M.D. videogame, now available on PC and Nintendo DSiWare. Also wrote story and dialogue for Disaster Hero game, available now. 2008-Present.

Cyberchase: The Misadventures of Buzz & Delete, Thirteen/WNET, Writer. Wrote series of four animated Cyberchase shorts for PBS Kids. Currently featured on pbskids.org website. 2008.

EnterAktion Studios, Creative Consultant. Script consultant for animated feature film projects The Dwegons, The Adventures of Captain Sea, and Electric Forest. Prod/dir, Tom Walsh (Denial). 2004-2005.

COMIC BOOKS & RELATED MEDIA

Ape Entertainment, Writer. Wrote lead story in Shrek comic book mini-series. 2010.

Fantasy Prone, Script Consultant. Script doctor for comic book series United Free Worlds, distributed by Devil’s Due Publishing. 2009-2010.

Bongo Comics, Writer. Write for titles such as Bart Simpson and Simpsons Winter Wingding. 2008-Present.

Archie Comics, Writer. Write for titles such as Archie, Archie Digest, and Archie & Friends. 2008-Present.

Papercutz, Writer. Write for Tales From the Crypt horror anthology comic book. 2008-Present.

The Topps Company, trading card company, Writer. Wrote jokes, episode summaries, word searches, trivia quizzes, and other material for three complete series of SpongeBob SquarePants trading cards. 2008-Present.

AMCtv.com, website, Writer/Blogger. Write for various blogs on AMC’s site. 2008-Present.

IDW Publishing, Writer. Wrote four-issue comics mini-series Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer. 2007-2008.

DC Comics, Writer. Wrote “Man of Snow” Superman short story for DC Universe Holiday Special 2009. Write scripts for various DC Kids titles, such as Looney Tunes and Cartoon Network Action Pack. 2007-Present.

Nickelodeon Magazine, Writer/Cartoonist. Wrote, drew, and colored single-panel gag cartoons for “Comic Book” section. Also wrote SpongeBob SquarePants comic strips for magazine. 2006-2009.

MAD Magazine, Writer. Notable pieces include “Gulf Wars Episode II: Clone of the Attacks” poster (featured on Fox News and in national press) and “What If Chris Rock Performed At A Bar Mitzvah?” 2000-Present.

BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Capstone, Author. Recently wrote children’s graphic novel titled The New Kid From Planet Glorf. Available now. 2011-Present.

Lerner Publishing Group, Author. Recently wrote YA nonfiction book titled American Pop: Hit Makers, Superstars, and Dance Revolutionaries. Available now. Also wrote 6-volume series of upcoming YA nonfiction books (collectively titled “Games and Gamers”) about the videogame industry. 2011-Present.

Rosen Publishing, Author. Write various nonfiction books for Rosen, including (but not limited to) Dracula: The Life of Vlad the Impaler, Dating and Relationships: Navigating the Social Scene, and Blogs: Finding Your Voice, Finding Your Audience. 2009-Present.

Grosset & Dunlap, Author. Wrote Disney Club Penguin graphic novel titled Shadow Guy and Gamma Gal: Heroes Unite. Also wrote Penguins of Madagascar comic reader titled Penguins On A Mission. 2008-Present.

Jewish Publication Society, Author. Wrote 2008 nonfiction book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books. Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books For Youth Winner for 2009. Finalist for 2008 National Jewish Book Award.

Chicago Review Press, Author. Wrote 2006 nonfiction book Masters of the Comic Book Universe Revealed! Book of profiles. Interviewees include Stan Lee (Spider-Man), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Neil Gaiman (Sandman).