Resume

VIDEO GAMES

Endless Entertainment, Lead Writer. Currently serving as Lead Writer on unannounced project. 2018-Present.

Jam City, Writer. Wrote scripts for interactive fiction game Twist. Also wrote on Wild Things: Animal Adventure IOS/Android game, revising intro text, adding flavor text, and crafting backstories for the characters. 2017-Present.

Telltale Games, Writer. Wrote story & dialog for episode 2 of Law & Order: Legacies video game. 2011-Present.

Outspark, Writer. Wrote comic strip set in the world of Outspark’s Fists of Fu MMO. Also drew layouts. 2010. 

Legacy Games, Writer. Story & dialog writer for House M.D. video game (2010). Wrote story & dialog for Disaster Hero video game (2012). Penned story, dialog, & in-game fiction for Paranormal State: Poison Spring game (2013). Story & dialog writer for unreleased Sherlock Holmes game (scripts written in 2015). 2008-Present. 

TELEVISION & ANIMATION

BrainPOP, Writer. Wrote scripts for educational animated short films, covering a variety of topics. 2015-2016.

BSTV Entertainment, Writer. Wrote on pilot for food/travel series Broke Bites: What the Fung (FYI Network). 2014-Present.

Meetinghouse Productions, Writer. Staff writer for television series TruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest…Wrote jokes and comedy sketches for World’s Dumbest. Co-wrote and co-directed pilot episode of comedic web series Real Male Escorts of Manhattan. Also developed other TV- and web-based projects for Meetinghouse. 2012-2013.

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

EnterAktion Studios, Creative Consultant. Script consultant for animated feature film Dwegons and Leprechauns, starring Melissa Leo. Released in 2014. Currently available in retail store and Video-on-Demand outlets. 2004-2005.

Curious Pictures, Writer. Wrote for Cartoon Network series Codename: Kids Next Door. 2003-2006.

Nickelodeon, Writer, On-Air Promos. Wrote credit crunches, tune-ins, and launches, on freelance basis. 2002-2003.

MTV, Writer. Writer for television series Total Request Live (TRL). Wrote jokes and comedy bits for host Carson Daly. 2001-2002.

JibJab Media, Writer. Wrote scripts for online animated series Geezers. 2000-2002.

COMIC BOOKS

Joe Books, Writer. Write stories for the Disney Princess comic book title. 2016-Present.

United Plankton Pictures, Writer. Write SpongeBob Comics stories for United Plankton. 2015-Present.

 Dark Horse Comics, Writer. Wrote Sailor Steve Costigan story, titled “Paper Tiger,” for issue #9 of comics anthology Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword. Available now. 2014-present.

 Zenescope Entertainment, Writer. Wrote “Story of the Ocean” story for Mankind: The Story of All of Us series of anthology graphic novels. Published by Zenescope/Silver Dragon Books & The History Channel. 2012-2013.

 Ape Entertainment, Writer. Wrote lead story in Shrek comic book mini-series. 2010-2011.

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, Simpsons Winter Wingding, and Simpsons Treehouse of Horror. 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 comic book series and other Papercutz titles. 2008-Present.

 IDW Publishing, Writer. Wrote four-issue comics miniseries Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer. 2007-Present.

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

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

MAD Magazine, Writer. Notable pieces include “Gulf Wars Episode II: Clone of the Attacks” poster and “What If Chris Rock Performed at a Bar Mitzvah?” Also write recurring “Shamazon.com” feature. 2000-Present.

BOOKS

Scholastic, Author. Wrote three LEGO Star Wars books, titled Face Off (2016), The Official Stormtrooper Training Manual (2017), and The Official Force Training Manual (forthcoming, October 2018). 2015-Present.

Disney Book Group, Author. Wrote three of the short stories in the 5-Minute Avengers Stories fiction collection (2015). Wrote one of the tales in the Spider-Man Storybook Collection (2016). Penned two of the stories in the 5-Minute Spider-Man Stories anthology (2017). 2014-Present.

Lerner Publishing Group, Author. Wrote Young Adult nonfiction book titled American Pop: Hit Makers, Superstars, and Dance Revolutionaries (2012). Also wrote 6-volume Games & Gamers series of YA nonfiction books about videogame industry (2013). Wrote juvenile nonfiction title Swashbuckling Scoundrels: Pirates in Fact and Fiction (2015). 2011-Present.

 Rosen Publishing, Author. Wrote various Young Adult nonfiction books, including Dracula: The Life of Vlad the Impaler, Dating and Relationships: Navigating the Social Scene, and Blogs: Finding Your Voice, Finding Your Audience. 2010-2014.

 Penguin Random House, Author. Wrote Disney Club Penguin graphic novel Shadow Guy and Gamma Gal: Heroes Unite (2010). Also wrote Penguins of Madagascar comic reader Penguins on a Mission (2011). Wrote Doctor Strange Little Golden Book (2017). Penned Jurassic Park Little Golden Book (February 2018). Authored forthcoming Avengers Little Golden Book titled The Threat of Thanos (July 2018). Most recently, co-wrote LEGO DC Super Heroes Visual Dictionary (forthcoming, September 2018). 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. Nominated for American Library Association’s 2009 Sophie Brody Medal. Finalist for the National “Best Books 2009” Awards sponsored by USA Book News.

 Chicago Review Press, Author. Wrote 2006 nonfiction book Masters of the Comic Book Universe Revealed! Book of profiles of legendary comic book creators such as Neil Gaiman (Sandman) and Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis).

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