My name is Arie Kaplan. I’m a screenwriter for television, video games, and transmedia. Because I find sleep to be vastly overrated, I’m also an award-winning author and public speaker.
My television writing credits include Charlie’s Colorforms City (Netflix), World’s Dumbest (TruTV), Codename: Kids Next Door (Cartoon Network), and Cyberchase (PBS Kids).
And my game writing credits include Law & Order: Legacies (Telltale Games), Paranormal State: Poison Spring (Legacy Games), and eQuoo: The Next Generation: Lodestar (PsycApps). Also, I was the Lead Writer for season one of the Vanderpump Rules mobile game (Endless Entertainment).
I’ve written numerous books and graphic novels tied to licensed characters, including LEGO Star Wars: The Official Stormtrooper Training Manual (Scholastic), The Jurassic Park Little Golden Book (Penguin Random House), Red Titan and the Runaway Robot (Simon & Schuster), and the Batman leveled reader Harley at Bat (Penguin Random House).
Oh, and then there are the comics! I’ve penned scripts for such iconic comic book titles as Star Wars Adventures (IDW Publishing), Tales from the Crypt (Papercutz), Archie & Friends (Archie Comics), and Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword (Dark Horse Comics).
Did I mention I’ve written a metric ton of nonfiction? My critically acclaimed nonfiction book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.
But in addition to writing long things, I can write short things too! (There’s a dirty joke in there somewhere.) My humor pieces, short stories, essays, and/or reviews have appeared in MAD Magazine, Defenestration, Weekly Humorist, Points in Case, Slate, The Daily Drunk, National Lampoon, and The Jewish Review of Books.
Like many authors, I’m also a public speaker, and I give lectures and teach workshops at venues all over the world. Previous lecture venues include the Skirball Cultural Center (LA), the Arkansas Literary Festival (Little Rock), the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), the Trondheim Jewish Cultural Festival (Trondheim, Norway), and the International Festival of Comics and Games (Łódź, Poland).
Hey, you know what? I can play well with others! You want proof? I’m a member of the Writers Guild of America’s Animation Writers Caucus, as well as the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.
In closing…is something people generally say to provide a sense of closure. I guess I should’ve said this up at the top, but thanks for visiting my website! I’m glad you’re here. Feel free to look around. And if you have any questions, contact me HERE!