Seasoned executive with 20+ years experience in publishing comics and creating as well as developing new, compelling, successful I.P. Over that time, has worked in the areas of business affairs/management side as well as development as a writer/creator. Always welcomes opportunities that allow him to be creative and to work with other creative individuals in films, games, comics, interactive and any other artistic medium.
Editor in Chief at Radical Publishing
April 2009 – January 2012
Responsible for the development and production of the complete line of Radical comics and graphic novels. This entails hiring and developing stories with writers and creators, working with art director on finding and developing artists for each project, overseeing the process of keeping books on time and of the highest possible quality, working with printers to ensure quality and cost needs are met. Works with film/interactive departments to coordinate and facilitate the development of Radical IP into other media.
Vice President of Development at Blockade Entertainment
2006 - Present
Conceives and develops feature film and television scripts, creates new concepts to be used in animation and other media. Writes, edits and proofreads promotion materials. Hires writers and works with them to develop new content. Supervises animation production teams. Managed motion capture sessions and voice talent. Currently producing feature animated film based on Sony's "Heavenly Sword" videogame.
Creative Director and co-Founder at Titan Productions
2005 - Present
Creating, developing and writing concepts to be presented across multiple media platforms. These concepts include the critically acclaimed "Executive Assistant: Iris," published by Aspen Comics in 2009-2011; "John Carpenter's Psychopath"; "Shadowclan"; and others. Co-wrote and developed new concepts with creators Clive Barker and John Carpenter. Wrote scripts for the comic adaptations of New Line’s “Se7en” franchise as well as “Heroes” for NBC Universal.
Creative Director at Tiger Hill Games
October 2003 - April 2005
Co-wrote and developed new concepts for videogames on behalf of acclaimed filmmaker John Woo. Edited, proofread and wrote scripts for videogames and other media. Hired writers, artists and potential game developers. Co-developed and co-produced "Stranglehold," published by Midway Games.
President / Editor-in-Chief at Top Cow Productions
1993 - 2004
Co-created new concepts that were made into comic books and other media. Hired writers/artists and developed new concepts with them. Produced and provided content for TV show "Witchblade," which aired on TNT from 2000-2002. During tenure, co-created and wrote for "Witchblade," "Darkness," "Aphrodite IX," "Weapon Zero," among others. While strategically partnered with Eidos Interactive, developed “Tomb Raider” as comic and wrote treatment for use in Eidos’ sale of the property into film. Proofread all books, set budgets for comic lines, edited scripts and artwork, worked with printers and distributors on a regular basis. Supervised the creation of a line of collectible statues, action figures and trading cards.
Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor/Editor at Marvel Entertainment
1985 - 1993
Began comics career in 1985 as a High School intern. Was then kept on after graduation to work with various editors as an Editorial Assistant. Then advanced to become an Assistant Editor and finally a Managing Editor on projects varying from trading card lines to "Clive Barker's Hellraiser" to "G.I. Joe." Duties included proofreading, budgeting books, developing new talent, working with writers and artists. Also began writing career at that time, working on "Iron Man" and "Captain America" Annuals as well as entries in the "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Deluxe Edition."
Editorial Assistant at Los Angeles Downtown News
1989 - 1991
Edited, proofread articles for local newspaper, wrote articles for "special sections," reviewed concerts. Assisted production staff with paste-up and typesetting of newspaper on a daily basis.
Psychology Major, 1985 – 1993