A writer, actor, and popular culture historian in Richmond, Virginia, my most recent book, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics (powerHouse books), with photographer Seth Kushner and designer Eric Skillman, chronicles the history of the American comic book through photos and interview-based essays on creators new and old. With a focus on the American comic book, I've authored four books and several magazine articles on the topic, edited the digital comics magazine The Drawn Word, and currently serve as Consulting Editor on Comic Book Creator Magazine.
My philosophy is a simple one: I love comic books and pop culture, so much that I've accumulated a ridiculous amount of knowledge on both over the years. In sharing it through my writing, it's not just my desire, but my obligation to make it accessible to anyone who wants to learn. It's all amazing stuff, and I can't imagine missing out on any chance to spread the love of pop culture.
As an actor, I've appeared in productions such as Turn: Washington's Spies (AMC), Killer Kids, and The Revolution. Currently, I am writing historical documentary scripts for Lionheart Film Works, and writing/co-producing/co-directing the seven-part documentary series Monsters Among Us.
Currently, I'm creating copy and social media for the Amazing Heroes action figure line for Fresh Monkey Fiction. We successfully funded the first wave back in August, and are almost funded on Wave 1.5, which includes an action figure of Michael Allred's Madman, as well as card art by comics luminaries Allred, Erik Larsen, Reilly Brown, Tim Seeley, Sonny Liew, Phil Hester, and Tom Fowler.
I also have a background in copywriting, direct mail, social media, and online marketing; having worked on brands as varied as Marvel Comics, Samsung, Marymount Manhattan College, and Stauer jewelry. When I'm not out there preaching the good word about comics or facing a camera lens, I can usually be found freelancing over my keyboard.
Got any questions? Drop me a line, and I'll be happy to answer them.