Elaine Lee has had incarnations as an EMMY-nominated actress and playwright, artistic director of a theatre company (Wild Hair Productions), comic book writer and color artist, animation writer and story editor, video game writer and director of motion capture, art director, co-author of a humorous self-help book, and a writer/producer of "audio movies." Specializing in sci-fi, fantasy and horror, Elaine has created six original comic series (BrainBanx, Skin Tight Orbit, The Transmutation of Ike Garuda) and has written for a number of other titles (Indiana Jones, Prince Valiant, Ragman). She is best known as writer/creator of the sexy vampire series Vamps (with Will Simpson, for DC/Vertigo) and the science fiction epic Starstruck (with Michael Kaluta, for Heavy Metal, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW). Lee and Kaluta also produced a Starstruck spin-off, The Galactic Girl Guides, for Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer Adventure Magazine (Comico), these stories recently collected in the Starstruck Deluxe Edition from IDW.
Elaine was artist-in-residence at the National Audio Theatre Festivals’ 2011 Audio Theatre Workshop, where her original science fiction comedy TransMars Tango, commissioned by the NATF, was recorded before a live audience, starring comedy legend Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre. Her prose story Mischief appears in Moonstone Entertainment’s anthology about female super heroes, Chicks in Capes. Elaine is currently a writer/producer with AudioComics… a company that produces full-cast “audio movies” based on material from comics, graphic novels and genre fiction. The audio adaptation of her comic book miniseries for Moonstone, Honey West: Murder on Mars, based on characters from the Honey West novels of G. G. Fickling, was just released by AudioComics. The original Starstruck play, adapted for audio, is also available from AudioComics, with the adventures of the Galactic Girl Guides set to record this summer, 2012.