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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.

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10 Tips to Survive Kickstarting Your Book

(11) Comments | Posted April 20, 2013 | 11:07 AM

If you're doing it right, it's the toughest job you'll ever take on. You'll feel anxious, elated, irritated, grateful, frustrated, righteous and exhausted. You'll spend double shifts at the computer, Facebooking, Tweeting, sending out news releases and answering backer's queries. There will be hair pulling, interrupted by happiness dances. But...

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Comic Books (and Movies About Them) Aren't to Blame

(36) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 1:08 PM

In the wake of the "Batman Shootings" in Colorado, and the flurry of media pieces speculating on whether or not the alleged gunman's violent act was somehow inspired by the movie or comic book franchise, I feel the need to relate the following story:

Back in the spring of...

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Comics: From Web to Print

(12) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 3:50 PM

Back around the time I was pressed up against the stage at my first Led Zeppelin concert, so close to the band that I could reach out and touch the hem of Robert Plant's gold lamé bells, the music business was all about the albums. Concerts sold albums. Now, in...

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Fair Trade Comics!

(48) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 3:38 PM

You'd be pretty safe betting your life on the fact that your average comic book writer or artist was never the Head Cheerleader or the Prom King.

How can I make such a sweeping generalization? Easy. Having spent a couple of decades working in the comics biz, I lay...

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