WRITER: BROTHER GRIM
The real villain here is my father. He loved movies and from the time I was five, he dragged me to every Saturday afternoon matinee that played at our local movie house, much to the anger of my mother, who argued the horror features would give me nightmares. They did. The Wolfman still gives me the creeps. But somehow I managed to survive it all.
Dad also gave me my first comics. Boy, this guy just didn't know what kind of a monster he was creating. Tragically, he died before much of my success happened. I'd like to think he knows all the good things that came out of his influences.
For the past thirty years I've worked as a freelance writer, mostly in the comics and science fiction field. Comics-wise I've had over two hundred comics published, ranging from Peter Pan to the Green Hornet and The Terminator (including a miniseries painted by Alex Ross). Although mostly known for my Green Hornet work at Now Comics, I also had the fun of creating Popeye's mother for a unique origin story that was done by Ocean Comics.
Besides working on licensed properties, I also created several fun characters with my artist bud, Gary Kato. These were STREETFIGHTER and MR. JIGSAW, the latter of which is currently appearing at the Modern Pulp website.
I co-wrote two paperbacks with Texas fantasy author, Ardath Mahar, for TSR: Trail Of The Seahawks and Monkey Station. A third novel is in development.
With the demise of the comics industry (hey, stop kidding yourselves. It's dead!), we creative types have had to turn our attentions elsewhere. I currently have a horror screenplay making the rounds in Hollywood and my first stage play, Where Love Takes You, was produced a couple years ago.
From my love of movies, I developed a serious affection for film music scores and have amassed a healthy collection of over 300 CDs. This hobby led to my writing the liner notes for Marco Polo's just released CD: The Son Of Kong & The Most Dangerous Game, featuring the work of the legendary Max Steiner.
Amidst this career of pulps, comics and films, I managed to marry and raise five fantastic kids. They in turn have given us four remarkable grandchildren with yet a fifth on the way. These days I'm retired from the day job, and spend lots more time writing and playing with my grandkids. Kristi, the oldest at nine, is a major Harry Potter fan and both us can't wait to see the film version. Oh, she also loves Batman. Hmm, wonder where that comes from?
I hope you all have as much fun reading the BROTHER GRIM stories as I'm having writing them.