Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor
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Tom Taylor is a multi-award-winning comic book writer and playwright.

Taylor is the co creator (with James Brouwer) of the Aurealis-Award winning series THE DEEP, which tells the adventures of a multiethnic family of underwater explorers who live on a submarine. Gestalt also publishes the adaptation of Taylor’s award-winning play The Example (with illustration by Colin Wilson) and ‘ROMBIES’ a zombies in ancient Rome epic – Friends, Romans, lend me your brains. Several new creator-owned books are slated for release in 2012, including BELIEVE with Emily Smith, MIDAS with Mikiko Ponczeck and THE DEEP: THE VANISHING ISLAND, the sequel to HERE BE DRAGONS.

2012 has been a busy year for Taylor. On top of the Aurealis Award for THE DEEP: HERE BE DRAGONS, He also took out the Stan Lee Excelsior Award for his Star Wars: Blood Ties series.

He killed Boba Fett in the Star Wars: Boba Fett is Dead miniseries and he is the Darth Maul: Death Sentence miniseries, which directly follows on from the events of the Clone Wars TV show. Tom also returned Rose and Thorn to the DC Universe and wrote a Batman story, with TORN creator, Nicola Scott, on art.

Earlier in the year, Taylor joined with THE EXAMPLE artist, Colin Wilson, to send Cliff Secord to war in Rocketeer Adventures, and he also had a story appear in the pages of 2000AD.

Taylor is the writer of the Star Wars: Invasion series for Dark Horse Comics with illustrator Colin Wilson. He is also the writer of the Star Wars Adventures graphic novellas, Luke Skywalker & the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes and The Will of Darth Vader.

Taylor penned The Authority series for DC comics and also wrote the two-part ‘The Brainiac/Sinestro Corps War’ in the pages of DCUO Legends.

Tom’s theatre writing has been studied at Melbourne University and the University of Southern California and his plays have been produced across four continents (Taylor says it’s hard to get a gig in Antarctica).

The Example was optioned and filmed by Staple Fiction in 2011 and his award-winning short musical A4 2 A3 (written with Simon Barlow) has screened in film festivals across North America.

He is currently working on several unannounced film, television and comic book projects.