A. David Lewis

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A. David Lewis
Born Aaron David Lewis
1977 (age 36–37)
Boston, MA
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
The Lone and Level Sands

Aaron "A." David Lewis (born 1977 in Boston, MA) is an American comic book and graphic novel writer. He is also a comics scholar focusing on literary theory and religious studies.

Early life[edit]

Raised in Framingham, Massachusetts, Lewis is the founder of the Caption Box comic book imprint.[1] He has also served as an instructor at Georgetown University, Northeastern University, MCPHS, Bentley University, and Boston University (as a Teaching Fellow for Frank Korom, Stephen Prothero, and Steven T. Katz). Additionally, he has given lectures at conferences such as WizardWorld,[2] the San Diego Comic-Con, and the New York Comic-Con, among others. He is an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Comic Art under editor John Lent.[3]

In the late 2006, Lewis started a PhD program studying religion and literature at Boston University.[4] There he also helped organize the "Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels Conference"[5] and co-edit its later text Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels published in 2010.[6] He completed his PhD in 2012.

Career[edit]

Lewis's 2005 work, The Lone and Level Sands (written by Lewis, and illustrated by Marvin Mann and Jennifer Rodgers), won a Howard E. Day Prize and has been nominated for three Harvey Awards in 2007.[7] His 2002 creation, Mortal Coils, was named one of the winners of the 2003 Cinescape Literary Genre Competition,[8] and in 2004 it was given the Paper Screen Gem Award for Mystery/Suspense.[9] It was republished as a hardcover, color edition by Archaia Comics; Mann and Lewis collaborated again through Archaia with Some New Kind of Slaughter, or Lost in the Flood (and How We Found Home Again): Diluvian Myths from around the World in 2009.

In 2011, Lewis became co-editor of Muktatafaht: An Middle East Comics Anthology through the Harvard University Center of Middle East Studies' Outreach Center, and he is the organizer of the Chain World Freeform Comics Experiment and its customized book The Tome.

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Alabaster Cities" in 9-11: Emergency Relief (Alternative Comics, 2001)
  • Mortal Coils (Red Eye Press & Caption Box, 2002–2005)
  • The Lone and Level Sands (with art by Marvin Perry Mann and Jennifer Rodgers, Caption Box, 2005; Archaia Studios Press, 2006) [10]
  • Empty Chamber (with art by Jason Copland, Silent Devil Entertainment, 2007)
  • "Res Libero" in Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened (with art by Danielle Corsetto, Villard, 2007) [11]
  • Some New Kind of Slaughter, or Lost in the Flood (and How We Found Home Again): Diluvian Myths from Around the World (with writing and art by Marvin Perry Mann, Archaia Studios Press, 2008) [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Caption Box, Caption Box
  2. ^ Levy, David (2005-10-20). "Behind the spandex: secrets of the superheroes". The Jewish Advocate. Retrieved 2007-03-31. [dead link]
  3. ^ "About IJOCA". International Journal of Comic Art. Archived from the original on 5 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  4. ^ Waltz, Vicky (2007-02-12). "Comic Conspiracy". BU Today (Boston University). Archived from the original on 13 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  5. ^ Graven Images: Religion in Comics, Comic Book Resources, May 8, 2008
  6. ^ Google Books: Graven Images. 
  7. ^ Taylor, Denise (2007-03-04). "Picturing the world". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 14 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  8. ^ "Mann and Lewis offer LONE AND LEVEL SANDS online". Comic World News. 2004-03-24. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  9. ^ Mike Bullock (2004-06-14). "Paper Screen Gems". Broken Frontier. Archived from the original on 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  10. ^ Archaia Studios Press
  11. ^ [POSTCARDS] True Stories That Never Happened
  12. ^ Archaia Studios Press