|Born||September 26, 1941|
Tom Veitch (born September 26, 1941) is an American writer. He is known for his contributions to the Dark Horse Comics line of Star Wars comic books, primarily Dark Empire and Tales of the Jedi. For DC Comics Veitch wrote Animal Man, along with two Elseworlds series featuring Kamandi and an elder Superman. He is the brother of comics writer/artist Rick Veitch.
Veitch was a contributor to the underground comix movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. His collaborations with underground comix artist Greg Irons in the early 1970s (the creative team known as "GI/TV") included such titles as Legion of Charlies and contributions to many other underground comix, including Skull Comix and Slow Death Funnies.
Creator-owned comics by Veitch include The Light and Darkness War with artist Cam Kennedy, published by Marvel Comics, and The Nazz with artist Bryan Talbot, Clash with artist Adam Kubert, and My Name Is Chaos with artist John Ridgway, each published by DC Comics.
Veitch's novels include: The Luis Armed Story (Full Court Press, 1978); Eat This! (Angel Hair Books, 1974); and Antlers in the Treetops, written with poet Ron Padgett (Coach House Press, 1970). His poetry collection Death College and Other Poems, with an afterword by Allen Ginsberg, was published in 1976 by Bill Berkson's Big Sky Books.
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- Irvine, Alex (2008). "Animal Man". In Dougall, Alastair. The Vertigo Encyclopedia. New York: Dorling Kindersley. p. 27. ISBN 0-7566-4122-5. OCLC 213309015
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