Magdalene Visaggio

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Magdalene Visaggio
Born1984
Long Island, United States
OccupationComic Book Writer
NationalityAmerican
Period2007–present
Notable worksKim & Kim
Quantum Teens Are Go
Eternity Girl

Magdalene Visaggio (born 1984) is an American comic book writer. Visaggio is known for her work on Kim & Kim and Vagrant Queen. Her comics have been nominated for two Eisner Awards and three GLAAD Media Awards. Her comic series Vagrant Queen will have a television series air on Syfy in 2020.

Personal life[edit]

Visaggio was born in 1984 on Long Island and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and Seton Hall University.[1][2] She has stated that she has autism. Her favorite television shows growing up were the animated X-Men, Sailor Moon, and FLCL. Visaggio said that she would like to write comics of Silver Surfer, Spider-Girl, or Doom Patrol.[3]

Career[edit]

Visaggio first published work was in 2006 as writer and co-creator of Sanctuary a self published series with Martin Krause and Kevin Roberts.[4] The first three issues of the series were subsequently rewritten by Visaggio before being renamed Stronghold in 2014 with a collected edition of the first three issues and the series continuing on under the new moniker from #4.[5] In 2015 Visaggio successfully used Kickstarter to publish the first issue of Andrew Jackson in Space.[6] From 2016, Visaggio contributed a number of articles on comic books to Paste.[7]

Visaggio came to wider prominence in the comic book industry with the limited series Kim & Kim from Black Mask Studios. The series was nominated for the 2017 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series[8] and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book.[9] The success led to Visaggio signing a three-book deal with Black Mask Studios for her next three projects: Quantum Teens Are Go, Kim & Kim: Love is a Battlefield and Sex Death Revolution.[10]

In 2017, she was chosen to take part in DC Comics Writer Workshop program, studying under Scott Snyder.[11] Her first published work for DC was for the Young Animal Imprint where she wrote several backup features and the limited series Eternity Girl.[12] From her time in the Writers Workshop, short-stories by Visaggio were featured in the one-shots DC Cursed Comics Cavalcade and DC New Talent Showcase 2018.[13][14][15]

In 2018 her graphic novel The Ojja-Wojja: A Teen Horror Mystery or Whatever, You Know? was bought by HarperCollins imprint Balzer + Bray in a two book deal, with the first book due out in Spring 2021.[16] 2018 also saw the debut of Vagrant Queen from publisher Vault Comics. In 2019, it was announced that the Syfy channel had ordered a television series adaptation of the comic, with a 10 episode first season to air in 2020.[17] In comics, 2019 saw Visaggio co-write Strangelands with Darcie Little Badger for Humanoids Imprint H1.[18] It also saw her publish her first work with Valiant Comics with a new volume of Doctor Mirage.[19]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2017 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series – Kim & Kim (nominated)[8]
  • 2017 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic BookKim & Kim (nominated)[9]
  • 2018 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book – Quantum Teens Are Go (nominated)[20]
  • 2019 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book – Oh S#!t It's Kim & Kim (nominated)[21]
  • 2019 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series – Eternity Girl (nominated)[22]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Black Mask Studios
    • Kim & Kim #1–4 (2016)[8]
    • Quantum Teens Are Go #1–4 (2017)[10]
    • Kim & Kim: Love is a Battlefield #1–4 (2017)[23]
    • Oh S#!t It's Kim & Kim #1–5 (2018)[21]
    • Sex Death Revolution #1–5 (2018–2019, #4 & #5 were published digitally only)[10][24]
  • Boom! Studios
    • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special #1 (Udonna Story only, 2018)[25]
  • ComiXology Originals
    • Teenage Wasteland #1-present (2018–present)[26]
  • Darkhorse Comics
    • Calamity Kate #1–4 (2019)[12]
  • DC Comics
    • Shade the Changing Girl #4 (Element Girl Backup only, 2017)
    • JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1 (Eternity Girl Backup only, 2018)[27]
    • Mother Panic/Batman Special #1 (Eternity Girl Backup only, 2018)[28]
    • Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1 (Eternity Girl Backup only, 2018)[29]
    • Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special #1 (Eternity Girl Backup only, 2018)[30]
    • Eternity Girl #1–6 (2018)
    • Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1 (Superman Story only, 2018)[14]
    • New Talent Showcase 2018 #1 (Wonder Woman Story only, 2018)[15]
  • IDW
    • Transformers vs. The Visionaries #1–5 (2018)[32]
    • Marilyn Manor #1 (2019)[33]
  • Marvel Comics[34]
    • Secret Empire: Brave New World #3 (Starbrand story Only, 2017)
    • Edge of Venomverse: War Stories #1 (2017)
    • Dazzler: X-Song #1 (2018)
    • Magnificent Ms. Marvel Annual #1 (2019)
  • Oni Press
    • Rick and Morty #31, 33–35, 51, 53 (Backup only, 2017–2019)
    • Rick and Morty Presents: Sleepy Gary #1 (2018)[35]
    • Morning in America #1–5 (2019)[36]
  • Redline Comics
    • Sanctuary #1–3 (2006-2013, issues rewritten and published as Stronghold Vol. 1: The Chains in 2014)[4]
    • Stronghold #4–7 (2014–2017)[5]
    • Andrew Jackson in Space #1 (2015)[6]
  • Valiant Entertainment
    • Doctor Mirage #1-present (2019–present)[37]
  • Vault Comics
    • Vagrant Queen #1–6 (2018–2019)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McMillan, Graeme (January 28, 2019). "Oni Press Unveils Fall 2019 Line". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Magdalene Visaggio". DC Comics Talent Workshop. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Horne, Karama (July 19, 2019). "Indie Comics Spotlight: Magdalene Visaggio Is Saving Lives One Weird Comic At A Time". Syfy. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Comic timing". The Commonwealth Times. April 5, 2007. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "cmx499 Interview with Stronghold Creators". cmx499. April 1, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Andrew Jackson in Space". Kickstarter. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Paste Magazine Writers: Magdalene Visaggio". Paste. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "2017 Eisner Awards Winners (Full List)". Newsarama. July 22, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Vulpo, Mike (January 31, 2017). "GLAAD Media Awards 2017: Complete List of Nominations". E!. Archived from the original on January 30, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Black Mask Studios Signs Three-Book Deal With Writer of LGBT Comic Book 'Kim & Kim'". Hollywood Reporter. November 21, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "DC's 2017 Writers Workshop Class Roster Named". Newsarama. August 9, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Vertigo and DC's Young Animal Announce Compelling New Series at NYCC". DC. October 7, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  13. ^ McMillan, Graeme (August 9, 2017). "How DC Is Betting on Tomorrow's Comic Book Talent". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1". Previews World. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Magdalene Visaggio". DC Comics. November 20, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "Rights Report: Week of March 12, 2018". Publishers Weekly. March 13, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Syfy's 'Vagrant Queen': Adriyan Rae To Star In Live-Action Space Tale". Deadline. May 17, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  18. ^ "Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger, & Khoi Pham Join Humanoids H1 with Strangelands". Bleeding Cool. January 9, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  19. ^ "Valiant's Doctor Mirage Returns With a New Series & a New Mystery". CBR.com. May 10, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  20. ^ Chuba, Kirsten (January 19, 2018). "GLAAD Media Awards Nominees: Full List". Variety. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  21. ^ a b Ramos, Dino-Ray (January 25, 2019). "GLAAD Media Awards Nominations: 'Love, Simon', 'Crazy Rich Asians', And 'Pose' Recognized For LGBTQ Inclusion". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on January 25, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  22. ^ "Winners for the 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Newsarama. July 20, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  23. ^ Pepose, David (July 10, 2017). "Best Shots Reviews: Kim & Kim – Love is a Battlefield #1, Cloudia & Rex #1". Newsarama. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  24. ^ Johnston, Rich (October 23, 2019). "Black Mask January 2020 Solicits – Details of Cancellations, Resolicitations and Digital Only Replacements". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  25. ^ Peterson, Matthew (June 30, 2018). "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers 25th Anniversary Special #1 Review". Major Spoilers. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  26. ^ Foxe, Steve (May 13, 2019). "Magdalene Visaggio & Jen Vaughn's Teenage Wasteland Returns From ComiXology Originals". Paste Magazine. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  27. ^ "JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1". DC Comics. November 20, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  28. ^ "Mother Panic/Batman Special #1". DC Comics. November 20, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  29. ^ "Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1". DC Comics. November 20, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  30. ^ "Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special #1". DC Comics. November 20, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  31. ^ MacNamee, Oliver (July 4, 2019). "Two Strangers Tied By Superpowers: Preview Strangelands #1 From Visaggio, Little Badger, Sanna And Humanoids". Comicon. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  32. ^ "Transformers Vs. Visionaries #1". IDW. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  33. ^ "Marilyn Manor #1". IDW. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  34. ^ "Magdalene Visaggio". Marvel Comics. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  35. ^ Fitzpatrick, Insha (December 11, 2017). "Oni Press Announces Brand New 'Rick and Morty' Presents Miniseries". Geek.com. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  36. ^ "Morning in America #1". Oni Press. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  37. ^ "New Doctor Mirage Series From Mags Visaggio and Nick Robles". Valiant Entertainment. May 9, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.

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