Lilah Sturges

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Lilah Sturges
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Born Matthew Sturges
(1970-10-02) October 2, 1970 (age 46)
Rhode Island, United States
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Jack of Fables
House of Mystery

Lilah Sturges[1] (born Matthew Sturges, October 1970 in Rhode Island) is an American writer of comics and fantasy novels. She is best known for co-writing with Bill Willingham the Eisner-award-nominated Jack of Fables, and other comics published by Vertigo Comics / DC Comics.[2]


In the 1990s, Sturges was a member of the writers' collective Clockwork Storybook, which also included Willingham, Chris Roberson, and Mark Finn.[3]

Beginning in 2006, she and Willingham co-wrote the 50-issue Jack of Fables (a spin-off from Willingham's popular Fables series). In 2008 she began writing the 42-issue House of Mystery as well.[4][5][6] After signing an exclusive deal with DC Comics later that year,[7][8] Sturges wrote Blue Beetle from #29[9] to its end with #36,[10] and Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! featuring the Human Flame.[11][12][13] In 2009 she partnered again with Willingham writing Justice Society of America beginning with issue #29.[14][15]

She is the author of two novels – Midwinter (2009)[16] and its sequel The Office of Shadow (2010) – and a book of short horror fiction, Beneath the Skin and Other Stories (2000).

Personal life[edit]

Sturges was born in October 1970, assigned male gender, and named Matthew. In December 2016, Sturges announced via her Twitter and Facebook accounts that she is a transgender woman, and has adopted the name Lilah.[1]




  • Midwinter (2009; novel)
  • The Office of Shadow (2010; novel)
  • Beneath the Skin and Other Stories (2000; short story anthology)


  1. ^ a b "Lilah Sturges, The Latest Comic Creator To Tell Us She's Trans". Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News. 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  2. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008), "Jack of Fables", in Dougall, Alastair, The Vertigo Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, pp. 100–101, ISBN 0-7566-4122-5, OCLC 213309015 
  3. ^ "Chris Roberson interviewed - infinity plus non-fiction". Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Sturges & Willingham on the New House of Mystery". Newsarama. February 20, 2008
  5. ^ Sturges is Big Brother of Vertigo’s "House of Mystery", Comic Book Resources, May 6, 2008
  6. ^ "House Showing: Lilah Sturges on House of Mystery". Newsarama. February 17, 2009
  7. ^ "SDCC '08 - The 'Fables' Panel & Announcements". Newsarama. July 28, 2008
  8. ^ Matt Sturges I: Living with Fables, & Now DC Exclusive. Newsarama. August 13, 2008
  9. ^ "Talking Blue Beetle with Matt Sturges". Newsarama. August 13, 2008
  10. ^ "Hail and Farewell: Sturges on Blue Beetle's End". Newsarama. November 14, 2008
  11. ^ "Behind the Page - Matthew Sturges, 2". Newsarama. February 10, 2009
  12. ^ "Ian Sattler on the Final Crisis: Aftermath Titles". Newsarama. February 11, 2009
  13. ^ "The Most Powerful? Lilah Sturges on The Human Flame and Run!". Newsarama. February 16, 2009
  14. ^ Talking JSA With Willingham & Sturges, Comic Book Resources. January 19, 2009
  15. ^ "Willingham and Sturges Talk Justice Society of America". Newsarama. December 26, 2008
  16. ^ "From Comics to Novels: Matt Sturges on 'Midwinter'". Newsarama. March 23, 2009
  17. ^ Room and Boredom details at DC Comics
  18. ^ Love Stories for Dead People details at DC Comics
  19. ^ Thor: Season 1 details at Marvel Comics

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