Lilah Sturges

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Lilah Sturges
Lilah Sturges.jpg
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]

Career[edit]

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]

Bibliography[edit]

Comics[edit]

  • Jack of Fables #1–50 (with co-author Bill Willingham, Vertigo, September 2006 – March 2011)
  • Shadowpact #17–25 (DC Comics, September 2007 – July 2008)
  • Countdown to Mystery: "A Syzygy in Plastic" #1–8 (DC Comics, November 2007 – June 2008)
  • Salvation Run #3–7 (DC Comics, March – July 2008)
  • House of Mystery #1–42 (Vertigo, July 2008 – 2011) collected as:
  • Blue Beetle #29–36 (with artist Rafael Albuquerque, DC Comics, September 2008 – April 2009)
  • Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! (with Freddie Williams, DC Comics, 6-issue limited series, 2009)
  • Thor: Season One (with Pepe Larraz, Marvel Universe, 178 pages, September 2013, ISBN 978-0-7851-5379-5)[19]
  • Vertigo Double Shot #1 (2008
  • Justice Society of America Vol. 3 #24, 29-33, Annual #2
  • The Literals #1-3
  • Fables #83-85, 143, 148
  • Booster Gold Vol. 2 #21-24
  • JSA 80-Page Giant 2010 #1
  • JSA All-Stars' #1-18 (2010-2011)
  • The Web (2009) #6-10
  • DC Universe #57
  • The Mighty Crusaders Special' #1
  • G.I. CombatVol. 2 #1 (2010)
  • Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life #1-4
  • Zatanna Vol. 2 #12 -
  • The Spirit #14
  • Power Girl Vol. 2 #26
  • Fairest #7 (2012)
  • Damsels: Mermaids#0-5
  • The Witching Hour Vol. 2 #1
  • Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1-16 (Digital Chapter 1-48)
  • Muirwood: The Lost Abbey #2-5
  • Public Relations #1-13
  • The Four Norsemen of the Apocalypse (2016) OGN SC
  • Mix Tape 2016 nn

Prose[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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". www.infinityplus.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Sturges & Willingham on the New House of Mystery" Archived 2009-12-16 at the Wayback Machine.. 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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