Tom Taylor (writer)
29 November 1978 |
|The Deep (Animated Series)
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Superior Iron Man
Star Wars: Blood Ties
|Awards||Winner 'Aurealis Award for Best illustrated book/graphic novel'
'Winner 'Stan Lee Excelsior Award'
'Best Dramatic Writing' Short and Sweet
Tom Taylor (born 29 November 1978) is an award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling comic book author, playwright and screenwriter. He is well known for his work on the DC Comics series Injustice: Gods Among Us and Earth-Two, Marvel's Superior Iron Man and his many Star Wars works. He is the co-creator, head writer and Executive Producer of the CG animated series The Deep based on his graphic novel series of the same name.
Tom Taylor was born in Melbourne, Australia.
Taylor is currently the writer of All-New Wolverine for Marvel comics, along with Batman/Superman and Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion for DC Comics. He has also recently written Superior Iron Man, the bestselling Injustice: Gods Among Us and Earth 2 series for DC Comics.
Taylor is the creator, with James Brouwer, of the all-ages adventure graphic novels The Deep: Here Be Dragons and its sequel The Vanishing Island published by Gestalt Publishing. The Deep was optioned by Technicolor and is now a 26 episode CG animated series, with Taylor serving as creator/head writer.
In 2012, The Deep: Here Be Dragons won the Aurealis Award for Best illustrated book/graphic novel, Australia's premier speculative fiction literary award. The sequel, The Vanishing Island, won the award again in 2014.
Performing and writing for theatre and musicals from the age of fourteen, Tom's works have been produced across four continents. His plays have won a number of awards and accolades including winning the award for 'Best Dramatic Writing' in Short and Sweet – The world's largest short play festival.
Taylor is well known for his many Star Wars comics and graphic novels for Dark Horse Comics. These include, Star Wars: Blood Ties with artist Chris Scalf, and Star Wars: Invasion, with illustrator Colin Wilson. April 2012 saw the start of Taylor and Scalf's new Blood Ties series provocatively titled Boba Fett is Dead as reported by CNN. Taylor is also the writer of the Darth Maul: Death Sentence miniseries, which is set immediately after the end of the fourth Clone Wars television series.
Star Wars: Blood Ties won the 2012 'Stan Lee Excelsior Award' as voted for by thousands of school students across the UK, and Star Wars: Invasion #0 was nominated for a 'Diamond Gem Award' in the '2009 Comic Book of the Year Over $3.00' category.
Taylor wrote the graphic novella, Star Wars Adventures: Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes which shows a never before seen story of Luke Skywalker training with Yoda on Dagobah during The Empire Strikes Back. Taylor also penned Star Wars Adventures: The Will of Darth Vader Randy Stradley, Dark Horse Vice President, says Tom Taylor has taken to writing comics faster than anyone he's ever seen.
Tom Taylor also wrote The Authority, published under the Wildstorm imprint, starting with issue #22 in May 2010 until the end of the Wildstorm imprint. He also wrote The Brainiac / Sinestro Corps war storyline in the pages of DC Universe Online: Legends, a Batman story with artist Nicola Scott and Rose and Thorn with artist Neil Googe.
- Batman/Superman issues #28 – #30 (with Art by Robson Rocha, DC Comics, 2016)
- Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion Issues #1 – #6 – (with Art by Ethan Van Sciver, DC Comics, 2016)
- Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #4 (with Art by Bruno Redondo, DC Comics, 2015)
- Injustice: Year Three Chapters #1 – #14 – (with Art by Bruno Redondo, Mike S. Miller, and various), DC Comics, 2014–2015)
- Earth-2 Issues #17 – #29 – (with Art by Nicola Scott), DC Comics, 2013–2014)
- Injustice: Year Two Chapters #1 – #24 – (with Art by Bruno Redondo, Mike S. Miller, Tom Derenick, and various), DC Comics, 2014)
- Earth-2 Annual #2 – (with Art by Robson Rocha, DC Comics, 2014)
- Injustice: Gods Among Us Chapters #1 – #36 – (with Art by Jheremy Rapaack and various), DC Comics, 2013, ISBN 978-1401245009)
- Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1 – (with Art by Xermanico, Mike S Miller and Bruno Redondo), DC Comics, 2013)
- Batman Legends of the Dark Knight – The Crime Never Committed (with Art by Nicola Scott), DC Comics, 2012)
- Rose and Thorn (with art by Neil Googe, DC Comics, 2012)
- DC Universe Online: Legends – The Brainiac/Sinestro Corps War (With art by Bruno Redondo), DC Comics, 2011)
- All-New Wolverine Issues #1- (with art by David López, Marvel Comics, 2015–)
- Superior Iron Man Issues #1 – #9 (with art by Yıldıray Çınar, Marvel Comics, 2014–2015)
- Secret Wars: Agents of Atlas Issue #1 (with art by Steve Pugh, Marvel Comics, 2015)
Dark Horse Comics
- Star Wars: Darth Maul – Death Sentence (with art by Bruno Redondo, Dark Horse Comics, 2012)
- Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead (with art by Chris Scalf, Dark Horse Comics, 2012)
- Star Wars: Invasion Volume 3: Revelations (with art by Colin Wilson, Dark Horse Comics, 2012, ISBN 1-59582-882-6)
- Star Wars: Invasion Volume 2: Rescues (with art by Colin Wilson, Dark Horse Comics, 2011, ISBN 1-59582-630-0)
- Star Wars Adventures: The Will of Darth Vader (Dark Horse Comics, 2010, ISBN 978-1-59582-435-6)
- Star Wars: Blood Ties – a tale of Jango and Boba Fett (with art by Chris Scalf, Dark Horse Comics, 2010, ISBN 1-59582-627-0)
- Star Wars Adventures: Luke Skywalker and The Treasure of the Dragonsnakes (with art by Da Xiong, Dark Horse Comics, 2010, ISBN 1-59582-347-6)
- Star Wars: Invasion Volume 1: Refugees (with art by Colin Wilson, Dark Horse Comics, 2009, ISBN 1-59582-479-0)
- The Deep: The Vanishing Island (With art by James Brouwer, Gestalt Publishing, 2013, ISBN 978-1-922023-05-6)
- The Deep: Here Be Dragons (With art by James Brouwer, Gestalt Publishing, 2011, ISBN 0-9807823-4-1)
- The Example (with art by Colin Wilson, Gestalt Publishing, 2009, ISBN 0-9775628-4-0)
- Flinch (with art by Tom Bonin and Colin Wilson, Gestalt Publishing, 2009, ISBN 0-9775628-3-2)
- Rombies (art by Skye Ogden, Gestalt Publishing, 2009, ISBN 0-9775628-8-3)
- Brief Cases (Various artists, Gestalt Publishing, 2012)
- Rocketeer Adventures – Work To Do (with art by Colin Wilson, IDW Publishing, 2012)
- Jinnrise #3 (with art by Mark Torres, IDW Publishing, 2013)
- Tharg's 3rillers: 15 (with art by Jon Davis-Hunt, 2000 AD #1797–1799, 2012)
Film and Television
Technicolor SA, Canada-based Nerd Corps Entertainment and Australia-based A Stark Production produced a 26 episode CG Animated series, based on The Deep graphic novels created by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer. Taylor is the creator, executive producer and head writer of the series. The series began airing on [Netflix] USA in 2016.
Taylor wrote a short film adaptation of The Example which was optioned and filmed by Staple Fiction in 2011. It screened at Film Festivals around the world.
Taylor's award-winning short musical A4 to A3 (written with Simon Barlow) was filmed by Bravada Films in 2009, for which Taylor also wrote the screenplay. A4 to A3 premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival on 29 April 2010.
Awards and Nominations
- 2014 IGN Best Digital Series and People's Choice Award (for Injustice: Gods Among Us)
- 2013 Winner 'Aurealis Award for Best illustrated book/graphic novel' (for The Deep: The Vanishing Island)
- 2013 IGN People's Choice Award for Best Digital Series (for Injustice: Gods Among Us)
- 2012 Winner 'Stan Lee Excelsior Award' (for Star Wars: Blood Ties)
- 2012 Winner 'Aurealis Award for Best illustrated book/graphic novel' (for The Deep: Here Be Dragons)
- 2007 Winner Short, Sweet and Song People's Choice Award – 'A4 2 A3' Short, Sweet and Song – Sydney AUS 2007
- 2005 Winner 'Best Dramatic Writing' Short and Sweet – (For 'The Example')
- 2016 Australian Writer's Guild Industry Award for best Children's Television (for The Deep – Episode Five – Devil's Sea Mystery)
- 2015 Australian Writer's Guild Industry Award for best Children's Television (for The Deep – Episode Four – Digging Deeper)
- 2009 Diamond Gem Award (for Star Wars: Invasion)
- Finalist – 2008 Bite-Size UK International Playwriting Competition (for A Short Play for a Competition)
- 2008 Short and Sweet – Nominated for Best Comedy Script and Best Production (for Falling, Praying)
- Finalist 2005 'Write Now' National Young Playwright Award -(for My Month as a Member)
- THE EXAMPLE
- Sydney Opera House (Sydney AUS 2006)
- Edinburgh Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland 2008)
- The Edge Performing Arts Centre (Auckland, New Zealand 2010)
- The Esplanade (Singapore 2006)
- Brighton Festival Fringe (Brighton England 2006)
- Brisbane Powerhouse (QLD AUS 2008)
- Melbourne Arts Centre (Melbourne AUS 2005)
- Seymour Centre (Sydney AUS 2006)
- Araluen Arts Centre (Alice Springs N.T. 2008)
- Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin Australia 2008
- Cairns Civic Theatre (QLD Australia 2008)
- Rockhampton Performing Arts Centre QLD AUS 2008
- Canberra Theatre Centre (ACT AUS 2008)
- Stratton Players (Boston USA 2007)
- Newtown Theatre (Sydney AUS 2009)
- Carlton Courthouse (Melbourne Aus 2008)
- FALLING PRAYING
- Bite Size Theatre (Brighton England 2007)
- Newtown Theatre (Sydney AUS 2007)
- Fairfax Theatre, Melbourne Arts Centre (Melbourne, Australia 2007)
- Newtown Theatre (Sydney AUS 2007)
- MYSTERY FLIGHT
- Chapel Off Chapel (Melbourne, Australia 2009)
- A4 2 A3 (with Simon Barlow)
- National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney AUS 2007)
- CITY HEAD
- Melbourne Trades Hall Melbourne AUS 2007
- The BDP Ensemble (Brisbane AUS 2006)
- MY MONTH AS A MEMBER
- Old Fitzroy Hotel Theatre (Sydney AUS 2005)
- THE RATINGS WAR (With Daniel Hall and Simon Barlow)
- CANDIDATE (With Daniel Hall, Simon Barlow and Joe Guiton)
- HARD RUBBISH WEEK (Script coordinator)
- The Athenaeum Theatre (Melbourne AUS 2003)
- NYCC: Tom Taylor Leads "Star Wars: Invasion" CBR
- Tom Taylor on Flinch and The Example, Cool Shite
- In A Superhero Free World, The Australian
- The Undercover Fanboy Interviews Tom Taylor Undercover Fanboy
- The Theatre of Comics The Higher Authority
- The Fan Force The Age
- The Example Reviewed Cool Shite
- An Interview With Tom Taylor Faster Than Light
- "'The Deep' Renewed for Second Season at Netflix".
- "MTV Geek – DC Comics' 'Earth 2′ Gets A New Writer From 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' [EXCLUSIVE]". MTV Geek.
- "Arts News, Commentary, Reviews & Industry Analysis – ArtsHub Australia". artshub.com.au.
- NYCC: Tom Taylor Leads "Star Wars: Invasion", Comic Book Resources, 7 February 2009
- "Beloved bounty hunter Boba Fett is dead – but who killed him? – GeekOut – CNN.com Blogs". cnn.com.
- "Diamond Announces 2009 GEM AWARD Nominees". Newsarama.com.
- "NYCC ' 09 – Dark Horse's Star Wars Panel". Newsarama.com.
- DC Comics Solicitations for May 2010, Comic Book Resources, 16 February 2010
- "Gestalt Comics". gestaltcomics.com.
- "Technicolor, Nerd Corps Partner on 'The Deep'". Animation World Network.
- "With Netflix's "The Deep," Tom Taylor Dives Into All-Ages Animated Adventure". CBR.
- "A4 to A3 (2010)". IMDb. 29 April 2010.
- "Newsphotos". newsphotos.com.au.
- "Short Sweet+Song is back!". australianstage.com.au.
- Tom Taylor at Twitter
- Tom Taylor at the Internet Movie Database
- Tom Taylor Author Page at Amazon.com
- Official website
- Tom Taylor entry at doollee.com
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