Tony Lee

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Tony Lee
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Born Hayes, Middlesex
Nationality British
Area(s) Writer
Awards New York Times Bestselling List, Eagle Award
http://www.tonylee.co.uk

Tony Lee is a British comics writer, screenwriter, audio playwright, and novelist.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1970, Tony Lee attended Hayes Manor School,[1] now Rosedale College.

Career[edit]

A #1 New York Times bestselling writer,[2] Lee has written for various UK and US comic publishers including 2000 AD, IDW Publishing, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Del Rey and Walker Books; and he has worked on such licenses as X-Men Unlimited, Doctor Who, Superboy, Star Trek, Starship Troopers,[3][4][5] Sherlock Holmes and Spider-Man. In addition to this he has also written audio plays for Big Finish and ITV, novels aimed at reluctant readers and screenplays for film and TV, including episodes of the BBC One drama Doctors.

In May 2010, Lee's graphic novel for Del Rey/Random House was released, an adaptation of the bestseller novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen, art by Cliff Richards. It topped the New York Times Bestseller List for paperback Graphic Novels the same month.[6]

In 2008 Lee became the writer of the ongoing Doctor Who comic for IDW Publishing for both Tenth Doctor and Eleventh Doctor, and was one of the writers of the 2012 Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who crossover series, which reached #2 in the New York Times Bestseller List for paperback Graphic Novels.

Lee has also written audio dramas for Big Finish's Doctor Who, Confessions of Dorian Gray and Bernice Summerfield ranges, and has recently written a Robin of Sherwood audio drama for Spiteful Puppet / ITV.

In 2014, Lee began writing novels aimed at reluctant teen readers, published by both Badger Learning and Ransom Publishing. These include Stalker, Jigsaw Lady, Mister Scratch, Noticed, Gamerhate, Dr Jekyll And Little Miss Hyde and Otis, the latter based on William Shakespeare's "Othello".

In September 2011, it was announced[citation needed] that his graphic novel Hope Falls was optioned to a development deal by Future Films for an undisclosed fee. Lee had agreed to write the first draft, thus moving into screenplay writing. In October 2016 it was announced that the project had moved to BoxFly Pictures as part of an ongoing slate of projects.

In February 2016, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Lee was writing a 'futuristic Robin Hood' movie for Gianni Nunnari and The Hollywood Gang, producers of films including 300, Immortals and The Departed.[7]

In 2017 his first drama episode for BBC One's Doctors was aired.

Added to this Tony is an accomplished storyteller and lecturer on writing, and has performed his ‘Change The Channel’ tour at libraries, events and schools around the world, including the 2009 and 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festivals, The Bath Literary Festival, the Newcastle Children’s Book Festival, a 2009 tour of India for the British Council, the 2014 ComicPalooza Texas International Comic Con, and around a Wadi Rum bedouin campfire in Jordan in 2003.

He also gave a reduced version of the his 'Change The Channel' talk for BBC One as part of their ‘Inside Out’ series.

Bibliography[edit]

Comics[edit]

DC Comics / Zuda

Del Rey / Random House

Dynamite Entertainment

Hachette Children's Books

  • The Phone Goes Dead (adapted from the book by Anthony Horowitz, 44 page graphic novella, art by Dan Boultwood (August/September 2010)
  • Scared (adapted from the book by Anthony Horowitz, 44 page graphic novella, art by Dan Boultwood. August/September 2010)
  • The Hitch-Hiker (adapted from the book by Anthony Horowitz, 44 page graphic novella, art by Dan Boultwood, August/September 2010)
  • Killer Camera (adapted from the book by Anthony Horowitz, 44 page graphic novella, art by Dan Boultwood, August/September 2010)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars - The Adventure Of The Missing Detective (44 page graphic novella, art by Dan Boultwood, May 2011)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars - The Adventure Of The Phantom Of Drury Lane (44 page graphic novella, art by Dan Boultwood, May 2011)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars - The Adventure Of The Charge Of The Old Brigade (44 page graphic novella, art by Dan Boultwood, June 2011)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars - The Adventure Of The Family Reunion (44 page graphic novella, art by Dan Boultwood, June 2011)
  • Bandits: Grandpa's Goalscarers (32 page graphic novella, art by Ben Scruton, February 2018)
  • Bandits: Space Corps (32 page graphic novella, art by Ryan Pentney, February 2018)
  • Bandits: The Timely Adventures of Captain Clock (32 page graphic novella, art by Pol Cunyat, May 2018)
  • Bandits: Mister Clip-Clop, Intergalactic Space Unicorn (32 page graphic novella, art by Neil Slorance, May 2018)
  • Bandits: Teacher Creatures (32 page graphic novella, art by Marc Ellerby, June 2018)
  • Bandits: The Great Pet Shop Rescue (32 page graphic novella, art by Giovanni Costa, June 2018)
  • Bandits: Agent of P.A.W.S (32 page graphic novella, art by Wil Overton, November 2018)
  • Bandits: My Little Brother's A Zombie (32 page graphic novella, art by Pedro J. Colombo, November 2018)

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kickstart Entertainment

Markosia Publishing

Marvel Comics

Moonstone

  • MILF Magnet One shot (with Daniel Sampere)
  • Lady Action One shot (with Jake Minor)
  • Captain Action Winter Special One shot (various, 2011)

MTV Comics

Panini Comics

Pegasus Publishing

  • Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: 'Mrs Hudson Investigates' (art by Bevis Musson, 2016)

Rebellion

  • Stalag #666 (with art by Jon Davis-Hunt, in 2000 AD #1600-1614, August–November, 2008)
  • Citi Def: "Field Trip" (with art by Jack Lawrence, in Judge Dredd Megazine #279-283, January–April 2009)
  • Necrophim (with art by Lee Carter):
    • "Hell's Prodigal" (in 2000 AD #1655-1665, September–December 2009)
    • "Civil Warlord" (in 2000 AD Prog 2011 #1715-1723, December 2010 - March 2011)
  • Tales From the Black Museum:
    • "The Incredible Teatime Torture Show" (with Vince Locke, in Judge Dredd Megazine #284, May 2009)
    • "Who do the Voodoo that you do?" (with Jon Davis-Hunt, in Judge Dredd Megazine #285, June 2009)

The DFC / Random House

  • The Prince Of Baghdad (14 part story, art by Dan Boultwood, starting August 2008)
  • St Spooky's School For Girls (8 part story, art by Rob Guillory, comic cancelled before release)

Titan Comics

  • Wallace and Gromit:
    • "Trouser pressed" (in #25)
    • "Where Beagles Dare" / "A Close Snip" (in #26)
  • Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Archives Vol. 1 (various, 2016)
  • Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Archives Vol. 2 (various, 2016)
  • Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Archives Vol. 3 (various, 2016)
  • Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Archives Vol. 1 (various, 2016)
  • Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Archives Vol. 2 (various, 2016)
  • Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Archives Vol. 3 (various, 2016)

Walker Books

  • Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood: (with Sam Hart, 140 page graphic novel, Summer 2009)
  • Raven's Gate: (adapted from the book by Anthony Horowitz, 160 page graphic novel, art by Dom Reardon, 2010)
  • Excalibur: The Legend Of King Arthur: (with Sam Hart, 140 page graphic novel, Spring 2011)
  • Evil Star: (adapted from the book by Anthony Horowitz, 160 page graphic novel, art by Lee O'Connor, 2013)
  • Messenger: The Legend Of Joan of Arc: (with Sam Hart, graphic novel, February 2014)
  • Night Rise: (adapted from the book by Anthony Horowitz, 160 page graphic novel, art by Nigel Dobbyn, 2014)
  • Pirate Queen: The Legend Of Grace O'Malley: (with Sam Hart, graphic novel, 2018)

Other

Novels[edit]

Haven Book Group / Badger Learning

  • Teen Reads: Jigsaw Lady
  • Teen Reads: Stalker
  • Teen Reads: Mister Scratch
  • Teen Reads: Noticed
  • WOW Facts: Vampires
  • WOW Facts: Sherlock Holmes
  • Dark Reads: Otis (illustrations by Kev Hopgood)
  • Dark Reads: Doctor Jekyll and Little Miss Hyde

Ransom Publishing

  • GamerHate

Amazon Publishing

  • Dodge And Twist

Audios[edit]

Big Finish[edit]

  • Doctor Who: Rat Trap
  • Bernice Summerfield: Private Enemy No. 1
  • Bernice Summerfield: Vesuvius Falling
  • The Confessions of Dorian Gray: Ghosts of Christmas Past

Spiteful Puppet / ITV

  • Robin of Sherwood: The Trial of John Little

Film and TV[edit]

BBC Television

Awards[edit]

  • 2006: Midnight Kiss nominated in the "Favourite Small Press Colour Comicbook (British)" Eagle Award
  • 2007: Starship Troopers nominated in the "Favourite Color Comic Book (British)" Eagle Award
  • 2008:
    • Starship Troopers & Hope Falls nominated in the "Favourite Color Comic Book (British)" Eagle Award
    • Hope Falls nominated in the "Favourite New Comic Book" Eagle Award
    • Tony Lee nominated in the "Favourite Newcomer Writer" Eagle Award
  • 2009:
    • Tony Lee nominated in the "Favorite Writer" Eagle Award
    • Doctor Who nominated in the "Favourite American Comic Book: Colour" Eagle Award
    • Doctor Who nominated in the "Favourite New Comic Book" Eagle Award
    • Doctor Who: The Forgotten nominated in the "Favourite Continued Story Published During 2009" Eagle Award
    • Doctor Who: The Forgotten nominated in the "Favourite Reprint Collection" Eagle Award
    • Doctor Who: The Time Machination nominated in the "Favourite Single Story Published During 2009" Eagle Award
    • From The Pages Of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula': Harker nominated in the "Favourite Single Story Published During 2009" Eagle Award
    • Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood nominated as a Junior Library Guild Fall Selection
    • Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood nominated as an American Library Association 2010 Great Graphic Novels for Teens nomination
  • 2010:
    • Doctor Who nominated in the "Favorite American Comic Book: Colour" Eagle Award
    • Doctor Who: Fugitive nominated in the "Favorite Reprint" Eagle Award
  • 2011:
    • Excalibur: The Legend Of King Arthur nominated as an American Library Association 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens nomination
  • 2012:
    • Doctor Who #12 winner of the "Favorite Single Issue" Eagle Award

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Comic book writer thanks top teacher". GetWestLondon. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Tony Lee To Top New York Times Bestseller List (UPDATE)". Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News. 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Craig (October 21, 2004). "Tony Lee: I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on March 15, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Craig (May 30, 2006). "Tony Lee on Drunk Guys and Troopers". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on March 15, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  5. ^ Saunders, Steven (January 7, 2007). "Tony Lee: Comic Book Trooper". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on March 15, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Tony Lee To Top New York Times Bestseller List (UPDATE)". Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News. 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  7. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/300-producers-return-futuristic-robin-860335

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