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Tom Taylor Tom Taylor i(A125263 works by)
Born: Established: 1978 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Comic-book author, playwright, and screenwriter.

Born in Melbourne, Taylor began performing and writing for theatre in his mid-teens. As a comic-book writer, he has published extensively with major American comics publishers Marvel and DC, as well as Dark Horse Comics, Gestalt Publishing, Boom! Studios, Wildstorm, and IDW Publishing. For Marvel he has written for X-Men and Iron Man, but is best known for All-New Wolverine, which he has written since 2015. For DC, he is best known, perhaps, for his three years on Injustice (in which Superman, tricked by the Joker in murdering Lois Lane, builds a dictatorship against which other superheroes fight), but has also written for Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, and Justice League. His work for Dark Horse includes a range of works in the Star Wars universe, from standalone graphic novels to the sixteen-part Star Wars: Invasion comic book. In 2012, he wrote a short series with 2000AD, publisher of Judge Dredd comics.

As a playwright, his work has been produced across the world, including the Edinburgh Festival and in Brighton (UK) and Boston (USA), as well as widely across Australia.

In 2017, it was announced that Taylor has joined the Cleverman writers' room for series three. As a script writer, he has also scripted The Example (a short film based on his own play) and worked on the 'motion-comic' Mad Max, based on George Miller's films, which was released as a prequel for a video game from Avalanche Studios in 2014. In television, however, he is best known as the executive producer and creator of The Deep, the animated television series based on his comic series of the same name.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 winner 2012 Stan Lee Excelsior Award

For Star Wars: Blood Ties.

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Digging Deeper ( dir. Trent Carlson ) Australia Canada : A Stark Production Nerd Corps Entertainment , 2015 9136865 2015 single work film/TV
2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Children's Award Children's Television – C Classification
form y separately published work icon The Deep ( dir. Trent Carlson ) Australia Canada : Nerd Corps Entertainment A Stark Production , 2015-2019 7810230 2015 series - publisher film/TV science fiction children's

Animated series about the Nekton family, deep-sea explorers.

For a full list of episodes and authors, see Film Details.

2017 nominated AWGIE Awards Television Award Children's Television – C Classification For two episodes: 'Beware the Sentinels' (Thomas Duncan-Watt) and 'Finn Comes Aboard' (Rachel Spratt).
2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series
form y separately published work icon Devil's Sea Mystery ( dir. Trent Carlson ) Australia Canada : A Stark Production Nerd Corps Entertainment , 2015 10275763 2015 single work film/TV science fiction children's
2016 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Children's Award Television - C Classification
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