Paul D. Storrie
|(Writer/Editor - The Worlds of Dungeons and Dragons; Star Trek: Alien Spotlight; Justice League Unlimited; Violent Messiahs: Lamenting Pain; Gotham Girls; Batman Beyond)|
|Lots of people do these biography bits in the third person. Iíve done that myself from time to time. This time around, seeing as how itís for my own website and folks stopping by arenít likely to assume that Iíve got my own personal biographer researching and writing this, I figured Iíd dispense with the illusion.|
I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Yes, thatís right, within the city limits. For some reason, people have a hard time grasping that concept. They assume I mean the suburbs (where, truth to tell, I live now). I was introduced to comics and books at an early age and fell in love with both. Kudos to my folks for realizing what so few parents did back in the day -- anything that gets a kid reading is a GOOD THING.
Early on, I was convinced I was going to draw comics for a living. Even when I started writing prose fiction, I was less interested in creating the stories in sequential art than I was in rendering them. Go figure.
By the time I hit college, I was planning to do both. Thing is, as I came to realize, I was only an okay artist. With a lot of work (and I mean a LOT of work), I might have become a pretty good artist. Eventually, it struck me that Iíd be better served focusing on my writing and leaving the art to those who donít think perspective is designed to drive aspiring artists to drink. Things went considerably smoother thereafter!
In 1997, I landed a comic book series at Caliber Comics. Titled ROBYN OF SHERWOOD, it told the story of the daughter of Robin Hood and Marian taking up their fight 15 years or so after her parentsí death. Sales werenít great, but the few people who read the series, including a number of editors, liked it pretty well. Sadly, that series was cut short for a number of reasons. Thankfully, it did lead to projects for Moonstone Books, Lone Star Press and, most recently, DC and Marvel.
These days, Iím making my home in the Detroit suburbs, working on a hundred and one new projects in various stages of development and trying desperately to get my website updated every so often.