Elaine Lee is considered one of the most innovative writers for comic books and animation today. In addition to being a writer of comics, animation, games, plays, and non-fiction, she was (in another life), an actor: in the late seventies and early eighties, Elaine was an actress in New York City, working on television (she was nominated for a daytime Emmy for her work on the NBC soap The Doctors), and in the theatre as a co-founder of the off-off-Broadway company Wild Hair Productions, Following the Wild Hair productions of Brief Cases and Contamination of the Kokomo Lounge, the company’s third production was Starstruck, a science fiction comedy developed deliberately with an element missing from the entertainment world: tough women characters. Since then, Starstruck (with collaborator Michael Wm. Kaluta) has been a comic book series published by Heavy Metal, Epic, Dark Horse, and IDW Publishing.
She has created a number of original comic book series and served as writer on ongoing series for DC Comics (VAMPS, BrainBanx, Ragman: Cry of the Dead), Marvel (Prince Valiant, The Transmutation of Ike Garuda), Dark Horse (Indiana Jones and the Spear of Destiny), and a collection of erotic science fiction stories for NBM (Skin Tight Orbit, Volumes I and II). Her short SF stories have appeared in Heavy Metal, Epic Illustrated, and Taboo. With her sister Susan Norfleet, Elaine wrote the teleplays for the animated series Troll Tales and Stevie Stardust, and the humorous “self-help” book for women, Porch Dogs: The Unmuzzled Truth About Men and Our Relationships with Them (under the name Georgia Sullivan). Current work includes comic and prose pieces for Moonstone Publishing (Honey West and “Mischief” in Chicks in Capes), a fantasy novel, and several Starstruck spin-off projects. Elaine was recently an artist-in-residence at the National Audio Theatre Festivals 2011 Audio Theatre Workshop where her original audio sci-fi comedy TransMars Tango premiered, featuring comedy legend Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre and famed audio book narrator Robin Miles. Her Honey West mini-series for Moonstone is one of AudioComics’ next audio movie releases, and will be released on compact disc and Mp3 download in winter of 2012.