Michael Frizell is Deputy Publishing Director and serves as the editor for the Skye, Lee, and Tweed imprints. He holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
He is the writer of Bender: The Graphic Novel, which is being serialized in Saddlebag Dispatches. The story, presented again in two volumes so far, will have a third and final volume out next year. He also edits The Learning Assistance Review, the peer reviewed journal of the National College Learning Center Association, and his creative nonfiction has been published on the National Gallery of Writing, The Good Men Project, Mensweb, Red Ink Journal, The Moon City Review, and others.
He has written staged parodies of Star Trek: The Original Series and The Next Generation for Harvest Moon Productions. His comic strip, Crewman #4: The Adventures of a Red Shirt aboard the USS Enterprise, can be seen on Facebook. He was also a writer for George Cron’s Class Act Productions, where he wrote staged parodies of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a full-length parody of the classic horror film, Jaws.
As a writer with TidalWave, he writes comics based on the lives of the famous and infamous and have been featured on CNN, NBC, Yahoo, MTV, Politico, Reuters, Entertainment Weekly, AdWeek, and many others and have been translated into three languages. Select nonfiction publications include, from the TRIBUTE line: Christopher Reeve (in conjunction with the Reeve Foundation), Jerry Garcia, Bettie Page, Russell Wilson; the FAME line: Prince, Chris Pratt, Liza Minelli, Miley Cyrus; and the POLITICAL POWER line: Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, and many others. Fiction comics include The Secret Life of Bettie Page, a Cold War era sci-fi action graphic novel, and James Dean: Timeless, a sci-fi western series authorized by the James Dean estate.