Simon Spurrier

Simon Spurrier
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Spurrier at the 2012 New York Comic Con
OccupationComic book writer, novelist
NationalityEnglish
Period2001–present
GenreComic book, science fiction
Notable worksLobster Random
Bec & Kawl
The Simping Detective
Harry Kipling
Contract
Website
www.simonspurrier.co.uk

Simon "Si" Spurrier[1] is a British comics writer and novelist, who has previously worked as a cook, a bookseller, and an art director for the BBC.

Getting his start in comics with the British small press, he went on to write his own series for 2000 AD, like Lobster Random, Bec & Kawl, The Simping Detective and Harry Kipling, as well as a number of stories for the flagship character Judge Dredd. In recent years he has broken into the American comic book industry, writing mainly for Marvel Comics. He is currently the writer of X-Force, which stars the characters Cable, Psylocke, Marrow and Fantomex.[2]

Simon has also written a number of novels, initially on other people's properties, but in 2006 he signed a two-book contract with Hodder Headline, the first of which was Contract (2007) and the second A Serpent Uncoiled (2011).[citation needed]

Career

Simon Spurrier writes mainly for the British comic 2000 AD but has also written comic-strips for the anthology Warhammer Monthly,[3] as well as contributing written articles, stories and reviews to the Judge Dredd Megazine. He is the creator of Lobster Random (with Carl Critchlow), The Simping Detective (with Frazer Irving), From Grace (also with Irving), Zancudo (a belated follow-up to Ant Wars) with Cam Kennedy and Bec & Kawl (with Steve Roberts).

Spurrier has done a number of work for hire books, writing one 2000 AD themed novel for Black Flame press, and three science fiction novels for the Black Library, as well as an upcoming book for Abaddon Books. In May 2006 he signed a two-book contract with Hodder Headline. The first novel, a "post-pulp" occult-crime-comedy, is titled Contract. A limited edition hardback was released in May 2007, and the mass-market paperback is published on 4 October 2007.

He has created Gutsville with Frazer Irving[4][5] and Silver Surfer: In Thy Name.[6][7]

His other projects include more work for Marvel like Ghost Rider Annual #2,[8] the one-shot " Wolverine: Dangerous Game,"[9] Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider mini-series with Javier Saltares,[10][11][12] "Conqueror" a newuniversal one-shot, Punisher War Journal Annual #1,[13] and X-Men Legacy vol.2, starring the character Legion.[14] He also wrote a short story for Dark Horse Presents called "In Fetu."[15]

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