Mike Garley is an EMMY-nominated writer who has written for Adventure Time, Wallace and Gromit, and Image Comics’ 24 panels anthology, as well as creator-owned projects The Kill Screen, Samurai Slasher, and Our Final Halloween.

Mike is primarily known for his comic work, but has also consulted on Transmedia storytelling for beActive Media, developed game concepts with Masters of Pie, and Wickety Splits, and has contributed articles to Comic Heroes, and The UK Scriptwriters Survival Handbook: or How to Earn an Actual Living as a Writer.

When he’s not writing, Mike lectures on Creative Writing for Brockenhurst College, and Scriptwriting for Film and TV for the Arts University Bournemouth. He’s also more fun than this bio implies. But not by a lot…

Mike talking about genre storytelling at the Mary Shelly theatre

Mike talking about genre storytelling at the Mary Shelly theatre

Credits (Please note: this website is currently under construction – this list is not completed)

2019 - Writing and editing

VHS Throwback Thursday: Demon Soul (a weekly experimental writing project published through Patreon)

Samurai Slasher: Survive-your-own-Adventure (A choose-your-own adventure book due to be self-published in February 2019)

Lecturing

Scriptwriting for Film and TV (Arts University Bournemouth – 10 week course)

Creative Writing (Brockenhurst College – 10 week course)

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2018 - Writing and editing

The Night Before (a short prose story published through Patreon)

32 Kills (a crime-noir graphic novel published by Comichaus)

Our Final Halloween (a digital horror one-shot comic published through Kickstarter)

The Fort (a short charity comic to aid those affected by PTSD at the Grenfell Tower fire published by Image Comics)

Chain Mail (a horror web-series developed with Treehouse Digital)

Samurai Slasher vs. the Curiosity Charity Auction (a short charity comic published in Tales from Beyond, with profits donated to the Sue Ryder charity)

Bragnoc (a sci-fi comic – editor)

VHS Throwback ThursdayBladerzThe ShotsThe Coach KillerThe CovenmentCaptain Termination vs Robot CopBoss BattleThe Amusement Park of DoomFireworksHotel HorrorDJ Death KillerJulia’s Wish 2Julia’s WishThe Death FlightNeighbourblood WatchThe FriendFreaky DieDay, Snake Eyes SurpriseSatan’s Brainwashed CattleThe Ghost ButcherWalkmaniaSkeletone (a weekly experimental writing project published through Patreon)

Lecturing

Creative Writing (Brockenhurst College - 10 week course)

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2017 - Writing and editing

Samurai Slasher Late Fees (a semi-autobiographical one-shot)

Samurai Slasher Part three (an anthology comic)

The Kill Screen – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Sci-Fi graphic novel)

Identity Thrift (Short comic – Alterna Comics’ IF anthology)

Milkshake (Short comic – The Pride – a LGQBT superhero comic)

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2016 - Writing and editing

The Kill Screen Platinum Edition (a collected edition of The Kill Screen)

The Kill Screen Hardcover (a collected edition of The Kill Screen)

Samurai Slasher Part two (an anthology comic)

Samurai Slasher Vs. Santa (Short comic)

The Hitmen (comedy action Graphic Novel – Markosia)

Lecturing

Understanding comics  (Forest Arts Centre)

Writing for Comics (Bournemouth University)

Transmedia Storytelling (Bournemouth University)

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2015 - Writing and editing

 Samurai Slasher part one (an anthology comic)

The Kill Screen part three (Sci-fi Comic)

The Kill Screen part four (Sci-fi Comic)

Comic Heroes (Future Publishing) A six-part guide on Writing for Comics.

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2014 - Writing and editing 

The Kill Screen part one (Sci-fi Comic)

The Kill Screen part two (Sci-fi Comic)

Dead Roots (editor – a zombie comic anthology)

Eponymous #1-7 (comic – seven issues)

Adventure Time – Invasion of the Super Cute, Giant, Candy-Building-Eating Hedgehogs of Doom – Dance of the Dead (Short comics that appeared in the Adventure Time magazine for Titan Publishing)

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2013 - Writing and editing 

Wallace and Gromit – Boy’s on Tour, Fair’s Fair!, Survival Island, A Spot of Art, Hole in Farm, Soapbox Glory (Serialised comic appearing in the Sun for Titan Publishing)

Adventure Time - Finn and Jake’s Never-Ending, Death-Defying Quest- The Day it Rained Teeth! (A short prose Adventure Time story that appeared in the Adventure Time magazine for Titan Publishing)

Lecturing

Writing for Comics, and Transmedia storytelling (Bournemouth University)

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2012 - Writing and editing 

Collider (Graphic Novel, motion comics and transmedia consultant for the EMMY nominated transmedia project Collider)

Wallace and Gromit - Shiny Shoe, Joust Good Friends, New Year’s Dance Resolutions (Serialised comic appearing in the Sun for Titan Publishing)

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2011 - Writing and editing 

Wallace and Gromit - The Entertainment, West Wallaby… Wallaby!, Easy Parker, Soot’s You!, That’s a Wrap, Blown off Course, Treasure Hunt, and Sofa so Good (Serialised comic appearing in the Sun for Titan Publishing)

Lecturing

Sequential Art Narrative (Bournemouth University)