Christopher Sebela

writer, wronger, rearranger

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My name is Christopher Sebela.

I was born in Chicago, Illinois, moved to Kansas City, Missouri and currently reside in Portland, Oregon minus a brief 30 day residency in Tonopah, Nevada and three weeks living in Columbus, Ohio.

In the past I've written journalism for outlets for comics websites from indie precursors like Savant to recently deceased sites like Comics Alliance, alt-weeklies (well, technically just one, The Pitch, but my reviews often got reprinted in other papers in the New Times/Village Voice network), art and artsy magazines (The Speck, Kitchen Sink), music review sites (Pitchfork) and weird assignments like heating and plumbing contractor industry magazines (Heating and Plumbing Contractor News – catchy name, right?). I've gotten to interview people like Walter Mosley, Jonathan Lethem, Jello Biafra, Ira Glass, Erik Larson, Charlie Murphy, Bill Burr and Rick Bragg as well as local weirdos and tastemakers who put you on their email lists until the end of time.

I've always been better at making stuff up, so I've spent most of my life writing fiction. I have tons of long form fiction which no one will ever see. Two whole novels of it. They're pretty bad. I mean, not awful, but you know how it is. They live in the dusty corners of my computers. They're novels some dummy wrote. Grist for the mill! Eventually, while freelancing as a graphic designer and quickly noticing that I wasn't super good at it, I thought to myself, "Hey, writing, remember that? You're better at that than you are at this." Tthat was quickly followed by "Hey, comics!" Somehow, now I write comics for a living. Who knew?

I have written for these publishers:
Image Comics, DC, Marvel, Boom Studios, Dark Horse,
Oni Press, Skybound, IDW and Dynamite

I've co-written these comics: 
SCREAMLAND: DEATH OF THE PARTY, CAPTAIN MARVEL, FANTASTIC FOUR,
GREEN LANTERN & SPACE GHOST ANNUAL, DETECTIVE COMICS.

I've written these comics:
HARLEY QUINN, GHOST RIDER, INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO,
SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED, DEMONIC, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK,
GHOST, ALIEN VS PREDATOR, HELLRAISER and SHADOWMAN.

I've co-created and written these comics:
CROWDED, SHANGHAI RED, HOUSE AMOK, COLD WAR, EVOLUTION,
HEARTTHROB, WE(L)COME BACK, DEAD LETTERS, CRUEL BIOLOGY, HIGH CRIMES.

I'm always at work on several zines for my DUMBSTRONAUT series.
Vol. 1: I LIVED IN A CLOWN MOTEL.
Vol. 2: POOL DISASTER
Vol. 3: COFFEESHOP DOG.

Vol. 4, 5 and 6 are forthcoming.

I am a co-founder of the indie collective publishing imprint, Two Headed Press


Currently, I'm working on several new comics projects and thinking about writing a novel that isn't terrible.
I never ever sleep if I can help it.

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