Michael Lent is a mixed media writer and producer. He is the author of TMS: The Machine Stops, a graphic novel series published by Alterna Comics drawn by Marc Rene adapted from the classic E.M. Forster science fiction short story The Machine Stops. He was the co-creator and co-writer with Brian McCarthy of the Brimstone comic book series published by Zenescope Entertainment in 2011-12. He co-authored a series of graphic bios of Stephen King, Keith Richards, JRR Tolkien, and physicist Stephen Hawking that are published by Bluewater/Orbit Productions. He was the co-writer of On Thin Ice published by Hyperion Books in 2010, based on the life of Hugh Rowland one of the stars of Ice Road Truckers and IRT Deadliest Roads on the History Channel. He was the creator and co-writer of Prey: Origin of the Species graphic novel published by Marvel Comics and Dabel Brothers Publishing in 2007. Lent wrote the category best-selling holiday humor book Christmas Letters from Hell published by Simon & Schuster in 2007. His book on the business side of screenwriting in Hollywood entitled Breakfast With Sharkswas published by Random House in 2004.
Lent is a writer on the video game SCAPS Agent produced in 2011 by Slime Sandwich, a Boulder, Colorado-based company founded by Doug Glover and Alex Welch, founder of Photobucket. He also wrote on the Xbox 360 game Vigilante 8: Arcade produced by Isopod Labs in 2008.
Lent executive produced the film If You’re Serious shot in China, in 2014 nominated for the Verna Fields award by the society ofMotion Pictures Sound Editors. He produced the feature film Witches' Night and co-produced Hard Scrambled. which starred Kurtwood Smith, Richard Edson, Beth Grant and Alana Ubach.
From 1997-2007, he was a featured columnist and contributing editor for Creative Screenwriting Magazine.
Lent began his career interning in the On-Air Promotions Department at MTV Networks where he worked with producers Ted Demme, Mark Pellington, John Payson and Abby Terkuhle.
Lent has taught or lectured at UCLA, Chapman University, University of Miami and Santa Barbara City College. He is a graduate of Hamilton College. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Miami.
He was also a writer on the XBox 360 sequel game to Vigilante 8 titled “Arcade” and the forthcoming game “SCAPS,” for Slime Sandwich. Lent has three new books scheduled for publication in 2009.
Lent holds an M.F.A. from the University of Miami and has taught or lectured at UCLA, Chapman University, University of Miami and Santa Barbara City College.
Date of Birth:
Binghamton, New York
Website: http://www.brimstoneonline.comE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.lent1Notes:
Currently working with:
- Dark Horse artist Dan Parsons (Star Wars, Game of Thrones, LOTR) on a new series for 2016.
- Artist Marc Rene (The Machine Stops) on a neo noir series coming in 2016