Lee Nordling

Lee Nordling - Editor

Sacramento, CA, USA

I am comics. I am thematic storytelling. I am writing and editing with intention. I am the process that helps creators achieve their goals.

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Overview

I'm a career comics professional. I've worked as a writer, designer, art director, comics editor (on strips, books, and graphic novels), and comics packager. As a writer, I've been twice nominated for an Eisner Award, the comics industry equivalent of the Oscars, and won two Moonbeam Gold Medals for my sequential art (comics) picture books for young readers.

I've worked at the following companies in the following capacities:
Los Angeles Times Syndicate: Art Director (design, production, and new strip development)
The Walt Disney Company—Publications/Creative Services: Comic Strip Writer; Designer; Project Supervisor
DC Comics: Group Editor/Creative Services
Nickelodeon Magazine: Comic Strip Editor for Rugrats, syndicated by Creators Syndicate
Platinum Studios: Executive Editor—Comic Book Department (produced comics for adaptation into film/TV)
The Pack: owner, editor, writer, designer, a comics packager for publishers

As an editor who's worked with countless new and experienced professionals, my first step is to determine a writer's objectives. Once established, the objectives set my criteria for whether or not the writer has achieved his or her goals. The process isn't about what I think is good or bad, or is or is not working; it's about helping writers rise to and meet their goals.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Humor & Comedy
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Themes & Motifs

Awards

  • 2015 Eisner Award nominee for Early Readers: BirdCatDog
  • 2015 Moonbeam Spirit Award—Imagination: BirdCatDog
  • 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Gold Medal for Picture Books: The Bramble

Work experience

The Pack: owner, writer, editor, designer, comics packager

Self-employed
January, 2007 – Present (about 14 years)

Graphic Novels.
Graphic Nonfiction.
Manga.
Comic books.
Comic strips.
New media.

This is our business.

We are a group of seasoned professional editors, writers, and artists, with an infrastructure and talent pool in place to produce content for a wide range of publishing and commercial categories.

We come from the worlds of comic book publishing, traditional book publishing, education, entertainment, animation, newspaper syndication, magazines, toys, advertising, and licensing.

We know how to fit into each of these worlds to supply them with what they need.

It would be accurate to say that we are the Swiss Army Knife of comics-related content, if only you could put us in your pocket.

Diversity is our business.

Portfolio (39 selected works)

Comics Creator Prep

Nordling, Lee, Wolfman, Marv

BirdCatDog (Three-Story Books)

Nordling, Lee, Bosch, Meritxell

Belinda the Unbeatable (Game for Adventure)

Nordling, Lee, Roberts, Scott

The Bramble

Nordling, Lee, Zick, Bruce

Black is for Beginnings

Laurie Faria Stolarz, Janina Görrissen

Once Upon a Time Machine

Lee Nordling, Jason Rodriguez, Tara Alexander, Various writers, Charles Fetherolf, Chris Stevens, Andrew Carl, Eric Hobbs, James Giar, Nelson Evergreen, Khoi Pham

Aladdin (Disney's…), Edition# 3

David Riguard ,Jeff Albrecht., Lee Nordling

Disneys Aladdin #4 Marvel

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The Adventures of Tymm: Alien Circus Chapter One

Dave Roman, L. Frank Weber, Eve

Super Larry

Andy Mangels, Dan Thompson and Stu Chaifetz

The Weapon No. 1

Fred Van Lente

Cowboys and Aliens

Rosenberg, Scott Mitchell

Hot Shot & Mighty Girl

Fred Van Lente, Billy Penn, Jason Embury

Unique

Dean Motter & Dennis Calero

Love Bytes

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg

Ghosting #1

Fred Van Lente

Nightfall

Brown, Scott O., Xalabarder, Ferran

Tallyho, Tallulah!

McEwan, Douglas

365 Ways to Say Goodnight

Ring, Susan, Vitsky, Sally

The Old Man and the Sea Duck (Disney's Tale Spin)

Walt Disney Company, Nordling, Lee

Lee has 8 reviews

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SQUARE BIZ RECORDS
Working with Lee was awesome. He was helpful in many ways and kept me in the loop at all times. Would recommend highly and will use his service again. Sehven Solo El

SQUARE BIZ RECORDS, February 2021

Lee Nordling
Thanks, Sehven! It was a great pleasure working with you, and I look forward to hearing about your future endeavors. --Lee

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C. S. Garcia Martinez
Lee really blew me away with his ability to work to meet my needs and to identify what I needed to get to a better place with my work. He is a natural teacher. Do not expect explicit prescriptions or direction (this is a good thing). He is honest about his background, expertise, and direction.

C. S. Garcia Martinez, January 2021

Lee Nordling
Thanks so much for the kind words, C.S. It was a great pleasure working with you, and I look forward to our next step in the process.

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Raluca Sirbu
What a pleasure to work with Lee. He has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and generously makes it available. I had the fortune to work with him and got more information than from numerous books. He is very supportive and engaged. I have the feeling he is in my corner. Yes, there is constructive criticism that will make one's work better. I know I will knock at his door again. Many thanks

Raluca Sirbu, January 2021


Jeffrey Charles Lester
terrific job

Jeffrey Charles Lester, December 2020

Lee Nordling
It was a pleasure discussing the nature and practicalities of graphic novel publishing with Jeffrey.

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Robin Climo
Lee was very professional and fair in his estimate and great to work with. As a new author, I knew nothing about editing. He was very patient explaining everything that had to be done and went above and beyond what was required of him. If I ever write another book, Lee will be the one I call!

Robin Climo, December 2020

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