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 (almost 16 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 33 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Launa Bucher-Austin
I highly recommend Lee. He is very good at communicating to you, and provides really good feedback.

Launa Bucher-Austin, October 2022


David Wilson
Working with Lee is very rewarding. He will challenge you to do your best work, and not accept anything less. You can expect plenty of positive feedback and constructive criticism, and a dedication to teaching the art of comics writing. I have really enjoyed my collaboration with Lee and I hope to do so again.

David Wilson, September 2022


Ben Clemens
A consummate professional!

Ben Clemens, June 2022

Lee Nordling
Working with Ben continues to be a great experience.

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Pepe Robles
He's thorough and fast; his experienced comments will immediately light your brain with their insightfulness. A great editor who listens (or reads) through your inquiry, your work, and your needs in a way that only enhances and empowers your writing abilities. Can't recommend him enough!

Pepe Robles, June 2022

Lee Nordling
Pepe was great to work with. He has his eye set on becoming a professional writer, and his dedication and process will likely get him there.

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Ana Siqueira
What I admired more about Lee is his willingness to help. He replied to all my questions and sent me extra material to read and work on. He even helped me with the format. He is very knowledgeable and his help made my manuscript so much stronger. Lee does care about our development and teaches a lot. Thank you so much for being the most attentive editor ever.

Ana Siqueira, May 2022

Lee Nordling
Thanks for all the kind words, Ana. You had a strong vision for the story you wanted to tell, and then did all the necessary work and homework to turn that vision into a reality. Yay for you!

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