Lee Nordling

Lee Nordling – Editor

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

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.
Services
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Humor & Comedy Middle Grade Picture Books Themes & Motifs
Languages
English (US)
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

Self-employed

Jan, 2007 — Present

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

Comics Creator Prep

Nordling, Lee

The Bramble

Nordling, Lee

Black is for Beginnings

Laurie Faria Stolarz

Tallyho, Tallulah!

McEwan, Douglas

Nightfall

Brown, Scott O.

Ghosting #1

Fred Van Lente

Love Bytes

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg

Unique

Dean Motter & Dennis Calero

Cowboys and Aliens

Rosenberg, Scott Mitchell

The Weapon No. 1

Fred Van Lente

Super Larry

Andy Mangels

Disneys Aladdin #4 Marvel

No information available

Aladdin (Disney's…), Edition# 3

David Riguard ,Jeff Albrecht.

Lee has 38 reviews

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Luis G.

Luis G.

Apr, 2024

Lee is the absolute best on all fronts: professional, kind, responsive, consistently goes the extra mile, and he's always generous sharing his vast knowledge and insights. Thank you, Lee!
Dave M.

Dave M.

Oct, 2023

Lee was terrific. Knowledgeable, responsive and adaptable. Learned allot from his wealth of knowledge and experience.
Lee N.
It was a real pleasure working with Dave and his team, and I appreciated their willingness to adapt to the needs at hand.
Luis G.

Luis G.

Jul, 2023

Working with Lee was a true pleasure. He is the consummate professional, generous with his time and talents, and provides invaluable support and feedback. On top of all that he is always responsive and kind. I consider myself very lucky for the opportunity to work with him and my work will benefit from his guidance for years to come.
Lee N.
It was a real treat working with Luis on his book, and I look forward to continuing the relationship.
Karen J.

Karen J.

Jun, 2023

Lee was a great help as a developmental editor for my graphic novel. He provided on-point insights into my characters' arcs and motivations, and helped me weave them more clearly into my story. He's very generous with his time and vast expertise, and empathetic to the ups and downs of authorship. He's also supportive and kind, and I highly recommend working with him.
moe S.

moe S.

Jan, 2023

Working with Lee was great. His feedback and assessment helped me have a clearer path for my book and answer some personal doubts I had. His knowledge in comics was extremely useful. Lee helped me even beyond the agreed upon scope of work and I am very grateful for that.
Lee N.
Moe's writing is personal and it brings you comfortably into his view of the worlds and people he encounters. His art style is unique, and consistently so, which is much harder to do than most peop...
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