Tolly Maggs

Tolly Maggs - Editor

London, UK

Over 5 years of professional experience as editor, proofreader, writer and narrative consultant, specialising in comics and graphics novels.

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Overview

It's a pleasure to meet you! My name is Tolly, and I'm a professional editor, proofreader, writer and narrative consultant, with a strong background in comics, graphic novels and magazines.

I have 4 years of experience as an Editor for comics and magazines at Titan Publishing, the UK's leading sci-fi publisher, working for prestigious licensors such as Square Enix, Ubisoft, Bandai Namco and many more. During this time I was heavily involved with plot writing, character arcs, artistic direction and every other aspect of managing and editing books.

Just to list out the comics I have worked on, I have been Editor for: Life is Strange, Sea of Thieves, Horizon Zero Dawn, Assassin's Creed, Dark Souls, Hard Case Crime Graphic Novels and many more. The genres I am most familiar with are Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance-based narratives.

I'm here to help you realise your vision: storytelling through comics is a very delicate but wonderful avenue to pursue, and I have experience working with some of the best in the industry. My speciality comes down to narrative structure and character arcs, the backbone for any good story. More than anything, comics is a team effort and I have the experience to make your dreams a reality!

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Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree
  • SEO Certificate

Work experience

Editor

Titan Publishing Group
January, 2016 – July, 2020 (over 4 years)

Editor for a wide range of comics and graphic novels, with a particular passion for Video Game based comics adaptations. Excellent skills in proof reading, character arcs and plot management. Plenty of experience pitching and briefing art work used for comic covers.

Portfolio (27 selected works)

Horizon Zero Dawn Vol. 1: The Sunhawk

Toole, Anne, Maulina, Ann

Life Is Strange Volume 1: Dust

Vieceli, Emma, Leonardi, Claudia

Assassin's Creed: The Fall & The Chain

Stewart, Cameron, Kerschl, Karl, Stewart, Cameron, Kerschl, Karl

Life is Strange Volume 2: Waves

Vieceli, Emma, Leonardi, Claudia, Izzo, Andrea

Dark Souls: The Age Of Fire

O'Sullivan, Ryan, Kokereve, Anton

The Illuminati Ball

Buhler, Cynthia von

Ms. Tree Vol. 2: Skeleton In The Closet

Collins, Max Allan, Beatty, Terry, Beatty, Terry

Life Is Strange #1

Emma Vieceli

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, young photography student Max Caulfield became entangled in the dark secrets of Arcadia Bay. She used her strange new abilities to reconnect with her oddest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the men who had murdered Chloe’s closest confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s temporal ... read more

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, young photography student Max Caulfield became entangled in the dark secrets of Arcadia Bay. She used her strange new abilities to reconnect with her oddest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the men who had murdered Chloe’s closest confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s temporal ... read more

Life is Strange #2

Emma Vieceli

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, young photography student Max Caulfield became entangled in the dark secrets of Arcadia Bay. She used her strange new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the men who had murdered Chloe’s closest confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s temporal a... read more

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, young photography student Max Caulfield became entangled in the dark secrets of Arcadia Bay. She used her strange new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the men who had murdered Chloe’s closest confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s temporal a... read more

Life is Strange #3

Emma Viecelli

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} After being invited to a ceremony commemorating the destruction of Arcadia Bay, one year on, Max and Chloe set off to return to the Bay. Treading through their old home brought up more than just complicated emotions as Max is still struggling with inadvertent fluctuations in time and sees a vision of Diana alive and well… as if the s... read more

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} After being invited to a ceremony commemorating the destruction of Arcadia Bay, one year on, Max and Chloe set off to return to the Bay. Treading through their old home brought up more than just complicated emotions as Max is still struggling with inadvertent fluctuations in time and sees a vision of Diana alive and well… as if the s... read more

Life is Strange #4

Emma Vieceli

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} After Max’s collapse she woke up to find herself next to Chloe, in Chloe’s old bedroom. Max is still having strange visions of people and places where the storm never hit – are these glimpses into other realities? Is she jumping through time without real... read more

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} After Max’s collapse she woke up to find herself next to Chloe, in Chloe’s old bedroom. Max is still having strange visions of people and places where the storm never hit – are these glimpses into other realities? Is she jumping through time without real... read more

Life is Strange #5

Emma Vieceli

Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, Max Caulfield used her new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring justice to the murderers of Chloe’s closest confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s abilities came at a cost, however: if Max altered the original timeline – in which Chloe died of a gunshot wound – a hurricane would destroy their hometown, Arcadia Bay.... read more

Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, Max Caulfield used her new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring justice to the murderers of Chloe’s closest confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s abilities came at a cost, however: if Max altered the original timeline – in which Chloe died of a gunshot wound – a hurricane would destroy their hometown, Arcadia Bay.... read more

Life is Strange #6

Emma Vieceli

Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, Max Caulfield used her new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the murderers of Chloe’s closest confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s abilities came at a cost however: if Max altered the original timeline – in which Chloe died of a gunshot wound – a hurricane would destroy their hometown, Arcadia Bay. ... read more

Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, Max Caulfield used her new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the murderers of Chloe’s closest confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s abilities came at a cost however: if Max altered the original timeline – in which Chloe died of a gunshot wound – a hurricane would destroy their hometown, Arcadia Bay. ... read more

Life is Strange #7

Emma Vieceli

Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, Max Caulfield used her new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the murderers of Chloe’s confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s abilities cam at a cost, however: if Max altered the original timeline – in which Chloe died of a gunshot wound – a hurricane would destroy their hometown, Arcadia Bay. In one r... read more

Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, Max Caulfield used her new abilities to reconnect with her oldest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the murderers of Chloe’s confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s abilities cam at a cost, however: if Max altered the original timeline – in which Chloe died of a gunshot wound – a hurricane would destroy their hometown, Arcadia Bay. In one r... read more

Life is Strange #8

Emma Vieceli

Tristan told his tory to Max – during a drug deal gone bad, his powers kicked in, and he phased away, just when his friend needed him the most. In the chaos, the cops closed in and Tristan’s friend was shot, his final words cursed Tristan for abandoning him… even though Tristan was there the whole time. Max realized the significance of finding another person with powers, however, Chloe felt be... read more

Tristan told his tory to Max – during a drug deal gone bad, his powers kicked in, and he phased away, just when his friend needed him the most. In the chaos, the cops closed in and Tristan’s friend was shot, his final words cursed Tristan for abandoning him… even though Tristan was there the whole time. Max realized the significance of finding another person with powers, however, Chloe felt be... read more

Life is Strange #9

Emma Vieceli

After being torn away from her world, time traveller Max found a reality where Rachel Amber was still alive, and with Chloe Price. As time passed, Max continued to struggle to adjust. Chloe has been working in a garage, while picking up her first commission as a sculptor. Rachel, who’s a live streamer and influencer, as well as aspiring actor, ahs been offered a touring theatrical gig that wil... read more

After being torn away from her world, time traveller Max found a reality where Rachel Amber was still alive, and with Chloe Price. As time passed, Max continued to struggle to adjust. Chloe has been working in a garage, while picking up her first commission as a sculptor. Rachel, who’s a live streamer and influencer, as well as aspiring actor, ahs been offered a touring theatrical gig that wil... read more

Life is Strange #10

Emma Vieceli

After seeing Tristan’s powers in action before their eyes, Max used the opportunity to tell them the truth about everything, from the storm, to Chloe’, to Max’s time travel powers. Max was honest with Chloe and Rachel, and herself, for the first time since she arrived and explained she wanted to go home, if that’s even possible. Later, escaping to watch The High Seas band practice, to get her ... read more

After seeing Tristan’s powers in action before their eyes, Max used the opportunity to tell them the truth about everything, from the storm, to Chloe’, to Max’s time travel powers. Max was honest with Chloe and Rachel, and herself, for the first time since she arrived and explained she wanted to go home, if that’s even possible. Later, escaping to watch The High Seas band practice, to get her ... read more

Life Is Strange #12

Emma Vieceli

For one fleeting moment, Max was together with her original Chloe again. Holding onto the memory tightly, Max pleaded to Chloe to wait for her… until she was woken in her new reality. The lucid dream put such a strong hold on Max that even urgent texts from Tristan hadn’t stirred her.Meanwhile, Rachel prepared for her upcoming Hamlet tour. Mulling over the death of her character, Ophelia, Rach... read more

For one fleeting moment, Max was together with her original Chloe again. Holding onto the memory tightly, Max pleaded to Chloe to wait for her… until she was woken in her new reality. The lucid dream put such a strong hold on Max that even urgent texts from Tristan hadn’t stirred her.Meanwhile, Rachel prepared for her upcoming Hamlet tour. Mulling over the death of her character, Ophelia, Rach... read more

Life Is Strange #11

Emma Vieceli

Chloe introduced Rachel to their new mode of transport, and home when they’re touring – Gladys. Tristan showed Max a newspaper that revealed Max had arrived in this timeline the day that Tristan got his powers. He offered the photo could be a way for her to jump back and rewind all that had happened, but Max refused to sacrifice him. Meanwhile, Tristan’s attempt to phase from one string of tim... read more

Chloe introduced Rachel to their new mode of transport, and home when they’re touring – Gladys. Tristan showed Max a newspaper that revealed Max had arrived in this timeline the day that Tristan got his powers. He offered the photo could be a way for her to jump back and rewind all that had happened, but Max refused to sacrifice him. Meanwhile, Tristan’s attempt to phase from one string of tim... read more

Assassin's Creed Bloodstone Volume 1

Dorison, Guillaume, Bufi, Ennio

Assassin's Creed Bloodstone Volume 2

Dorison, Guillaume, Bufi, Ennio

Watch_Dogs: Return To Rocinha

Kansara, Simon, Horne, Champelovier, Simon

Minions Paella!

Lapuss', Stephane, Collin, Renaud

Life Is Strange #2.1: Partners In Time

Vieceli, Emma, Leonardi, Claudia, Izzo, Andrea

Life is Strange #2.2: Partners in Time

Vieceli, Emma, Leonardi, Claudia, Izzo, Andrea

Life is Strange #2.3: Partners in Time

Vieceli, Emma, Leonardi, Claudia, Izzo, Andrea

Tolly has 4 reviews

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Mike Golding
A thorough professional. A pleasure to work with.

Mike Golding, April 2021


Kris Longfield
Truly excellent, helpful notes that were geared towards helping me accomplish what I was trying to do.

Kris Longfield, April 2021


L G Scott
I have learnt a lot from working with Tolly. He put a lot of work into my project, his knowledge really helped me to strengthen my writing overall. Encouraging me by highlighting parts that work well while suggesting changes for those that dont. In order to know how good he is you need to work with him. As such I highly recommend working with Tolly and want to thank him for everything he has ...
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L G Scott, October 2020


Farid Haque
Great inputs into the work. Not very flexible with his ability to go beyond a very rigid set of hours and cannot support over weekend also which made it tough to collaborate over a tight deadline but still produced quality work for us which was very useful given tight timelines. Very professional guy.

Farid Haque, September 2020

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