Los Angeles, CA
Steve Niles is a writer, best known for works such as 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Simon Dark, Mystery Society, Frankenstein Alive Alive, Monster & Madman and Batman: Gotham County Line. He is credited among other contemporary writers as bringing horror comics back to prominence. Steve got his start back in Washington DC through his own Arcane Comix, writing and publishing comics and anthologies since the mid-80's.
Coming from IDW, Steve is writing "The October Faction", a new series of the ongoing adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family. Cal McDonald continues in the Criminal Macabre series "The Third Child", from Dark Horse, and the Criminal Macabre Casebook #1 has also just been released, as well as in stories currently being published by Steve's own Bloody Pulp Books. Steve has just finished with his 12 part run of Ash & the Army of Darkness for Dynamite, the long-awaited sequel to the movie in comic form.
30 Days of Night sparked renewed interest in the horror genre, released in 2007 as a major motion picture. Other comics he has written have been optioned for films, including Criminal Macabre and Freaks of the Heartland. Currently, Steve's "Breath of Bones, The Tale of the Golem" is set to be directed by Andrew Adamson. Recently, Niles' zombie comic, Remains, was released as part of Chiller Network's "Chiller Presents" series.
Steve has just released "Ghosts of Krypton" in the new Adventures of Superman. Niles is also working on Frankenstein Alive! Alive! with the legendary Bernie Wrightson. Wrightson has also illustrated Niles' Doc Macabre, The Ghoul and Dead She Said series, all published by IDW. Just released, Monster and Madman with artist Damien Worm, as well as his anthology series, Edge of Doom, with Kelley Jones.
Steve was raised in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, developing his interests in music, writing, and making amateur films. He worked in several comic book stores and played in the bands Gray Matter and Three during the heyday of the Washington harDCore punk scene, both of which released records on Dischord Records label.
Steve resides outside of Los Angeles with his wife, Monica, two dogs, five cats and Gil the tortoise. While there's no crawlspace, there is a questionable closet in one corner and no one is quite sure what is hidden in there... but we have an idea.
Convention Guest Appearances
- FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2021 - September 16-18, 2021 in Salt Lake City, UT
Colorado Festival of Horror 2021 - September 10-12, 2021 in Denver, COCancelled Appearance 2020 Colorado Festival of Horror 2020 - September 11-13, 2020 in Denver, COConvention Cancelled
- Pensacon 2020 - February 28 - March 1, 2020 in Pensacola, FL 2018
- Cave Con 2018 - September 29-30, 2018 in Springfield, MO 2016
- Bakersfield Comic-Con 2016 - November 12-13, 2016 in Bakersfield, CA 2013
- Ottawa Comiccon 2013 - May 10-12, 2013 in Ottawa, ON, Canada 2012
- Long Beach Comic & Horror Con 2012 - November 3-4, 2012 in Long Beach, CA 2006
- Phoenix Cactus Comicon 2006 - September 23-24, 2006 in Mesa, AZ 2003
- Wizard World Chicago 2003 - August 8-10, 2003 in Rosemont, IL
- MegaCon 2003 - February 28 - March 2, 2003 in Orlando, FL