Rialto Center for the Arts

Paul JenkinsPaul Jenkins, creator, writer, director and composer, age 43, is one of the premier creators and writers of films, comic books, graphic novels and video games in the world today.  In 1988, Mr. Jenkins became the third employee at Mirage Studios, the creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where he worked in publishing and licensing.  In 1990, he became the Director of Editorial and Licensing at Tundra Publishing, a division of Mirage Studios.

He began his freelance writing career in 1992 as scribe of the DC Comics title Hellblazer (upon which the movie Constantine is based) and wrote that title for over five years.  In 1997, he joined Marvel Comics writing the Inhumans series for which Jenkins brought Marvel its first Eisner Award in 13 years.  While at Marvel, Jenkins created The Sentry, and revived titles such as Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk.  His latest work for Marvel includes the Frontlines series, a part of the Civil War event. Jenkins’ work in the video game genre began with reimagining of the franchise Twisted Metal.  His work includes Twisted Metal: Black, a Platinum seller.  He next wrote  for Eidos and Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction for Radical Entertainment.  In 2006, Jenkins created over 40 comic books and in 2007, he wrote the video game, Darkness, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA award for story.  Jenkins’ creations have generated over $2 billion worldwide through 2009.  He is a world-renowned and award-winning franchise creator, director, writer and composer.

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