Russell Payne

Screenwriter, Author

1971 –


Who is Russell Payne?

Russell Payne is an English author of humour, science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, weblogs, graphic novels, comics, and films. His notable works include Morris Telford - A Salopian Odyssey weblog for the BBC and subsequent novel, Marlowe Bidforth's Backpack Adventure, and the Prism award-winning American Spoon Indigo. He collaborated with screenwriter Philip Railsback on a number of screenplays. Famous in writing circles for using a staggering number of pseudonyms, he argues that this helps keep his work fresh, ensures the writing stands on its own merit rather than his reputation and "irritates my publicist so much that it's become a self-destructive habit I can't give up". He is also the co-founder along with Darrell Till of the media production company Tiny Lapel.

The music video "Sell Out Story" for the band "The Ohms" was animated and directed by him as a favour for a friend and went on to win the "2004 Mill Award for new media Animation".

He has recently been appearing at comicbook conventions in the UK giving talks on Jack Kirby and representing the Jack Kirby Museum.

He lives and works near Blackpool, Lancashire.

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on July 23, 2013


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