Area(s) Writer, Editor
|Name Si Spencer|
Role Comic strip creator
|Notable works Books of Magick: Life During Wartime
The Vinyl Underground
Books John Constantine - Hellblaze, The Vinyl Underground: Pretty De, Books of Magick: Life Durin, Life During Wartime: Book 1, Bodies
Si Spencer is a British comic book writer and TV dramatist and editor, with work appearing in British comics such as Crisis, before moving to the American comics industry. He often collaborates with Dean Ormston.
After starting in Crisis, he was signed up for the hip but short-lived title Revolver where two long series, 'Stickleback' and 'YoYo were intended to run. The magazine folded before they saw print though and from 1993 to 1995 he was a regular writer for the Judge Dredd Megazine, creating characters such as Harke & Burr and The Creep as well as working on established characters (e.g. Judge Dredd). Si was also editor of comics and music magazine Deadline between 1991 and 1992.
Among North American publishers his work has primarily appeared in series published by DC Comics under their Vertigo imprint, such as Books of Magick: Life During Wartime.
Si Spencer has also written for television. After winning a 'New Voices' competition with the play 'Tracey and Lewis', he secured a position at the BBC as script editor on primetime cop show City Central. He later worked as a staff writer for the BBC's EastEnders and ITV's The Bill in addition to being storyliner and series editor and contributing scripts to Grange Hill. He was credited as script editor on the 2009 Aardman pilot for CBBC show Men In Coats.
In March 2006, it was announced in issue 368 of Doctor Who Magazine that he was to write an episode for the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood and even made an appearance at the 2006 Bristol Comic Expo to publicise it though he was not among the writers of episodes for the first series. However, a 2010 book Torch, Wood & Peasants, credited to "Webley Wildfoot" details the story of a writer on a fictitious British SF series and contains a script that has several strong similarities to Torchwood.
His recent work includes The Vinyl Underground for Vertigo.
In October 2010 Vertigo published the first issue of a Hellblazer mini series, Hellblazer: City of Demons
Si also runs a Facebook page 'Script Doctor' providing advice and support for new writers.
In June 2014, Vertigo published the first issue of his creator-owned monthly eight issue limited series Bodies
In September 2015, Self Made Hero published the one shot graphic novel Klaxon
In November 2015 Vertigo comics published the first issue of six-part series Slash and Burn