Evan Skolnick

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Evan Skolnick

American writer, editor and producer who has created content in a wide variety of media including newspapers, magazines, comic books, books, websites, CD-ROMs, computer games and video games add

Category: Literature

Born in 1966.

Countries: United States (50%), New Jersey (25%), California (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Hyperspace Cowgirls, Marvel Comics, Valerie D'Orazio

Linked to: Marvel Comics, Vicarious Visions, University of Connecticut, Acclaim Entertainment




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Evan Skolnick was born in 1966 add something


In December 1988, Skolnick was hired by Marvel Comics as an editorial assistant add something


However, financial and political pressures forced Skolnick to leave Marvel in 1995 as part of the first of a series of downsizings experienced by the leading comic book publisher add something


After getting his feet wet for a year at a New Jersey interactive agency for clients such as ADP and Paine Webber, Skolnick was hired in 1999 by NYC-based CyberAction Inc., a developer of digital trading cards delivered via CD-ROM and the Web. The concept was unique and major licenses such as Star Trek and Major League Baseball made for interesting content add something


Valerie D'Orazio - After her two and a half year stint with Acclaim Entertainment under the direction of editors such as Madeleine Robins, Evan Skolnick, and Fabian Nicieza, D'Orazio joined the DC Comics staff in 2000 as Coordinator in their Creative Services department


But when the Internet bubble burst in 2001, CyberAction lost its funding and Skolnick was forced to once again look for a new challenge add something


Skolnick was hired in 2001 as senior producer at Hyperspace Cowgirls, a small interactive studio based in Manhattan that was moving from developing websites and CD-ROMs to developing video games add something


A combination of poor cash flow controls and a lack of bridge funding doomed Hyperspace Cowgirls in 2002, and Skolnick moved upstate to work as a producer for the prominent video game developer Vicarious Visions, where he remains today add something


He is credited as being a lead writer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, set for release in fall 2009 add something


In July 2011, Skolnick was hired as lead narrative designer at LucasArts and moved to San Francisco add something


In 2014 Watson-Guptill published the Skolnick-authored s://www add something