Hi! My name is Stephen D. Sullivan, and I’ve been working professionally in fantasy publishing as an author, artist, and editor since 1980.
I was a TSR editor and artist during the early days of Dungeons & Dragons, and I helped found Pacesetter Ltd., creators of CHILL and a bunch of other award-winning games. Over the years, I’ve written and created art for some of the best known properties in the world including Star Wars, The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Iron Man. For the past 25 years, I’ve been a freelancer most of the time (though I’ve occasionally taken a staff position to help pay the bills). I co-hosted Uncanny Radio — where I was known as “Manwolf” — with my friend Linda Godfrey, and nowadays I make occasional appearances on Monster Kid Radio and the B-Movie Cast podcasts.
An ultra-brief version of my life story goes like this:
I was born in 1959, grew up in Massachusetts, attended SMU (U. Mass, Dartmouth), and moved to Wisconsin to work on Dungeons & Dragons in 1980.
I’ve been here ever since, writing stories, drawing, gaming, raising kids with my wife (whom I’ve been with since 1980 as well), and taking on miscellaneous strange projects – like Uncanny Radio and Time Wankers.
I’ve had more than 50 books published (counting the anthologies and the ghost-written stuff only alluded to on this site) and written a boat-load of short stories. I’ve worked on more comics and games than I can easily count. Along the way, I’ve won some cool, prestigious awards. In my “spare” time, I also run a small publishing house, Walkabout Publishing.
As always, I’m happy just to be making a living (if you can call it that), doing what I love.
You can write to me: via this link (click here) — but please be kind (and patient), okay? Thanks!
I hope you have fun browsing the rest of my site. You’ll find lots more info about my work there and, hey, maybe you’ll even want to buy something. (I don’t want to be a starving artist all my life, you know!)
Take a lesson from the big guy: Don’t mess with SDS!
I am searching for the Sandman. Will you help me, please?
Hi Paul — The only way I know to get the original Pacesetter boxed version of Sandman would be to find a used on on Amazon or Ebay or a used game site. There is a guy who in theory published a reprint, but he’s a scumbag who screwed me over. So please avoid the “new” version. (And that version isn’t the same, anyway.) Sorry I don’t have more specific advice. — Steve