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JAMES VANCE is an award-winning writer whose career has embraced forms ranging from graphic novels to live theater and journalism.

His 1988 graphic novel Kings in Disguise (with artist Dan Burr) was honored with the Eisner and Harvey awards � the Oscars of their field � and its reissue in 2006 was hailed as one of that year�s ten top comics events by Time.com. His other comics work includes the whimsical Mr. Hero adventure series, and stories for the Batman, Aliens and Predator franchises.

   
A multiple winner of national awards for playwriting, he was commissioned to write the drama �Halls of Ivory� as an official event of the Bicentennial Celebration of the United States Constitution. His play �Stations� was chosen to represent the United States at the International Theater Festival in Monte Carlo.
   
He was commissioned to write a monograph in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution touring exhibit �Climbing Jacob�s Ladder,� and his script for the related television documentary �Hope is the Last Thing to Die� was honored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
 

In collaboration with his late wife Kate Worley, he has written a novel for the mystery market, and is presently at work on a new book in a similar vein. Working with artist Reed Waller, he is also shepherding Kate�s all-new conclusion to the popular Omaha the Cat Dancer comics series into print.

 
Once again working with Dan Burr, Vance is currently completing a sequel to Kings in Disguise. Titled On the Ropes, that sequel will be issued by W.W. Norton in the near future.
 
 
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