ALEX SIMMONS
Writer/Arts-n-Ed Consultant/Speaker/Producer

Alex Simmons is an award-winning freelance writer.  He’s also a creator of comic books, screenplays, and stage plays. And as a  teaching artist and consultant he’s shared his years of experience globally.  Yes, being Alex Simmons keeps him very busy.

What He’s Been Up To:

  • He’s written for Disney Books, Penguin Press, Simon and Schuster, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. 
  • Created and wrote the acclaimed adventure comic book series, Blackjack.
  • Written (and in some cases also created) a number of juvenile mysteries under a variety of pseudonyms for many well-known publishers.
  • He has penned educational documentaries and several stage plays.  His plays, Sherlock Holmes & the Hands of Othello, received critical praise.  And it was published in Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama, published by Signet/Mentor Books.
  • Developed concepts and scripts for animation projects.
  • Lead numerous workshops and master classes as a teaching artist. His students range from middle school children to professional educators.
  • Developed and led master classes in the United States, the Netherlands, Ireland, Senegal, India, Russia, and Serbia.
  • Served on panels and delivered lectures on children’s entertainment and educational arenas.  For years he has been a champion of empowering young people through the arts.
  • Currently developing a global comics and creative arts program for children and young artists.
  • Producing the annual family event, Kids Comic Con (which he co-founded), as well as three comic arts exhibits, which have traveled abroad.

Simmons has been a member of various arts and education boards such as …

  • He was recently voted onto the Board of Advisors for the Africa Cartoon Centre, in Nigeria. 
  • Simmons is honored to be on the U.S. State Department’s Speakers List.
  • The New York State Alliance for Arts Education,
  • The New York States Council on the Arts,
  • The Museum for Comics & Cartoon Art.