About Ken Lowery
October 30, 2010
I am a natural-born Texan, though I don’t much act or talk like one.
I have been a writer for as long as I can remember. The first job I ever assigned myself was at age 6: while watching one of the many Jaws sequels, I lugged out my mom’s old typewriter and begun writing up a sequel. Later, at around age 8, I undertook the task of writing my own very serious Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. It was called “Donatello’s Quest,” if you’re curious.
I’ve been writing and creating in some form or fashion since then. I’ve written comic book scripts (some published, some not), short stories, screenplays short and long, and in the journalism field I’ve written movie reviews, editorials, interviews and feature articles. Lately, I’ve added “Web sites” to the list of things I’ve written professionally; that’s SEO work, which boils down to rigging Google to favor my clients’ websites over those of their competition.
I am co-creator of @FakeAPStylebook, a satirical Twitter account which now has over 175,000 followers. The book, which I co-wrote and edited, will be released by Three Rivers Press in April, 2011.
I am co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of The Variants, a comedic Web show about life in a comic book store. Episodes of The Variants have gotten up to 25,000 unique viewers, and the Dallas press continues to lavish the show with praise and awards.
My life has been examining, dissecting, spinning, manipulating, distorting, critiquing and hyping ideas and products put before me.
I ain’t happy unless I’m toying with something.