Roland Mann is a writer, editor, and professor. As writer, he is best known for his work on Cat & Mouse, a comic which ran for nearly two years, garnered critical acclaim and led Roland to other work. Other titles Roland wrote include Rocket Ranger, Miss Fury, Planet of the Apes: Blood of the Apes, Krey and Demon’s Tails.
As editor, Roland is best known for his time as a Malibu/Marvel Comics editor where he edited The Protectors line of comics and many Ultraverse titles. While there, he developed a knack for finding and promoting new and budding creative talent. Roland also served as Editor and Publisher of Silverline, a line of independent comics that included such titles as Switchblade and The Scary Book.
As professor, Roland has taught ESL, English and Creative Writing at the university level. He is also a frequent writing workshop leader/mentor, regularly leading the week long Fall Writing Retreat at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center in Arkansas. He is a speaker at writing conferences where many find his sessions encouraging.
Roland earned his Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Spalding University, A Master’s degree in English from the University of North Alabama, and a Bachelor of Science in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to his work in comics and academics, Roland has been a newspaper editor, an advertising flunky and a collegiate furniture sales rep. In 2000, Roland committed his life to Christ and is a changed person. He knows that single statement will keep him off the job list for some, but he probably didn’t need those jobs anyway.
Roland’s first novel, Buying Time, was published in 2010 as were his graphic novel adaptations of the classic novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Roland currently lives in Winter Springs, Florida with his wife BJ, daughter Brittany, and son Brett, where he is busy working on his next project. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.