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David Bishop is a writer and editor born in New Zealand.
During the 1990's he moved to the UK and became editor of Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD, the latter between 1995 and the summer of 2000.
Paradoxically, despite his successes as a comics editor and as a writer of prose, Bishop has scripted many extremely unpopular comic strips in 2000 AD and the Megazine, including the comics adaptation of "A Life Less Ordinary", with art by Steve Yeowell. "The Spacegirls", a badly executed parody of the Spice Girls, is on the list of 2000 AD 's 20 Worst Strips as chosen by fan rating on the official website. His most recent effort - a "Fiends of the Eastern Front" series for the Megazine - has proven much more popular with readers.
Since leaving 2000 AD in the year 2000, Bishop has enjoyed a successful career as a freelance writer, working on novels of Doctor Who, Judge Dredd and Nikolai Dante His Doctor Who novel Who Killed Kennedy, a journalist's point-of-view on the early Third Doctor stories, is highly popular with fans.
In 2001, Bishop began his career as a writer of "The Phantom" for Team Fantomen. His first story introduced the character Kate Sommerset, who became a fan favourite and main character for several stories. Bishop's work on "The Phantom" has won awards for the "Best Phantom story of the year" in Sweden and Norway on several occasions
In 2007 he won the PAGE International Screenwriting Award in the short film category for his script "Danny's Toys". He has become a prolific author and received his first drama scriptwriting credit when BBC Radio 4 broadcast his radio play "Island Blue: Ronald" in June 2006. Bishop's history of 2000 AD, in a series of articles under the banner name of "Thrill Power Overload", is the most comprehensive currently available. A revised, expanded and updated book version of "Thrill Power Overload" was published in the summer of 2007, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of 2000 AD.
Phantom work by David Bishop
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This article, in the version of October 12, 2007, includes information from Wikipedia: David Bishop.