Alexander Danner is a writer working in various media, including prose fiction, comics, and audio drama. His currently shares writing and production on the serial audio drama Greater Boston with co-creator Jeff Van Dreason. He is also sound engineer on the serial audio drama What’s the Frequency? created by James Oliva.
Alexander is co-author of two textbooks about comics: Comics: A Global History, 1968 — Present with Dan Mazur (Thames & Hudson, 2014) and Character Design for Graphic Novels with Steven Withrow (Rotovision/Focal Press, 2007). He has written numerous articles about comics for the online magazines Comixtalk.net and The Webcomics Examiner, among others. He teaches online courses in Graphic Novel writing and literature at Emerson College, in addition to providing guest lectures on comics and graphic novels to various schools and libraries.
Alexander grew up in central Long Island before earning his B.A. in philosophy from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He now lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife and son. He received his M.F.A. in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College, and teaches Writing Audio Narrative and Self-Publishing & DIY Broadcasting at The New Hampshire Institute for Art. He has also taught Writing the Graphic Novel through Emerson College, and delivers talks and guest lectures on writing audio drama as well as the history and writing of comics and graphic novels. He is a member and former President of The Writers’ Room of Boston, a non-profit organization providing secure, affordable workspace to Boston-area writers.