Alexander Danner is a writer working in various media, including prose fiction, comics, and audio drama. He is co-creator of the serial audio drama Greater Boston. He is a script writer on the forthcoming audio adaptation of the classic indie comic series ElfQuest, by Wendy and Richard Pini.
He is also the sound designer of the serial audio drama What’s the Frequency? created by James Oliva, and a contributing sound designer on Unwell: A Midwestern Gothic Mystery. He has appeared as an actor on various audio dramas.
His fiction has appeared in various magazines including The Cantabrigian, The Saturday Evening Post, and Event: Poetry and prose, as well as in the science fiction anthologies Machine of Death and The Girl at the End of the World. He has contributed pieces to both volumes of Colonial Comics, a history comics series about Colonial New England.
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).
Alexander grew up in central Long Island before earning his B.A. in philosophy from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He has lived lived in Cambridge, MA since 2001 with his wife and (sometime later) their son. He received his M.F.A. in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College, where he now teaches undergraduate publishing courses. He has taught courses on writing for audio, game writing, and self-publishing at The Institute for Art and Design at New England College (formerly The New Hampshire Institute for Art).