Hey there. I’m Kiel Phegley, and somehow you’ve stumbled upon my personal website. That’s fantastic!
I make my living as a writer. Specifically, I’ve spent the past six years or so working as a journalist in the field of comic books and graphic novels. Currently, I serve as News Editor for ComicBookResources.com – the #1 news site of the comics industry. I also worked for three years as a staff writer for industry leader Wizard Magazine, and my interviews, reviews, copywriting and creative work have been published by Publishers Weekly, Marvel Magazines, MTV Blogs and many other print and web outlets.
Meanwhile, I’m also currently in pursuit of a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing For Children And Young Adults at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.
During my years as a journalist, I’ve amassed a wealth of experience in live news reporting, feature writing, content editing and performing live on-camera hosting/reporting from major events including San Diego Comic-Con. I’ve conduced interviews with comic and pop culture luminaries including writers Stan Lee, Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, cartoonists Alison Bechdel and Art Spiegelman, director Kevin Smith, actor Nicholas Cage, director Zack Snyder, “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof and “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker.
I’ve also done scads of writing on kids comics and children’s literature. My interviews subject include “Diary of A Wimpy Kid” cartoonist Jeff Kinney, Archie cartoonist Dan Parent, “Supergirl” writer Landry Walker, Marvel Comics Senior Editor Steve Wacker and many more kid-friendly creator. As a member of the group blog The Cool Kids Table, I’ve written about everything from the modern kids comic magazine to Wonder Woman’s lack of girl-friendly stories to my personal experience at the intersection of kids books and comic creation.
Eventually when this site is fully built, it will host news, interviews and reviews (or as I like to call them “the three ews”) about children’s liturature from novels and comics to film and television. Thanks for being radical.