Dan Whitehead has enjoyed a long and eclectic career in publishing, starting as a teenager in 1991 as a games reviewer for Amiga Computing magazine. Since then he has worked across magazines, websites, TV, games, books and comics. His bylines include Fangoria, Hotdog, Big Issue North, DVD & Blu-ray Review, Official Xbox Magazine, Eurogamer, BAFTA and Guinness World Records.

He has also worked as a writer and editor in comics, ranging from children’s titles such as Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes and Rugrats to indie titles Ella Upgraded, Frankenstein Texas, Hex Loader and Midwinter. He has also written graphic novel adaptations of Jason and the Argonauts and Julius Caesar and was both editor and contributing writer on SelfMadeHero’s Edgar Allen Poe anthology Nevermore.

In the field of licensed properties, Dan has also written two official Star Wars books, multiple official Minecraft books and edited the official poster magazine series for the Lord of the Rings movies.

Dan is also a scriptwriter and narrative designer for video games and has worked on critically acclaimed indie adventure Ether One, wartime action game Air Conflicts: Secret Wars, historical arcade game Wulverblade and interactive branching fiction project Closed Hands.

Published Work

Comics and Graphic Novels

Nevermore (Self Made Hero, 2007)

Jason and the Argonauts (Campfire Books, 2012)

Julius Caesar (Campfire Books, 2013)

Midwinter (Self-Published, 2016)

Hex Loader (Self-Published, 2016 – 2020)

Frankenstein, Texas (Heavy Metal, 2020)

Ella Upgraded (Fair Spark Books, 2020)


The Official Star Wars Annual (Egmont, 1998)

Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones (Egmont, 2002)

Sticky Ends (Self-Published, 2011 – short story anthology)

Atlanta meets the Cotton Slaves (Seven Arches Publishing, 2012 – children’s novel)

The Quiet Life (Frisson Comics, 2017 – short story in Knock Knock anthology)

The Alarmist (Rebellion, 2019 – short story in Scarlet Traces anthology)


Hugh: The Unofficial Biography of Hugh Grant (Kandour, 2004)

George: The Unofficial Biography of George Clooney (Kandour, 2004)

Guinness World Records (2008 – 2011, specialist consultant and writer)

What’s A Nice Actor Like You Doing in A Movie Like This? (Self-Published, 2011)

Tooth and Claw: A Field Guide to Nature Run Amok Horror Movies (Self-Published, 2012)

Speccy Nation (Self-Published, 2012)

Speccy Nation Volume 2 (Self-Published, 2016)

Game Over (Studio Game, 2017)

The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen Vol 1 (Indicator, 2017 – Blu-Ray booklet essay)

William Castle at Columbia Vol 1 (Indicator, 2018 – Blu-Ray booklet essay)

The Speccy Nation Quiz Book (Self-Published, 2019)

Self Help for Superheroes (Ice House Books, 2019)

The Ultimate Guide to Billie Eilish (Studio Press, 2020)

The World of Peaky Blinders (Studio Press, 2020)

Minecraft Annual 2021 (Egmont, 2020)

Video Games

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars (bitComposer, 2011 – script writer and story development)

Ether One (White Paper Games, 2014 – script writer and story development)

Wulver Blade (Darkwind Media, 2018 – script writer and story development)

Twisted (Triple Dot, 2018 – scripts for interactive app stories)

Closed Hands (Passenger Games, 2020 – script writer and story development)

Film and Television

Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit (DLT Entertainment, 2016 – 2017 – script writer)

Howard the Duck (101 Films, 2019 – audio commentary for Blu-ray release)

Magazines, Websites and Other Clients

BAFTA, Fangoria, DVD & Blu-ray Review, Hotdog, Birth Movies Death, Official Xbox Magazine, Eurogamer, Big Issue North, The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Poster Magazine.