Writer, editor, and colorist Renee Witterstaetter is the author of Nick Cardy: The Aritst at War, Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira, the children’s book Kerry and the Scary Things, Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan, and Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash among many others.
Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Guardians of the Galaxy, Superman, Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian, The Punisher special projects, and Conan Saga, then going on to spearhead the reintroduction of She-Hulk, at Marvel as well, as part of that legendary run.
She then moved to Topps Comics where she was the editor on X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena and Hercules and is the co-creator—with Jackie Chan and artist Michael Golden– of the successful series, Spartan X which will be made into a trade paperback featuring new material.
She is also the colorist on hundreds of comics from The Avengers to Spider-Man to Captain America to Jurassic Park, among many, many others. “I must have colored a thousand pages of comic books,” she says.
Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for artists like Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Rush Hour 2 (2001), Red Dragon (2002), To Ease the Loss (2001), and Swimming With The Virgin (2006), among others.
In addition to on-going film work, she is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and Eva Ink Artist Group, which represents artists and writers in comics, storyboards, fine art painting and more . Renee is also one of the producers of the Creator Chronicles DVD series with Woodcrest Productions, featuring interviews with major industry creators such as George Perez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Matt Wagner, Joe Sinnott and many more.
Current projects also include new books Michael Golden: Dangerous Curves, Santa Confidential with Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne, and Mark Texeira: Tempest.
In her not so abundant free time, she lectures on storytelling, most recently in China and Russia, fishes, dances, travels and is also curating several major art exhibits featuring U.S. and European talent.