John Semper, Jr.
is a screenwriter, producer and story editor with numerous credits in animation for television. He has worked for such diverse companies as Disney Studios
, Warner Brothers Animation, Hanna-Barbera Productions during a career which has also involved development of projects for Jim Henson
, George Lucas
, Stan Lee
, Rob Minkoff
He was producer/story editor of Spider-Man: The Animated Series
, and the episode "Day of the Chameleon" brought him a 1995 Annie Award
nomination for Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation. In 2004, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his work on Static Shock
Semper also created the English-language dialogue for two of Hayao Miyazaki's acclaimed animated features -- Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) and Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) -- and he collaborated with Cynthia Friedlob on the screenplay for the live-action comedy, Class Act (1992).
His books include The Singular Affair of the Missing Ball: A Sherlock Whippet Mystery (Lulu Press, 2005).
Crypt of Creeporia
Semper's most recent creation is the online Crypt of Creeporia
, a blend of humor and horror starring Kommerina DeYoung as Creeporia.