Born and raised in Philadelphia, Chuck Dixon worked a variety of jobs from driving an ice cream truck to working graveyard at a 7-11 before trying his hand as a writer. After a brief sojourn in children’s books, he turned to his childhood love of comic books. In his thirty years as a writer for Marvel, DC Comics and other publishers, Chuck built a reputation as a prolific and versatile freelancer working on a wide variety of titles and genres from Conan the Barbarian to SpongeBob SquarePants. His graphic novel adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit continues to be an international bestseller translated into fifty languages. He is the co-creator (with Graham Nolan) of the Batman villain Bane, the first enduring member added to the Dark Knight’s rogue’s gallery in forty years. He is also one of the seminal writers responsible for the continuing popularity of Marvel Comics’ The Punisher.
After making his name in comics, Chuck moved to prose in 2011 and has since written over twenty novels, mostly in the action-thriller genre with a few side-trips to horror, hardboiled noir and western. The transition from the comics form to prose has been a life-altering event for him. As Chuck says, “writing a comic is like getting on a roller coaster, while writing a novel is more like a long car trip with a bunch of people you’ll learn to hate.” His Levon Cade novels are currently in production as a television series from Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa Productions. He currently lives in central Florida and, no, he does not miss the snow.