Born on the 15th of January 1976, Scott Synder is a famous American Comic Book writer. Voodoo Heart, a collection of short stories, is one of his famous works. Scott is acclaimed for his work as a short story writer rather than a comic book writer.
He is listed as one of the most popular Comic book authors, with a net worth of a whopping $1.5 million, which also makes him one of the richest Comic book writers of all time.
His popular comic books include American Vampire, Detective Comics, Batman, Justice League, Wytches, and Swap things. He is ranked in the elite list of famous celebrities born in the United States.
|Real Name||Scott Snyder|
|Profession||Comic Book Author|
|Date of Birth||15 January 1976|
|Age (as of 2022)||46 years|
|Birthplace||New York City|
|Hometown||New York City, United States of America|
|School||Riverdale Country School, Columbia University School of the Arts|
|Educational Qualification||Degree in Creative Writing|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 179 cm
in meters- 1.79 m
in feet inches- 5'9"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 71 kg
in pounds- 157 lbs
|Debut||Marvel Comics |
|Awards||• Harvey Award for Best New Series
• Eisner Award for Best Limited Series
• Eisner Award for Best New Series
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Children||Jack, Emmett and Quinn|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$1.5 Million|
Early Life and Biography
Scott Synder was born on January 15, 1976, in New York City, United States. He was fascinated by books from a young age. At the age of only nine, his counselors read him “Eyes of the Dragon“, written by Stephen King, and it really jump-started his love of story-telling.
All of this happened when he attended a summer camp, and after getting influenced, he started his writing career. He mentioned Alan Moore and Frank Miller as his favorite authors.
Scott Synder studied at Columbia University School of the Arts as well as Riverdale Country School. He studied at Riverdale Country School and graduated from a renowned University named Brown University with a creative writing degree.
In his early years, Scott worked at Walt Disney World for over a year as a custodian at the beginning. After he suffered an injury on his shoulder, he quit the job as problems with his co-workers began. He later auditioned and grabbed roles of the characters.
Snyder’s Disney World stent had a strong influence on his writing career.
He said, “It did a world of good for my writing. All the things I ended up writing about, those things that are deeply frightening to me—fear of commitment and growing up, fear of losing loved ones, the wonder and terror of falling in love all of it was constantly being played out all around me in this weird, cartoonish, magnified way at Disney.”
Scott Snyder’s Career
Scott Synder published his first short story named “Voodoo Heart” in June 2006. From various renowned publishers such as Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist, the starred book got positive reviews.
“The Thirteen Egg” short story was written by Scott for an anthology “Who Can Save Us Now? Brand New Superheroes and Their Amazing (short) stories” in 2008. While pursuing his writing career, he also taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, and New York University.
For the Best American Short stories anthology shortlist in 2007, his inspiration, Stephen King, had handpicked two of his stories, namely “Wreck” and Dumpster “Tuesday.”
He started his comic writing career in 2009 when he first started writing for Marvel Comics. Later, he transitioned his writings into the four-issue miniseries “Iron Man” in April 2010.
The first five issues feature Stephen King’s original storyline in Scott’s “American Vampire” book. He was awarded the Eisner Award for Best New series in 2011 along with the Harvey Award for Best series.
He began writing “The Wake” after leaving the “Swamp Thing” series due to an issue in 2013. He also coauthored “Batman Eternal” series, Justice League: No Justice with Joshua Williamson and James Tynion IV.
His recent work includes Nocterra, which was a television adaptation currently in development at Netflix. This was drawn by Tony S. Daniel, a Detective Comics artist.
An eight-title digital-first deal was announced by the author with comiXology Originals. The first three from this set of eight named “The first three“, “We Have Demons“, “Clear“, and “Night of the Ghoul” debuted in 2021. The first two debuted in collaboration with Greg Capullo.
Relationship, Wife, and Children
Scott Synder is married to Jeanie. The couple has three sons together. The first two are named Jack and Emmett.
Snyder later, on March 3, 2019, announced that they were expecting another one which turned out to be a boy who they named Quinn. Quinn was born on May 4, 2019.
Scott Synder is around 179m in height and weighs around 71 kg. Looking at his pictures online, he appears to be conscious of fitness, and he is of fair complexion with brownish-black hair. His hair color goes quite well with his skin tone.
According to our research from Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Scott’s properties, cars, and houses amount to a net worth of around $1.5 million. He is also one of the richest comic book authors.
Interesting Facts about Scott Snyder
- Scott pursued writing after he was amazed by Stephen King’s Eyes of Dragon.
- He was influenced by Joy Williams, Raymond Carver, George Saunders, Stephen King, and Denis Johnson.
- He had auditioned at Walt Disney World and got picked for some roles of characters.