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PREISS, BYRON 
 Source (some data) 
  Additions provided by Jim Steranko  
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  PREISS, BYRON CARY [1953-2005] (editor; writer; publisher)  
 Education 
  B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Stanford University Graduate School of Communication  
 Print Media (non-comics) 
  Editor: Books: The Time Machine series 1984 > 84 
  Publisher, Editor & Writer: Byron Preiss Visual Publications 1974-99- Books; CD-ROMs, electronic games and other projects. See list of clients > 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
  Publisher: Books: 1973-99- Are We Alone in the Cosmos? '99; Not in Webster's Dictionary '83; The Ultimate Frankenstein 2003 > 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
  Publisher: Books: 1973-99- Best Children's Books in the World, THe '96; The Rhino History of Rock 'N Roll: the '70s with Eric Lefcowitz '97 > 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
  Publisher: Books: 1973-99- First Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence-with Ben Bova '90; The Ultimate Werewolf '91; The Planets '85 > 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
  Publisher: Books: 1973-99- Son of Sherlock Holmes '77; The Beach Boys '79; The Art of Leo and Diane Dillon '81; The Dinosaurs '81 > 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
  Publisher: Books: 1973-99- The First Crazy Word Book '82; The Bat Family '84; Paul Revere & the Boston Tea Party '87 > 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
  Publisher: Books: 1973-99- The New Dinosaurs 2000; The Little Blue Brontosaurus 2003; The Ultimate Dragon 2003 > 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
  Publisher: Books: 1973-99- The Silent E's from Outer Space '73; The Electric Company Joke Book '73; One Year Affair '76; Dragonworld '79 > 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
  Publisher: Books: 1973-99- The Ultimate Frankenstein '91; The Ultimate Dracula '91;The Vampire State Building '92; The Universe '87 > 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
  Publisher: Books: 1973-99- The Ultimate Zombie '93; The Ultimate Witch '93; Instant American History '94; The Ultimate Alien '95 > 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
  Publisher: Weird Heroes (several volumes of pulp-related stories illustrated by top comics artists) 1977 > 77 
  Writer: Magazines: Fiction Illustrated 1976 > 76 
  Writer: Many of the books he published  
 Other career notes 
  Editor & Developer: DC's Edugraphic program of educational comics 1970 > 70 
  Packager: Clients: HarperCollins, Penguin, Putnam, Simon & Schuster, Random House  
  Packager: Clients: Microsoft, Forbes/American Heritage, Fox Interactive, Comedy Central  
  Packager: Clients: MSNBC, Imax, Scientific American, the Grand Ole Opry, Yahoo!  
  Packager: Clients: Rizzoli, Scholastic, and Oxford University Press  
 Honors 
  Harvey Award Best American Edition of Foreign Material 2005 [for BLACKSAD 2]  
  Inkpot Award (San Diego Comicon) 1977 > 77 
 Promotional comics 
  BLOCK, THE (prod/) 1970 anti-drug comic produced with JIM STERANKO > 70 
 BYRON PREISS VISUAL PUBLICATIONS 
  Support (packag/publ/ed/) 1975-99- graphic albums and prestige books for other publishers > 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
 Fan & trade zines 
  Collector's Dream (contrib/) 1978 > 78 
 BANTAM BOOKS 
  SCHLOMO RAVEN (wr/) 1976 > 76 
  SON OF SHERLOCK HOLMES~ (wr/) 1977 graphic album > 77 
  STAR FAWN~ (wr/) 1976 graphic album > 76 
 DC COMICS 
  ROBIN (wr/) 1992 > 92 
  ROBIN 3000 (ed/wr/) 1992 > 92 
  YOUNG LOVE~ (wr/) 1971 > 71 
 HEAVY METAL 
  HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE~ (wr/) 1979 > 79 
  Text (wr/) 1979-82 > 79 80 81 82 
 MARVEL COMICS 
  SPIDEY (wr/) 1972-76 > 72 73 74 75 76 
 NATIONAL LAMPOON 
  NATIONAL LAMPOON~ (wr/) 1973+ > 73 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 
 PYRAMID BOOKS 
  Support (ed/) early-1970s > 70 71 72 73 
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