Previously on X-Men
The Making of an Animated Series
by Eric Lewald
In late 1992, on small budgets and under tight schedules, the cast and crew of X-MEN: The Animated Series crafted a television show that, despite an industry full of naysayers, immediately shot to #1. This “kids' show” often landed more than half the TV viewers across America, and a twenty-year gold rush of Marvel motion pictures and TV series followed.
Previously on X-Men is Eric Lewald’s personal, inside account of how the series got on the air, the many challenges that were overcome, and how the show prevailed. The head writer interviewed 36 of the artists, writers, voice cast, and executives who helped make this game-changing series a worldwide success. This book is an authoritative look into the creation of the animated series that nobody expected to succeed. Lewald offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Saturday-morning cartoon series that changed Hollywood.
About the Author
ERIC LEWALD is one of the premier writer-producers in youth-oriented and animated television, with over 500 produced credits. He has been showrunner on 13 series, including ExoSquad, RoboCop: Alpha Commando, Beetlejuice, Mummies Alive, Street Fighter:TAS, and Young Hercules, starring Oscar-nominee Ryan Gosling. Eric has been a studio executive, has helped run a world-renowned Italian motorcycle shop, and has been nominated for an Emmy award. He considers X-MEN: TAS [the animated series] his favorite job ever.
Author Eric Lewald is available for interviews, book signings, and personal appearances.