The minds behind Lady Robotika
Jane Wiedlin is a founding member of the legendary all-female American rock band The Go-Go's and the creator (book, lyrics, music) of the new science fiction musical LADY ROBOTIKA: THE SPACE OPERA.
The Go-Go's achieved enormous success in the 1980's, selling out Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl (three times) and appearing twice on the cover of Rolling Stone. They have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and have been nominated for a Grammy. The band were the first ever all-girl group to write their own songs, play their own instruments, and become immensely popular doing it. They still are.
Jane has released six albums of her own. Rolling Stone magazine called her last solo album "Kissproof World", a "solo tour de force by an entrepreneur, an actress and rock goddess". Besides being a songwriter, guitarist and singer, she is also a playwright, an atheist minister (licensed to perform weddings), a comic book author, an actor, and animal rights activist.
Jane divides her time between San Francisco, Hawaii Island, and Mendocino County and is currently bringing her musical LADY ROBOTIKA: THE SPACE OPERA to the stage. She is happiest when she is creating, singing, or playing with her dogs.
LADY ROBOTIKA: The Space Opera is based on the Lady Robotika comic book series written by Jane Wiedlin and Bill Morrison
Bill Morrison is an artist and comic book creator best known for his work on The Simpsons books and comics. His ability to draw in Matt Groening’s quirky, bulgy-eyed, big overbite style put him in demand and he was also hired to draw the characters for nearly all of the T-shirts, video games, posters, toy packaging, etc. that fueled the initial Simpsons craze in the 1990’s.
Morrison was also involved in Matt Groening’s Futurama TV series, serving as art director for the first four seasons of the Emmy Award-winning animated comedy.
Bill is also well known as an illustrator and painted several movie posters for Walt Disney. Included in that lengthy list are The Little Mermaid, Bambi, Peter Pan and The Jungle Book, to name just a few. Morrison has also written and drawn his own comic book series; Roswell, Little Green Man and co-created the comic book series Heroes Anonymous.
Bill is proud to have co-created the Lady Robotika comic book with his dear friend Jane Wiedlin, and is excited to see Lady Robotika come to life on the stage.