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.
In 2009 Jane became an ordained minister and is now performing wedding, commitment and vow reaffirmation ceremonies. Go to Janewiedlin.com for more information!
LADY ROBOTIKA – The Space Opera is based on the Lady Robotika comic book series written and by Jane Wiedlin and Bill Morrison
Bill Morrison started his career in Dee-troit Michigan as a technical illustrator, but what he really wanted to do was draw cartoons. When Bill decided that he had drawn his last diesel fuel pump, he moved to Southern California with his wife and two cats. He began working immediately in motion picture advertising which eventually lead to the opportunity to draw and paint a whole slew of movie posters for Walt Disney. Included in that lengthy list are The Little Mermaid, Bambi, Peter Pan and The Jungle Book.
In 1990, Bill was recruited by Twentieth Century Fox's licensing and merchandising department to draw The Simpsons for nearly all of the T-shirts, video games, posters, toy packaging, etc. which was the fuel of 90's Simpsonmania, and he occasionally took time to create designs for the TV show itself. He also contributed greatly to Matt Groening's publishing endeavors with artwork for Simpsons books and calendars. When Matt decided to start a comic book company, Bill was hired on as art director of Bongo Comics and drew the very first Simpsons comic story. He received an Eisner Award for his contribution to Simpsons Comics #1 and has had a hand in every Bongo Comic to date, either writing, pencilling, inking or supervising. In 1997, Matt Groening went into pre-production on his next show, Futurama. Bill helped out with character design, and when the show began full production, he was brought on board as art director.
In addition to his work on The Simpsons and Futurama, Bill has written and drawn his own comic book series; the four-time Eisner Award-nominated Roswell, Little Green Man and co-created the comic book series Heroes Anonymous. He has also recently written a Captain Carrot mini-series for DC Comics. His current creative obsession is, of course, Lady Robotika, which he is co-creating with his friend and partner, Jane Wiedlin.