Two-time Bram Stoker Award nominee Taylor Grant has spent the larger part of his career as a storyteller in the book, film and television community. As an author, he has shared pages with Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Blake Crouch, Kelley Armstrong, Joe R. Lansdale, Peter Straub, Bentley Little, and many of the top writers in speculative fiction.
With a career start in children’s entertainment, he served as a staff writer and development consultant for multiple production companies working on various projects including Beetlejuice, The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Bad Dog and Monster Farm – which he co-developed for television.
A development executive at Stan Lee Media, he worked closely with the iconic creator, co-developing multiple series including The Backstreet Project, The Accuser, The Drifter and The 7th Portal. An award-winning screenwriter, Taylor has had numerous feature projects in development at major studios such as Universal, Imagine, Lionsgate and more.
His short films The Vanished and Sticks and Stones both screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and received distribution through Sony and Shorts TV. As of Jan, 2020, Taylor began writing and producing the WEBTOON series Rot & Ruin, a comic adaptation of the New York Times Bestselling novel by Jonathan Maberry. Upon launch, Taylor's comic soared to #1 in the horror category on WEBTOON in its first month, and with nearly 2 million reads globally--it is a certified hit.
Currently, Taylor is the Senior Vice President of IP Development at WEBTOON, the world's largest digital publisher of comics. In this new role, he is heading their cross-platform initiative to bring WEBTOON stories to life as film, TV, and video game projects, as well as explore licensing and merchandising opportunities. He is currently working with the Jim Henson Company to bring the popular series Lore Olympus to life as an animated series, and is a Development Exec on several projects with Crunchyroll, including the global hit Tower of God.