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Tom Akel is the Executive Editor of MTV Comics and creator of the indie comics line Heroverse.
Akel also heads production of shows and games at MTV Digital.
Prior to joining MTV, Akel lead mobile and broadband for Comedy Central and Spike TV, where he developed several original animated series and show extensions for online and mobile including Comedy Centralís Telly-award-winning Samurai Love God, founded the Spike Mobile Video Game Awards, produced and directed Robert Kirkmanís Battle Pope, wrote and directed ringtones for celebrities from Stan Lee to Hulk Hogan, and produced dozens of sms, wap, game, and java applications including the award-winning South Park 10: The Game.
Akel is a Professor of game design, programming and animation in the M.F.A. program at Parsons School of Design.
Date of Birth: 11/21/73
Birthplace: Evanston, IL
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