Greg Pak is a Korean American filmmaker and comic book writer best known for his award-winning feature film Robot Stories, his blockbuster comic book series like Planet Hulk and World War Hulk, and his record-breaking Kickstarter publishing projects with Jonathan Coulton, Code Monkey Save World and The Princess Who Saved Herself.
Pak’s recent comics projects include Kingsway West, a creator-owned series from Dark Horse; The Totally Awesome Hulk and Weapon X for Marvel; and Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York for BOOM. Other projects include Action Comics and Batman/Superman for DC; Battlestar Galactica for Dynamite; Dead Man’s Run for Aspen and Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla; and Magneto Testament, Storm, Incredible Hercules (co-written with Fred Van Lente), and many others for Marvel. With artist Takeshi Miyazawa, Pak co-created the character of Amadeus Cho, who won a 2005 Marvel.com fan favorite poll, co-starred for four years in Incredible Hercules, and is now the star of Totally Awesome Hulk. Pak’s run on Marvel’s Incredible Hulk was named the Best Ongoing Series of 2007 by Wizard Magazine and Pak’s Magneto Testament was named the Best Miniseries of 2008 by IGN.
Pak’s feature film Robot Stories, starring Tamlyn Tomita and Sab Shimono, played in 75 festivals, won 35 awards, screened theatrically across the country, and is now available on DVD from Kino. Pak’s feature screenplay Rio Chino won the Pipedream Screenwriting Award at the IFP Market and a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship. Pak wrote the screenplay for the feature film MVP, which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
Pak’s most recent short films are “Mister Green,” starring Tim Kang, and “Happy Fun Room,” starring Cindy Cheung, near-future sci-fi stories that were funded by ITVS for its Futurestates series. Pak’s short film “Fighting Grandpa” won 20 prizes, including a Student Academy Award, and played in over 50 film festivals. Pak’s comic shorts “Asian Pride Porn” and “All Amateur Ecstasy” were among the most viewed films at AtomFilms.com. His shorts “Mouse,” “Po Mo Knock Knock,” “Cat Fight Tonight” and “The Penny Marshall Project” have won awards and screened in dozens of film festivals around the world.
Pak’s other projects include the sci-fi graphic novel and iPad app Vision Machine and the acclaimed Make Comics Like the Pros how-to book, co-written with Fred Van Lente. Pak’s first prose novel, Planet Hulk, is based on his beloved graphic novel and comes out in October, 2017.
Pak has crowdfunded four publishing projects through Kickstarter, including Code Monkey Save World, a graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton, which is Kickstarter’s highest grossing original graphic novel of all time. Pak’s other Kickstarter projects include the children’s books ABC Disgusting and The Princess Who Saved Herself and a book of Kickstarter tips called Kickstarter Secrets.
Professional film and television inquiries can be directed towards Greg Pak’s agent, Sandra Lucchesi, The Gersh Agency, Los Angeles.