Thanks to 2005 Boards member Lucas35 for giving us the heads up that the book “The Gamesmaster: My Life in the ’80s Geek Culture Trenches” by Flint Dille is now listed via Amazon.com.
While some may not recognize Flint Dille immediately, we are sure most of us have enjoyed his work. Mr Dille was the story editor on the original G1 Transformers cartoon, and he was involved in several other famous 80’s cartoons like G.I. Joe, Inhumanoids and Visionaries. This is a 312-page hardcover book covering his work with many of these unforgettable cartoons and his career writing interactive novels with Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons. He was also involved as writer, story editor, show runner, and/or producer in other projects with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Frank Miller, Jack Kirby, and many others.
You can already pre-order this book via Amazon for $ 27.00. It is due to be released by June 22, 2020. We are sure it may bring some great information and stories about the original Transformers cartoon and much more. Read the full product description after the jump as well as the cover art. Les us know your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
The Gamesmaster is a narrative memoir chronicling the life and career of Flint Dille. And while he isn’t exactly a household name, you almost certainly know his work―which includes credits from some of the most important and successful entertainment franchises throughout the world across the cartoon, film, video game, and comic book industries and beyond.
Dille started his career writing and producing Saturday morning television shows, including Transformers and G.I. Joe, while also writing interactive novels with Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons. From there, he’d go on to work with the likes of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Frank Miller, Jack Kirby, and a raft of others as a writer, story editor, show runner, and/or producer of iconic entertainment in almost every medium.
Dille’s memoir is an entertaining blend of pop culture, social history, and reportage about the exciting, groundbreaking 1980s, and the parts he and his colleagues, collaborators, employers, and friends played in making it a genuine Golden Age.