Monday, November 23, 2009


Author Tea Krulos with The Watchman. Photo by Paul Kjelland.

As a lifelong comic book fan, an admirer of unique individuals, and freelance writer, I jumped at the chance to write a short feature on my local Milwaukee real life superheroes for Milwaukee magazine. As I worked on the article, I learned about the many facets and characters of the scene and soon was confident I had enough material for Heroes in the Night. I began interviewing and researching.

As a freelance writer, I have written for the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee’s weekly paper, Milwaukee magazine, the Riverwest Currents, Third Coast Digest, Alt- magazine, CafĂ© Racer, Blood and Thunder Roller Derby magazine, and write a column examining bar legends in the Alcoholmanac.
I also acted as managing editor for UnderCurrents, a monthly A and E newspaper, and Riverwurst Comics, an anthology of alternative comics. In both of these editorial roles, I helped promote both publications, setting up gallery and live music events, sending out press releases, and talking about the projects on radio and local news television.
Heroes in the Night is my first book.
I am 31 and live on the east side of Milwaukee in the Riverwest neighborhood with my comic book collection.


  1. You've piqued my interest. Will this book be a celebration of the movement (triumph of the human spirit, etc etc), or a more critical survey that looks into some of the admitted absurdities of the movement?

  2. Inspiration is found in the unlikeliest of places, even a few random lines of text on a lazy, snowy afternoon. A favorite quote ('cause I do love me some quotes):

    A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Well done, Mr. Krulos; congrats.