John Semper is a writer, story-editor, and producer with over
forty years of experience in the entertainment industry,
focusing primarily on animation and children's television.
Explore this website to learn more about
his extensive and varied career!
The Inkpot Award is an honor bestowed annually since 1974 by Comic-Con International. It is given to professionals for their outstanding contributions in the fields of comic books, comic strips, animation, science fiction, and related areas of popular culture. John's award for his exceptional career of 40+ years in the animation business was presented to him by surprise at the opening of his "Spotlight on John Semper" session at CCI's annual convention, the San Diego Comic-Con.
John is probably best known for his work on the Fox TV series, Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
He co-wrote this animated feature starring the John Stewart incarnation of the DC Comics character, Green Lantern. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, it premiered at the 2022 ComicCon.
John enjoyed bringing the Muppet Fraggles into an animated Fraggle Rock universe.
John wrote a 19-issue story arc for the Cyborg comic book as part of the "Rebirth" of all of the DC Comics super-hero line-up.
If your family watches pre-school programming, see his work on the PBS animated series, Jay Jay the Jet Plane.
If you're a fan of Japanese animation,
see his work on the English language scripts for the Hayao Miyazaki feature films, Kiki's Delivery Service and Laputa: Castle in the Sky.
If you enjoy comedy, check out the Warner Bros. feature film, Class Act, co-written by John.