Josh Trujillo is a writer, editor, and game designer based in Los Angeles. He has worked with clients including Marvel, HBO, Google, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, Shanken Creative Group, Oni Press, Telltale Games, Zynga, and DC Comics, among others.
Trujillo is the creator of the colorful children's book Lost Beast Found Friend, the sports comedy Dodge City, the historical romance Declaration, and the romance anthology Love Machines. His work spans different genre and audiences, specializing in children's fiction, fantasy, history, romance, gaming, and LGBTQ issues.
Formerly a lead writer for Telltale Games, Josh has worked on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Batman: The Enemy Within, and The Wolf Among Us 2. He is currently writing unannounced projects for Zynga and Certain Affinity. This passion for gaming extends to his comics work as well. In 2015, he created Death Saves: Fallen Heroes of the Kitchen Table, an anthology collecting stories about what happens to beloved tabletop RPG characters when they run out of hit points. Inspired by the success of the project, Trujillo created the Death Saves Total Party Kill Guide, a book of tabletop gaming advice and a humorous spin on old gaming handbooks. A second volume, Advanced Death Saves, debuted in 2019. Trujillo also designs original tabletop gaming content for Lion Forge's Rolled & Told.
Trujillo has written for various licensed comics, including Rick and Morty and Dream Daddy comics from Oni Press, and the Adventure Time graphic novel series by Boom! Studios. The first two, The Four Castles and President Bubblegum were released in 2016 and Brain Robbers was released in 2017.
Trujillo speaks for inclusiveness and diversity in popular media, and works alongside groups including the USC ONE Archive and Prism Comics. Trujillo's work is featured in DC Comics and IDW's Eisner award-winning Love is Love, benefiting victims of the Orlando nightclub tragedy, and the Ringo award-nominated Mine!, benefiting Planned Parenthood. In 2018, Dodge City was named one of the year's best comics by AV Club.
He is a regular of conventions around the country, and has moderated discussion panels on historical comics, writing all-ages comics, and self-publishing. In 2015, Trujillo organized and moderated San Diego Comic Con's first panel on queer gaming. Josh loves his dog, his country, and is of good moral fiber.
Josh Trujillo's comics writing is represented by Charlie Olsen of Inkwell Management.
You can remain updated on his work by following Josh on Twitter @LostHisKeysMan.