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Robert Payne Cabeen is a screenwriter, artist, purveyor of
narrative horror poetry, and now a novelist. His screenwriting credits include Heavy Metal 2000, for Columbia/TriStar, Sony Pictures, A Monkey’s Tale, and Walking with Buddha.  Cabeen’s illustrated book Fearworms: Selected Poems was a 2015 Bram Stoker Award nominee. As creative director for Streamline Pictures, Robert helped anime pioneer Carl Macek bring Japanese animated features, like Akira and dozens of other classics, to a western audience.

Cabeen received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Otis Art
Institute, with a dual major in painting and design. Since then,
he has combined his interests in the visual arts with screenwriting and storytelling for a broad range of entertainment companies including Warner Brothers, Columbia/TriStar, Disney, Sony, Universal, USA Network, Nelvana and SEGA.

Robert is a city of Lost Angels native. He resides in the
Miracle Mile with his wife Cecile Grimm. Together, they
spawned three offspring—all smarter, better looking and
more talented than he is—but certainly not as scary.
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