Being interested in literature from a very early age, Chris Lambert began writing as a professional at the age of 16 for the Cleveland Scene Magazine, interviewing and reviewing such rock legends as Rod Stewart, Humble Pie, J. Geils Band, Yes, Heart and stars connected with the Beatles Apple Records label such as Billy Preston, Badfinger and more.
After three years of rock journalism, Chris went back to his love of comic books, writing hero histories and analyzing trends as he wrote for Comic Book Marketplace and the Kirby Collector, being labeled “The Will Rogers of Comic Books.” After spending a few years as an Overstreet Advisor to the yearly Comic Book Price Guide, Mr. Lambert created and wrote the independent comic character…Happy. He capped off the early part of his writing career by contributing to the best seller, “Superman at 50,” with comic legends, Denny O’Neil, Curt Swan, Harvey Pekar and partner Dr. Phil Skerry.
Attention was being gathered around Mr. Lambert’s career as he wrote, voiced and co-produced a daily history of a comics type radio show, called “The Comic Corner.” Shortly afterwards, Chris wrote for PLUS,
Project Literacy U. S. This was the brainchild of First Lady, Barbara Bush and as his tenure there ended, Mr. Lambert received a (still) coveted “thank you” letter from the White House.
From there, Chris spent a dozen years as a columnist for the News-Herald, writing about comics, film and real life subjects. He returned to the rock and roll world long enough to edit a book on the history of Apple Records rock band…Badfinger. Then after assisting the producer on a Pete Ham (key member of Badfinger) solo CD, Mr. Lambert contributed writing to The VH-1 “Behind the Music” series for television.
After a very short stint writing for the Sci-Fi channel, Chris began blogging for the News-Herald on the subject of comic books and teaching both film and comics at Lakeland Community College while lecturing at Cleveland State and Lake Erie College. Then came three years as a co-host of the radio show…”The Friday Show.” Mr. Lambert has continued that trend talking film (and comics) on the weekly podcast “Lambert and Lynch in the Lobby.”
Starting five years ago, Chris has also begun performing a one man show on the life of film genius, Orson Welles. Call this cosplay for movie legends. At the same time, Mr. Lambert has created and written a line of pulp novels for the Bystander Group LLC. These novels feature sci-fi, super heroes, supernatural as well as adventure and children’s themes. He appears regularly at local conventions and the Mentor Barnes and Noble.