Daniel Thomas MacInnes


Daniel Thomas MacInnes is the founder of DT Media and the movie website Ghibli Blog. As a pop culture critic and essayist, his writings have been appeared in print and digital media, including GamePro, Newtype Gaming, and Time Out London. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

I am a writer, editor and visual artist with over 20 years’ experience. I began by publishing fanzines in high school, which led to freelance jobs, building several websites, and collaborating on several DVD/Blu-Ray and book projects. Now I am a published author with my own indie label.

Here is a resume of my writing experience (as of 09/2017):

DT Media (2017 – Present): Founded independent publishing label of print and digital media. Wrote/edited 48-page e-zine Bocanada. Wrote/edited three book titles (Zen Arcade, Pop Life, Greatest Hits) which are scheduled for release in 2017.

Ghibli Blog: Conversations on Ghibli, Animation and the Movies (2006 – Present): Editor/writer for cinema arts website. Assemble and write news articles, film reviews and topical essays. Received over 4.4 million page views to date

Horus, Prince of the Sun Blu-Ray (2017): Wrote/edited content for Blu-Ray. Recorded a new audio commentary track, edited and updated all written content. Wrote and edited English subtitles, four essays and production gallery. Wrote the “official” press release.

Antes De Mi Vecino Miyazaki (2016): Wrote introduction to successful book about the pre-Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Published in Spain.

Horus, Prince of the Sun DVD (2015): Wrote/edited content for DVD, including new English subtitle translation, four essays, and a production gallery. Recorded an audio commentary track. Wrote the “official” press release.

Mi Vecino Miyazaki (2014): Wrote mini-review of My Neighbors the Yamada for successful book about the Studio Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata (1st through 4th Editions). Published in Spain.

“The 100 Best Animated Movies Ever Made (2014): Wrote a short essay for Time Out London article. Published in UK.

Lupin the 3rd: The Complete First TV Series (2013): Wrote three essays for Discotek DVD release.

DanielThomas.org (2003 – 2011): Editor/writer for personal arts-themed website. Wrote essays and reviews on movies, music, videogames, and art. Built and maintained an extensive art gallery. Received over 3 million unique visitors in total. Website permanently closed in 2011.

Where to find Daniel Thomas MacInnes online

Where to buy in print


Pop Life: America in the Age of Pop
Price: Free! Words: 117,540. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Pop Life is a collection of essays across four broad themes: film & television, music & hi-fi audio, video games, the political & personal. Author Daniel Thomas MacInnes tackles every aspect of "the pop life" with biting wit, humor and keen insight, bringing readers on an illuminating journey across the cultural landscape.
Zen Arcade: Classic Video Game Reviews
Price: Free! Words: 101,490. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Computer gaming, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Games & Activities / Video & Electronic Games
Do you love to classic video games? Zen Arcade collects 140 reviews of video games across six classic platforms: NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, NEC Turbografx-16, Sega Genesis, and SNK Neo-Geo. Author Daniel Thomas MacInnes, guides you through this living history with warmth, humor and sharp wit. Zen Arcade is a celebration of the vitality and power of classic video games to inspire and entertain.

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