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Win-Mill Productions publishes two magazines, Spectrum and Wrapped in Plastic, that provide in-depth analysis and commentary on the worlds of television, film, and comics.

Win-Mill Productions came into being in 1991 when Craig Miller and Mark Winter teamed up to create Wake Up!, a short-lived humor magazine that nevertheless received the praise of drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs: “Wake Up! publishes the best satire around.” A philosophically-oriented superhero comic book, Windsor, followed in 1992. The next year, The Cerebus Companion began as a supplement to Dave Sim’s groundbreaking comic book series.

By far our most enduring publications have been Wrapped in Plastic and Spectrum. The former began in October 1992 when Miller teamed up with John Thorne (but kept the "Win-Mill" name--even though Mark Winter had moved on--as "Tho-Mill Productions" and "Mill-Tho Productions" both sounded really stupid). The magazine has appeared every other month. WIP examines Twin Peaks and other work by the show’s co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost. Spectrum, started in September 1994 and appearing four to five times per year, covers “everything except Twin Peaks”: film, comics, music, and lots of (non-TP) television.


CRAIG MILLER has been a writer, artist, and publisher since 1986. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington (where he studied under filmmaker Andy Anderson), his early work ranged from the satirical Renegade Rabbit and philosophical/adventure Windsor comic books to the humor magazine Wake Up!

JOHN THORNE has a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communications and worked as a technical writer for Texas Instruments for nine years. He holds a master’s degree in television production from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he wrote his thesis on narrative theory and the TV series Homicide.

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