Hannibal Tabu

Location Los Angeles, CA
Occupation web producer
Website http://www.operative.net
IM (AIM) thezapdad

Books by Hannibal Tabu
  • by Hannibal Tabu
    Telepoetics, 2005.
  • About Me

    Born in Rockford, Illinois; raised in Memphis, Tennessee; matriculated in Tacoma, Washington and broadcasting live from Los Angeles, Hannibal Tabu is a writer, a brother, a husband, a misanthrope, a son, an emcee, an uncle, a poet, a designer, a nephew, a romantic, a storyteller, and by god, a fan. He spent more than ten years doing the journalist thing for Vibe, Slave Trade, MTV Online, Rap Pages, America Online, the Los Angeles Sentinel, Spinnerrack.com, Speak and The Source. Hannibal has worked as a web designer/producer and graphic artist for American Honda, eHobbies.com, Quicken.com, Express.com, the California Association of REALTORS, Disney Channel, NextPlanetOver.com, Toyota Motor Sales, California Bank & Trust and many more. As a poet, Hannibal has been published in The Drumming Between Us, (sic) Vice Verse, Drumvoices Review, Voices From Leimert Park and other anthologies, as well as being author of the collection BORN BENEATH AN ANGRY STAR and co-author of FLIGHT MANUAL. As a novelist, he's written THE CROWN: ASCENSION (available on Amazon.com) and the forthcoming FARAWAY from Writers of Worlds Publishing. For six years he was the editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Herald-Dispatch group of newspapers, and uses his Operative Network website (www.operative.net) to publish his poetry, market what he's doing, rant at the world and emit strangled cries for help. In addition to all that, Hannibal collects comic books, has scores of action figures, is a Mac OS zealot, sings karaoke, practices a form of spirituality based on ancient Egyptian belief, and goes to bed every morning, secretly hoping that half the world will commit suicide in his honor.

    Why do you write?

    I feel like I'm a part of a circuit, channeling energy from somewhere ethereal and bringing it to the material world. I see stories everywhere, and I'm driven to tell them.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Authors: Douglas Adams, Jenoyne Adams, Iain Banks, George Orwell, Octavia Butler, Peter A. David, Christopher J. Priest, Jack McKinney, Haki Madhubuti, Sharon Shinn, Jawanza Kunjufu. Books: Illuminatus Trilogy, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Excession, 1984, Force of Arms, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Starship Troopers, Jovah's Angel, Tapping the Power Within, Enemies: A Clash of Races