One of the most popular aspects of Zanadu is our 'creator wall' where we shelve and spotlight certain writers or artists who are among the top talents of the medium. Featuring the works of Alan Moore to Kirby to Gene Luen Yang with a bit of everything in between, readers are guaranteed to find their new favorite series amongst the hallowed halls of these comic book titans!
This week we focus on the brilliant BRANDON GRAHAM!
Born in Oregon, Graham grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he was a graffiti artist. He wrote and illustrated comic books for Antarctic Press and Radio Comix, but got his start drawing pornographic comics like Pillow Fight and Multiple Warheads (Warheads would go on to become its own comic published by Oni Press in 2007). In 1997, he moved to New York City where he found work with NBM Publishing and became a founding member of comics collective Meathaus. His book Escalator was published by Alternative Comics in January 2005, when he returned to Seattle. His book King City was published by Tokyopop in 2007 and was nominated for an Eisner Award. In May 2009 Graham announced that King City would continue publication at Image Comics and his Oni Press title Multiple Warheads would resume publication after a delay, this time in color. Also at Image he is the writer on Prophet, the return of a 1990s series, with the rotating roster of artists Giannis Milonogiannis, Farel Dalrymple, and Simon Roy.
//Selected works include//
King City (Tokyopop/Image)
Multiple Warheads (Image)
Escalator (Alternative Comics)
Please ask an employee about Brandon's work next time your in the store if interested! Zanadu is here to help you find your next favorite comic!