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Encyclopedia > Brian Wood (illustrator)
Brian Wood

Brian Wood in Brooklyn
Born January 29, 1972
Essex Junction, Vermont
Nationality American
Field graphic designer, illustrator, comic books
Movement Contemporary
Famous works DMZ, Demo, Generation X
Awards Eisner Award (4 times)

Brian Wood (born January 29, 1972) is a writer, illustrator, and graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York. He is known primarily as a comic book creator; Wood both writes and illustrates graphic novels and serialized monthly comic books for a variety of publishers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Essex Junction is a village located in Chittenden County, Vermont. ... Graphic design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. ... An illustrator is a graphic artist who specializes in enhancing written text by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... In military terms, a demilitarized zone (DMZ) is an area, usually the frontier or boundary between two or more groups, where military activity is not permitted, usually by treaty or other agreement. ... Cover of Demo #2 Demo is a 12-issue series of comic books by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan, published 2003-2004 by AiT/PlanetLar. ... Generation X was a Marvel Comics superhero team, a 1990s-era X-Men junior team. ... The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is given for creative achievement in comic books. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... An illustrator is a graphic artist who specializes in enhancing written text by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. ... Graphic design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... A comic book artist at work. ... Graphic novel (sometimes abbreviated GN) is a term for a kind of book, usually telling an extended story with sequential art ( comics). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ...


During his comics career, Wood held a day job for several years as a staff designer for Rockstar Games, designing for video game franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Midnight Club, Max Payne, Smuggler's Run, and Manhunt. He is also one of the most distinctive graphic designers in the comics industry, having created covers for Warren Ellis's Global Frequency, his own DMZ and many others. R* redirects here. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a computer and video game created by DMA Design (now Rockstar North) and published by ASC Games in 1998. ... This article is about a video game. ... Max Payne is a third-person shooter computer game developed by the Finnish company Remedy Entertainment, produced by 3D Realms and published by Gathering of Developers in July, 2001 for Windows. ... Smugglers Run is a video game developed by Angel Studios (now Rockstar San Diego) and published by Rockstar Games for PlayStation 2 on October 26, 2000. ... Manhunter: New York and Manhunter 2: San Francisco Manhunt is a controversial video game released by Rockstar Games in November, 2003. ... This article is about the comic book author. ... Global Frequency is a comic book published by Wildstorm Productions, created and written by Warren Ellis. ... DMZ is also the name of a character from Blood Syndicate The first panel of #1, showing the setting for DMZ. Art by Brian Wood for DC Comics. ...


Wood's illustrations have appeared in Punk Planet, Bail Magazine, The SF Bay Guardian, and short films for Nike. Punk Planet is a 16,000 print run punk fanzine, based in Chicago, USA, that focuses most of its energy on looking at punk as a sub-culture rather than as simply some music that teenagers listen to. ... // The San Francisco Bay Guardian (also known as the SF Bay Guardian, Bay Guardian, and the Guardian) is a free alternative newspaper published weekly in San Francisco, California. ... Nike, Inc. ...

Contents

Career in comics

Cover of DMZ #17, story and cover art by Brian Wood.
Cover of Local #8, story by Brian Wood and art by Ryan Kelly.
Cover of Local #8, story by Brian Wood and art by Ryan Kelly.
Promo art for The Couriers #17, art by Rob G.
Promo art for The Couriers #17, art by Rob G.

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Early career

Born in Essex Junction, Vermont, Wood moved to New York City in 1991 and went on to graduate from Parsons School of Design in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration. His first professional work in comics was the 5-issue miniseries Channel Zero, published by Image Comics in 1997, created as part of a final project for graduation from Parsons. Channel Zero is set in a dystopian near-future New York City where the tenets of Mayor Giuliani have grown into a freedom-restricting government initiative called 'The Clean Act'. The protagonist is Jennie 2.5, a DIY media personality. Channel Zero was orphaned shortly after Image Comics sold out of the first print run of the collection, opting not to return to press. AiT/Planet Lar acquired it soon afterwards and has kept the graphic novel in print. Essex Junction is a village located in Chittenden County, Vermont. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Parsons School of Design, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, is a design school affiliated (since 1970) with the New School University. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ... A dystopia (or alternatively cacotopia) is a fictional society, usually portrayed as existing in a future time, when the conditions of life are extremely bad due to deprivation, oppression, or terror. ... Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III, (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, businessman, and Republican politician from the state of New York. ... AiT/Planet Lar is an American comic book publishing company. ...


Wood was absent from comics for several years, working at a series of internet design jobs during the dot-com boom. In early 2000, Warren Ellis offered Wood a co-writing job on Marvel Comics' Generation X, as part of Ellis's Counter-X run (in which Ellis served as 'Plotmaster'). Wood co-wrote issues #63–70 with Ellis, and wrote #71–75 on his own. The series was canceled as part of incoming editor-in-chief Joe Quesada's attempts to simplify the X-Men franchise. Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ... This article is about the comic book author. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Generation X was a Marvel Comics superhero team, a 1990s-era X-Men junior team. ... Joseph Joe Quesada (born December 1, 1962), colloquially known as Joe Q, is the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and a comic book writer and artist. ...


Wood returned to creator-owned comics between 2001 and 2003, producing several graphic novels and miniseries, including Couscous Express, The Couriers, and Jennie One for AIT, Pounded for Oni Press, and Fight For Tomorrow for DC's imprint Vertigo. He was employed as AIT's art director for roughly six months, creating not only their current logo and branding, but covers for many of the books they published during this time. He also found time to work again with Warren Ellis, creating 14 covers for the critically-acclaimed Wildstorm series Global Frequency. Another editor has suggested that this article might be improved by more material on its significance. ... Oni Press (founded 1997) is an independent comic book publisher based in Portland, Oregon. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Vertigo logo Vertigo is an imprint of comic book and graphic novel publisher DC Comics. ... WildStorm Productions, or simply WildStorm or Wildstorm, is a publishing imprint and studio of American comic book publisher DC Comics. ... Global Frequency is a comic book published by Wildstorm Productions, created and written by Warren Ellis. ...


Demo

In late 2003, Wood quit his staff job at Rockstar Games and teamed with artist Becky Cloonan to create the monthly series Demo. Each of the 12 issues told its own complete story, and included eight pages of "backmatter", bonus material that was intentionally left out of the eventual collected edition. Demo was highly successful, earning two Eisner Award nominations, many positive press mentions and multiple editions in foreign languages. R* redirects here. ... Becky Cloonan (born 23 June 1980 in Pisa, Italy) is an American comic book creator known for her manga-influenced artwork and extreme prolificacy. ... Cover of Demo #2 Demo is a 12-issue series of comic books by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan, published 2003-2004 by AiT/PlanetLar. ... The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is given for creative achievement in comic books. ...


As a career milestone, Demo indicates a shift from Wood's earlier high concept action-adventure work. Demo, and much of his later work, tends towards focused human dramas with strong emotional elements. High concept, in film, is a term typically used to refer to the style and mode of production developed by Hollywood studios in the late 1970s. ...


2005 and on

The Demo format proved so successful that Wood went on to replicate it, with minor changes, for his 12-issue series Local at Oni Press, begun in 2005 and drawn by artist Ryan Kelly. Local differs from Demo in that it includes a focal character, Megan McKeenan, whose character arc is gradually traced through the series, although she is not always the protagonist within each issue. This difference has led Local down its own path; Wood refers to it as "transcending its 'done in one' format to really be about Megan's story, her life, that progression over time".[1] Local is a 12-part Oni Press comics series written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Ryan Kelly. ... Ryan Kelly (born January 29, 1976) is an American comic book artist living in Saint Paul, MN. He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1998 where he studied under comic book artist Peter Gross. ...


Brian Wood's other current work is DMZ, a critically-acclaimed ongoing series from Vertigo for which he is quickly becoming best-known. DMZ is also the name of a character from Blood Syndicate The first panel of #1, showing the setting for DMZ. Art by Brian Wood for DC Comics. ... Vertigo logo Vertigo is an imprint of comic book and graphic novel publisher DC Comics. ...


2006 also saw the publication of the graphic novel The Tourist from Image Comics, and Supermarket, a 4-issue series from IDW drawn by Kristian Donaldson. OK Computer is the third album by British rock band Radiohead. ... Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ... Supermarket is a 4-issue comic book series written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Kristian. ... IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... Kristian Donaldson (born July 9, 1980 in Miami, Florida) is a comic book artist and designer based in Dallas, Texas. ...


In August 2006, DC announced that Brian Wood has been signed to an exclusive 2-year contract.[2] While an exclusive contract, it still allows for Wood to complete his current commitments to other publishers, including Local at Oni Press, and Dogs Day End with Top Shelf. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Top shelf may refer to: Pornographic magazines (kept on the top shelf in newsagents, out of the reach of children) Top Shelf (music), a former recording studio in New York City Top Shelf Productions, an American publishing company Top Shelf Radio, a programme on Australian radio station Triple J Category...


Wood's next major work, announced at the same time as his DC exclusive, will be Northlanders, an ongoing historical fiction series about Vikings, published by Vertigo.[2] The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ...


Bibliography

Comics and graphic novels

  • The Couriers:
    • The Couriers (2003), AiT/Planet Lar graphic novel, illustrated by Rob G.
    • Dirtbike Manifesto (2004), AiT/Planet Lar graphic novel, illustrated by Rob G.
    • The Ballad of Johnny Funwrecker (2005), AiT/Planet Lar graphic novel, illustrated by Rob G.
  • Demo (2003–2005), AiT/Planet Lar, 12-issue series, later collected in trade paperback; illustrated by Becky Cloonan
  • Demo: The Twelve Original Scripts (2004), AiT/Planet Lar, with illustrations by Becky Cloonan
  • The Tourist (2006), Image Comics graphic novel, illustrated by Toby Cypress
  • Supermarket (2006), 4-issue IDW Publishing series, later collected in trade paperback, illustrated by Kristian Donaldson
  • DMZ (2005– ), ongoing DC/Vertigo monthly series, illustrated by Riccardo Burchielli and Brian Wood
    • vol. 1 On The Ground (6/2006), collecting DMZ #1-5 (ISBN 1-4012-1062-7)
    • vol. 2 Body of a Journalist (2/2007), collecting DMZ #6-12 (ISBN 1-4012-1247-6)
    • vol. 3 Public Works (9/2007), collecting DMZ #13-17 (ISBN 1-4012-1476-2)
    • vol. 4 Friendly Fire (tba), collecting DMZ #18-22
    • vol. 5 The Hidden War (tba), collecting DMZ #23-28
  • Local (2005–2007) Oni Press, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, lettered by Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley.
  • Northlanders (2007– ), ongoing DC/Vertigo series, art by Davide Gianfelice and Massimo Carnevale
  • The New York Four (6/2008) graphic novel for DC/Minx, art by Ryan Kelly
  • Dogs Day End (2008) graphic novel for Top Shelf, illustrated by Nikki Cook, not yet released
  • Demo Vol. 1 (2008), DC/Vertigo, illustrated by Becky Cloonan

Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ... AiT/Planet Lar is an American comic book publishing company. ... AiT/Planet Lar is an American comic book publishing company. ... Becky Cloonan (born 23 June 1980 in Pisa, Italy) is an American comic book creator known for her manga-influenced artwork and extreme prolificacy. ... AiT/Planet Lar is an American comic book publishing company. ... Brett Weldele is an American comic book and graphic novel artist originally from Great Falls, Montana. ... Generation X was a Marvel Comics superhero team, a 1990s-era X-Men junior team. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Steve Pugh is a British comic book artist who has worked for most of the major comic producers on both sides of the Atlantic: DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and 2000 AD. Bibliography Comics work includes: Third World War: Ivans story: Why me? (with Pat Mills, in Crisis, #36, 1990... This article is about the comic book author. ... Steve Pugh is a British comic book artist who has worked for most of the major comic producers on both sides of the Atlantic: DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and 2000 AD. Bibliography Comics work includes: Third World War: Ivans story: Why me? (with Pat Mills, in Crisis, #36, 1990... Oni Press (founded 1997) is an independent comic book publisher based in Portland, Oregon. ... Steve Rolston is a Canadian artist and writer of comic books and graphic novels currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Vertigo logo Vertigo is an imprint of comic book and graphic novel publisher DC Comics. ... We dont have an article called Denys Cowan Start this article Search for Denys Cowan in. ... A cover for Flinch (Vertigo) by Kent Williams Kent Williams is an American painter, illustrator and comic book artist. ... Another editor has suggested that this article might be improved by more material on its significance. ... AiT/Planet Lar is an American comic book publishing company. ... Cover of Demo #2 Demo is a 12-issue series of comic books by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan, published 2003-2004 by AiT/PlanetLar. ... Becky Cloonan (born 23 June 1980 in Pisa, Italy) is an American comic book creator known for her manga-influenced artwork and extreme prolificacy. ... Becky Cloonan (born 23 June 1980 in Pisa, Italy) is an American comic book creator known for her manga-influenced artwork and extreme prolificacy. ... The Tourist is a graphic novel published by Image Comics. ... Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ... Supermarket is a 4-issue comic book series written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Kristian. ... IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. ... Kristian Donaldson (born July 9, 1980 in Miami, Florida) is a comic book artist and designer based in Dallas, Texas. ... DMZ is also the name of a character from Blood Syndicate The first panel of #1, showing the setting for DMZ. Art by Brian Wood for DC Comics. ... Vertigo logo Vertigo is an imprint of comic book and graphic novel publisher DC Comics. ... Riccardo Burchielli is an Italian artist who draws the Vertigo-comic DMZ. This series is his first in the United States. ... Local is a 12-part Oni Press comics series written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Ryan Kelly. ... Oni Press (founded 1997) is an independent comic book publisher based in Portland, Oregon. ... Hope Larson is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. ... Bryan Lee OMalley (born 21 February 1979) is a comic book creator and music artist (as Kupek and in the band Honey Dear) from Canada. ... Vertigo logo Vertigo is an imprint of comic book and graphic novel publisher DC Comics. ... Top shelf may refer to: Pornographic magazines (kept on the top shelf in newsagents, out of the reach of children) Top Shelf (music), a former recording studio in New York City Top Shelf Productions, an American publishing company Top Shelf Radio, a programme on Australian radio station Triple J Category... Cover of Demo #2 Demo is a 12-issue series of comic books by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan, published 2003-2004 by AiT/PlanetLar. ... Becky Cloonan (born 23 June 1980 in Pisa, Italy) is an American comic book creator known for her manga-influenced artwork and extreme prolificacy. ...

Short comics

  • "Wiffle", illustrated by Ryan Yount
  • "The Watcher" appeared in AdHouse Books's Project: Superior Anthology
  • Transmetropolitan: I Hate It Here single page illustration; written by Warren Ellis
  • "And What I Ate When I Got There" appeared in Ragtag #3

AdHouse Books is an independent comic book publisher based in Richmond, Virginia. ... Transmetropolitan is a postcyberpunk comic book series written by Warren Ellis with art by Darick Robertson and published by DC Comics. ... This article is about the comic book author. ...

Design

Global Frequency is a comic book published by Wildstorm Productions, created and written by Warren Ellis. ... This article is about the comic book author. ... AiT/Planet Lar is an American comic book publishing company. ... R* redirects here. ... Look up manhunt in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about a video game. ... Grand Theft Auto 3, or GTA 3, is a video game developed by DMA Design, published by Rockstar Games in October 2001 for the PlayStation 2 video game console, May 2002 for Windows-based PCs, and in November 2003 for the Xbox video game console. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... For other uses, see State of emergency (disambiguation). ... Max Payne is a third-person shooter computer game developed by the Finnish company Remedy Entertainment, produced by 3D Realms and published by Gathering of Developers in July, 2001 for Windows. ... R* redirects here. ... Eidos Interactive is a publisher of video and computer games with its parent company based in the United Kingdom. ... Bad Mojo is a computer game by Pulse Entertainment, released in 1996. ...

Film

Future Imperfect is an episode from the fourth season of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...

Awards

  • Eisner Award Nomination for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition (2004)
  • Eisner Award Nomination for Best Cover Artist (for Global Frequency) (2004)
  • Eisner Award Nomination for Best Single Issue (Demo #7) (2005)
  • Eisner Award Nomination for Best Limited Series (Demo) (2005)
  • Winner of Grand Jury Best Short Story (Demo's "Emmy"), Lucca Comics & Games, Italy (2007)

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is given for creative achievement in comic books. ...

References

  1. ^ "Updates, December 19 2006". Brian Wood's LiveJournal. Retrieved on December 24, 2006.
  2. ^ a b "WW: Chicago '06: Brian Wood Announces DC Exclusive / New Vertigo Ongoing". Newsarama. Retrieved on September 10, 2006.

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External links

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Preceded by
Jay Faerber
Generation X writer
2000–2001
(with Warren Ellis in 2000)
Succeeded by
None

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