Ed Brubaker

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Ed Brubaker (born November 17, 1966 in Bethesda , Maryland ) is an American comic book author and illustrator.

Life and work

Ed Brubaker

Brubaker was born in 1966 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, a clinic for members of the American Navy. One of Brubaker's maternal uncle was screenwriter John Paxton .

After attending college and doing some odd jobs, Brubaker began working as a full-time cartoonist in the early 1990s. His first job was a job as a writer and illustrator for the series Pajama Chronicles, published by Backthorne Comics. This was followed by Purgatory USA and the semi-autobiographical series Lowlife for Slave Labor Graphics and Monkey Wrench for Caliber Comics.

In 1991 he began contributing stories to the Dark Horse Presents anthology series published by Dark Horse Comics , an activity he was to continue on an irregular basis for the remainder of the decade. For the story An Accidental Death , published in 1993 , Brubaker and his partner, the cartoonist Eric Shanower , received an Eisner Award , the most prestigious award in the US comic industry. In 1997 Brubaker began to publish his own work on the Smallpress publishing house Alternative Comics.

In 1995 Brubaker presented his first work for DC Comics , one of the two major American publishers: The dark political satire Vertigo Visions: Prez, Smells Like Teen President, published in DC's Vertigo Imprint . Brubaker's next DC project, the four-part miniseries Scene of the Crime (1999), was captured by the artists Michael Lark and Sean Phillips , which marked the beginning of a long collaboration between the artistic triumvirate. The detective story, which is based in Los Angeles , not only turned out to be a commercial success, but also brought Brubaker first attention from the American film industry and established the genre of crime fiction as his main literary field of activity.

For Wildstorm publishing Brubaker stories wrote for the series The Authority , Sleeper (# 1-12) and Sleeper: Season Two . Jim Lee was one of the illustrators he worked with during this time .

In 2000, Brubaker signed an exclusive one-year contract with DC and took on the writing job for the traditional superhero series Batman , which he would keep until 2002. This was followed by a two-year commitment to the Detective Comics series , which also had stories about the Batman character. Brubaker's artistic partner, who created most of the Batman stories in those four years, was illustrator Scott McDaniel . In addition, he worked on numerous comics about the seductive professional thief Catwoman , who Brubaker employed from 2001 to 2005. This began with the four-part story Trail of the Catwoman, which was published in 2001 in Detective Comics # 759-762 as a so-called backup story in the back of the booklet, following the Batman "main story", and soon afterwards in an independent Series, which Brubaker wrote up to issue # 37. As a draftsman Brubaker was put to Darwyn Cooke aside. Another project during Brubaker's time in DC that brought him back to his roots as a crime writer was the series Gotham Central, a police comic about the adventures of detectives in Batman's fictional hometown of Gotham City and Brubaker's team between 2003 and 2006 with crime writer Greg Rucka and illustrator Michael Lark .

In 2004 Brubaker moved to DC's main competitor Marvel Comics . There he wrote the series Daredevil , Uncanny X-Men and Captain America, among others . Brubaker's work on Captain America received particular public attention in 2007, including reports on the US news channel CNN , which was mainly due to the fact that Brubaker and his partner - illustrator Steve Epting - the iconic title hero, the patriotic super soldier Steve Rogers, let die.

Brubaker currently lives in Seattle, Washington State.

Web links

Commons : Ed Brubaker  - collection of images, videos and audio files