About

I was born in 1976 . I make comic books– King city, Escalator, Universe so Big, Pillow fight, Perverts of the unknown and Multiple warheads (I’m working on that one now.)

I’m an American living in Van cougar BC Canada  with my lady Marian Churchland — she draws better than me and classes up the joint. http://hchom.com/

You can contact me at: royalboiler at hotmail dot com

I drew this on my 33rd Bbay.

63 Responses to About

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  2. Akshay Dhar says:

    Hi,

    Just a fan from India wanting send you some thanks and a good word.

    Im a big fan of King City as and when I can get a copy and read it (I have read the more recent few by downloads because waiting was too painful – but I do buy as much as I can afford of comics I enjoy!) and after visiting your blog learned about Multiple Warheads.
    As a comic writer with only 2 one-shots out so far and my first series on the horizon, I want to say (no cheese intended) that you are an inspiration simply because you tell great stories in quite an unconventional way and still come out looking better then most of the safer approaches that we see week in and week out. And for me coming from where I do and writing odd-ball and unconventional comics for the market Im selling in, well… you get the idea I hope.

    Thanks loads and I wait with bated breath for the next installment of King City and wish there could be so much more faster but having worked on the other side of the comic process I respect the effort and time it takes to make a good book.

    Keep writing and I’ll keep reading.
    Cheers!

    • Brandon says:

      Cool thanks a lot Akshay.
      King city is all done now with 12 issues, I wont be offended if you download them from somewhere– I appriciate the nice words.

  3. ILYA says:

    Brandon, I was a big fan of the original T’Pop KING CITY volume, overjoyed to see it come out and get completed through IMAGE, but have only just now – finally! – sat and read through the doozy of a dozen. And a grand monument it makes – filled with the sheer joy (and hard work!) of making comics pages. It has made for a pleasant afternoon and inspires in me a hunger to try harder. Hope Multiple Warheadz is not too far away now. I crave another fix. You are the punmeister. Thank you.

  4. David Bird says:

    Just pulled Multiple Warheads out of the longbox for another read. I hope there’s more on the way.

  5. Ricardo Pryke says:

    Hello,
    Im a big fan from the uk just wanted to say I really like your work your art really inspires me!
    Im finding it difficult too find quite a few of your books is there any places you can recomennd me too find them (If not no worrys)
    I just love the world you create in your comics and love too actually get a copy of them too cherish :)
    anyway keep up your amazing work I love it !

    • Brandon says:

      Thanks,

      I’m not sure on where a good place to track my stuff down is right now.
      I think it’ll be much easier to find when the new Multiple warheads starts up (hopefully early 2012 and when the King city collection comes out. so yes hopefully sooon.

  6. Bombstrong says:

    Been a fan for a few years now. Just wanted to say thanks for the hard work and general legit interest you put into your work. Cant really keep up with series i enjoy as much these days with the place im stationed and all, but i order em online when i can. The blog keeps me pretty entertained and ive found alot of other great artist here.
    -Keep on banging ink man

  7. Hiyah!! I met you at ECCC…you drew a picture of a cat dressed in cos play as me. Made me squee…thanks again. I will let you know the results of the “my absolute-number-1-most-favorite-artist of ECCC 2012″ and yes, you are in the running.

  8. helderarts says:

    I bought the King City TPB and man it’s so cool!!! I’ve read it a couple of times now and I like to browse the art for all the stuff going on the background. Great stuff, I want more :-)

  9. Brandon, you’re my hero man. Your style is sweet, your stories are awesome, and your settings and characters are dripping with so much salty, sexiness that it’s intoxicating. I love your clean, graffiti-esque compositions and slow, deliberate (and nonsensical) story pacing. Everything about your work just feels clean and new, and that isn’t easy to do in comics. And then you’ve got all those sweet, succulent puns. They’re unpearalleled. Maybe they drive some people bananas, but they make this mango wild.

    And congrats on the trade release of King City, btw. Everyone at SVA is just going nuts over it. Keep it up.
    I made this for you, happy easter

    • Brandon says:

      Thanks a lot Peter.
      You’re very nice also I like the eggs. (and Mango pun)
      I got to hang out at SVA a little when some of the Meathaus guys were going there.
      It seemed like a cool place. I got to meet Bakshi there.

      • SVA is a nice place for wannabe cartoonists for sure. I didn’t get to meet Bakshi, but I do get to listen to Gary Panter rant like a crazy person for about three hours a week. It’s great. U should come teach here. I will buy you a beer if you do. A beer and maybe a shirt that says ‘new york,’ maybe the shirt will even have the statue of liberty on it or a picture of a big apple, who knows? Anything goes down here.

  10. Daniel Kang says:

    Hey Brandon , gotta say love all your work, specially King City and Multiple Warheads but Prophet has gotta be one of the best comics I’ve read in years(and I’ve read a lot), I feel like a kid again when I read it, its so damned fun! Loving that Moebius/Metabarons strangeness with your own wildness mixed in hehe, dunno if you agree but thats all that I got. My words fail me. Forgive my lack of imagination. Anyways, one Prophet a month just ain’t enough! Can’t wait til the tradepapers come out. Be good.

  11. Austin Bell says:

    Not going to lie. King City was one of the first comics I have ever read and I was blown away by its uniqueness. It inspired me to work on characters and comics. Now I been reading for 5 or more years and I was pretty happy. Happy to the point of imaginary parades going on everywhere I went when all of King City came out in one volume (not to mention sharknife 2 a few days later.) I have I few questions for you. You, my good sir, are in my top five comic book heroes.
    What comics influenced you the most?
    What music do you listen too while drawing?
    and Any advice for amateur comic book artist?

    • Brandon says:

      Thanks Austin,

      I put up a thing awhile back of my favorite top 12 comics.
      http://royalboiler.livejournal.com/14118.html
      I listen to a lot of rap while I draw (KRS-ONE, Rakim, Joell Oriz) & Faith no more.and a lot of audio books.

      I think the main thing for me has been to think of what I do as my own thing and just do it for myself first.

      Anyway, one of the best things about comics is that all you have to do to make them is make them.

      Brandon

  12. Andrew says:

    I just read Escalator, and really dug it. I’ve only read Prophet from you so far, so this was the first time I actually got to see your art. It was great, and I love all the different stories and worlds you created. From spray painting trains to werewolf penises, it had it all. Another nice touch, was your notes on all the stories and what inspired you to write them. As an aspiring comic book writer myself, it’s always great to see the process. I will definitely be picking up King City in the near future.

  13. loquat73 says:

    Dude this guy should be working on the Prophet comic – maybe a back up story? He is awesome http://magicalgametime.com/

    Tried to contact you through twitter, check him out.

  14. Devan says:

    Hey Brandon,

    I`ve really fallen for your art style, which is why I decided to buy Prophet 26 in single-issue form despite having already pre-ordered the first Prophet trade. The thing I`m wondering is this: will the tpb include the various Prophet short-stories? I sincerely hope so as the solicitation didn`t state that they wouldn`t be included… While we`re at it: are there any plans for a coloured edition of King City?

    Best regards from Germany,

    Devan

    • Brandon says:

      Thanks Devan,

      I’m going to ask each creator about if they’d want their work included in the collection.
      I suspect most will be ok with that.

      And I’m going to keep King city in black and white. I like it best that way.

  15. dailystripsbyhamza says:

    I was recently made aware of your work by a friend at a comic store in Boulder CO, just wanted to say I loved King City. Your work is inspiring!

    Hamza P

    Denver, CO

  16. Coby says:

    You look like rapper Despot or else he looks like you

  17. Ian hucke says:

    I love love love whatever goes inside your brain. How do you come up with your ideas and such? Or worlds or such individualized characters?

  18. Sam Pender says:

    Hey, I just discovered your work and I absolutely love it. You’re really giving James Stokoe a run for his money as my favorite comic author/artist. Keep up the amazing work!

  19. Devan says:

    Brandon, I just received my issue of Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity #1. It is a thing of beauty, and puts other 4 $ comic books to shame (I’m looking at you, Marvel.) Your comics are so addictive as to warrant a medical prescription. Keep ‘em coming!

  20. I love your work. King City was my first intro, the Tokyo pop tb. Then I got all the issues of the image books. Now I’m getting Multiple Warheads. Your work is awesome. How can I get a signed copy of your books or original art? Thank you for shareing your wonderful imagination. Michael.

  21. Wade Born says:

    Hi Brandon…I grew up reading comics like Turok Son Of Stone..Read underground comics..was again pulled in by the first issue of HEAVY METAL…Corben,Moebius….WOW! Many years down the line…I recently walked into a comic shop in NJ…Walked up & down the wall…looking for something I would love to read…for the story & esp…for the ART…PROPHET!!!! Holy *&#$! Perfect…and now Multiple Warheads….in detail & story telling…you remind me of Moebius..and that is a HIGH Compliment indeed! Any possibility that your Thickness #2 story will be reprinted? I’m strongly considering a page or 2 purchase(how can I pick between all the wonderful pages????) Thanks for all the eyecandy!

    • Brandon says:

      Hola.

      nice, heavy metal is good stuff.
      Thanks for getting my books, I’m glad you liked them.
      Reminding you of Moebius is about the highest praise there is for me.

      I heard recently that there’ll be a collection of all the Thickness books in one big thing.

      Brandon

  22. Scott is awesome says:

    Dude, I just stumbled on to your stuff today. Going to check out King City and Glory soon. Noticed the hotmail. You need to get a gmail account. You can then link your contacts to your smartphone n shiz. Want an invite?

    • Brandon says:

      Thanks (although Glory is other dudes–Prophet is the thing I’m on)
      I am a cave man and don’t have a phone that isn’t plugged into a wall–but thankss
      I hope you like KC

  23. Scott is awesome says:

    My bad. I heard about KC thru the guy who is doing Glory and how he liked KC so much he suggested you for the gig on Prophet–whjich I have also heard good things about. (And now I know why it is in the window at Golden Age. Vancity reckongnize!)

  24. Ricardo Pryke says:

    Hey man!
    I left a comment a few years ago crazy uk guy try too collect your books ( ive manage too get all the books youve realesed even early porn comics ), just wanted too say im really digging your new stuff know and Im really glad every thing seems too be working good for you and more people are getting too experience your amazing worlds. I think your awesome and loving MW and Prophet at mo keep up the awesomeness dude!

  25. Just wanted to let you know I drew a little homage to Prophet in my daily strip today: http://lifeinjapan-comic.blogspot.jp/2013/02/december-14th-1214.html Keep on being awesome.

  26. ClassGLX says:

    Been meaning to leave a quick note of thanks, I get your blog updates via email and I’m always happy to see a new post!
    I like the different comic art you post, so great to just enjoy or if inspiration strikes, have a scribble. If you feel like recommending some comic art blogs/pages please do, don’t worry though I won’t stray too far.
    Cheers from Australia.

  27. Hi Brandon,
    I see so much love here from readers and it so well deserved. You make it look easy and that has to do with the fact that you must draw all the time, or close to it. I just posted a review of “Multiple Warheads” on Comics Grinder:
    http://comicsgrinder.com/2013/03/15/comics-review-brandon-graham-and-multiple-warheads/
    I welcome you, and your readers, to check it out. I also have my graphic novel, “Alice in New York” up there for folks to read. It will be collected with other work and launch as a Kickstarter project very soon so I encourage everyone to check that out.
    Cheers from Seattle,
    Henry

  28. Rick Gray says:

    So my 5 1/2 year old comes out to the garage with my copy of Multiple Warheads #4, asking if he can look at it. I told him sorry, it wasn’t age appropriate. He was bummed. and I can see why he’d want to check it out. The layouts are dense, the art is great, the coloring is beautiful, of course a kid would want to look at it.

    My question to you is: would you ever consider doing a project your much younger readers? I think the market is out there, and I think most kids would get what you are doing. Plus most young reader options aren’t all that great when it comes to story and art.

    Thanks,
    Rick

    • Brandon says:

      Hi Rick,

      Thanks for the nice words on my stuff. I haven’t really thought about that, it could be fun though. It’d be great to try to get some of the Adventure time guys (Tom Herpich, Andy Ristaino, Rebecca Sugar ect) to do a one shot for kids. have you read any of those guys comics? they all do great work that is more for kids than what I do. Also the recent Fionna and Cake comic by Natasha Allegri is fantastic. & Tintin & Asterix books really won me over when I was a kid.

  29. Daniel Kang says:

    Hi Brandon,
    Just out of curiosity about the process for Prophet. Do you have complete freedom over the course of the story? Or do you have to go back and forth the Liefield? Do you have a sort of endgame in your mind for Prophet? Also do you have to coordinate with the other Liefield universe stuff like Glory? Thanks

    PS Multiple Warheads was kickass!

    • Brandon says:

      Hey Daniel,

      Yeah, I can pretty much do what I want with Prophet. I try to ask Liefeld if I’m doing something dramatic –Like what I did with Supreme. The main restrictions are on swearing and nudity. And we’ve had a little nudity and no one would really say fuck in Prophet anyway. The end of the series is going to be in about 10 issues (around #45) and I talk to the Glory guys but we don’t really base what we do around what the other books do.

      and thanks,
      Brandon

  30. Johnny H. says:

    I am a little new to your work, and I must say, you and James Stokoe are probably my favorite creators in comics right now. I had a question regarding coloring comics. Do you use a tablet to color your comics, and if so, is it worth the hefty price?

    • Brandon says:

      Nice, thanks a lot Mr H. I have a Bamboo brand tablet I use. It works out for what I do– but I’m big advocate of using whatever works. I got mine as an xmas present so I didnt think too much about the price– and before that I just used my girlfriend’s tablet or a mouse.

      • Johnny H. says:

        I may end up purchasing one soon. You and James Stokoe are color fiends and I can’t wait to see more o your work. And thanks for the quick reply.

  31. Jeff Bonivert says:

    Hello, just wanted to say I’m a fan, and love Prophet. Buying Warheads too!

  32. Klink says:

    Hi Brandon, just read you’re coming to Amsterdam. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and am looking forward to seeing you do your stuff at G33. I work around the corner at this chocolate company called Tony’s Chocolonely so let me know if I can drop some off to keep you going.. Keep it up!

  33. Wilson Tang says:

    Hey Brandon nice to meet you today in yaletown. (I’m the video game guy/tekkonkincreet etc.)
    Anyways, just read the 1st issue of Multiplayrr and loved it! Keep up the inspired dreaming!

  34. …hey Brandon – thanks for a monthly book whose pages my weird imagination can finally get lost in again… truly inspired by what you’re doing, keep taking it to another level… mad props.

  35. Sam Snyder says:

    How do you paint in ps with micron art

  36. Justin C says:

    Just gotta say I am a huge fan of your work and what you have to say about the medium. I love both Prophet and King City and you’re now a big influence of my own personal writing. I was wondering if you could lend some advice? I was wondering if you have any words of wisdom when trying to transfer big glowing ideas to real paper matter? I always have grandiose and ambitious ideas that are great in conception but tend to lose it past plotting. Once I try to write it out I always get creativity frozen trying to finish one story.

  37. Just discovered you when I picked up Walrus at Locust Moon in Philly. Kind of like Cheech Wizard meets Bladerunner. Two of my favorites. Great work my friend!

  38. Sam Snyder says:

    I have schizophrenia like Louis wain….. Am I a catmaster yet or am I just thee you. When do I get to meet Marian?

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