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Brian Michael Bendis

Comic Writer
Portland, OR USA

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Brian Michael Bendis is an American comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) for his self-published, Image Comics and Marvel Comics work, and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics, with his books selling consistently highly for over a decade.

Starting out with crime and noir comics, Bendis eventually moved to mainstream superhero work. With Bill Jemas and Mark Millar, Bendis was the primary architect of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, launching Ultimate Spider-Man in 2001, on which he continues as writer to the present day. He relaunched the Avengers franchise with New Avengers in 2004, and has also written the Marvel "event" storylines "House Of M", "Secret War", 2008's "Secret Invasion" and 2009's "Siege".

Though Bendis has cited comic book writers such as Frank Miller and Alan Moore, his own writing influences are less rooted in comics, drawing considerably on the work of David Mamet, Richard Price, and Aaron Sorkin, whose dialogue Bendis feels are "the best in any medium."

In addition to writing comics, he has also worked in television, video games and film, and teaches writing at Portland State University.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Armageddon Pulp Culture Expo 2001 - February 10-11 in Auckland, New Zealand
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2001 - July 19-22 in San Diego, CA
   MegaCon 2002 - February 22-24 in Orlando, FL
   Wizard World Chicago 2003 - August 8-10 in Rosemont, IL
   Emerald City Comicon 2004 - February 29 in Seattle, WA
   Wizard World Los Angeles 2004 - March 19-21 in Long Beach, CA
   Armageddon Pulp Culture Expo 2004 - April 16-18 in Auckland, New Zealand
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2004 - May 1-2 in Sydney, NSW, Australia
   Wizard World Chicago 2004 - August 13-15 in Rosemont, IL
   New York Comic Con 2006 - February 25-26 in New York, NY
   New York Comic Con 2009 - February 6-8 in New York, NY
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2010 - July 22-25 in San Diego, CA
   New York Comic Con 2010 - October 8-10 in New York, NY
   Emerald City Comicon 2011 - March 4-6 in Seattle, WA
   Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2011 - March 18-20 in Chicago, IL
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2012 - April 13-15 in Melbourne, VIC, Australia
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2012 - April 20-22 in Broadbeach, QLD, Australia
   Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 - July 18-21 in San Diego, CA
   Rose City Comic Con 2014 - September 20-21 in Portland, OR
   New York Comic Con 2014 - October 9-12 in New York, NY
   Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2014 - October 31 - November 2 in Los Angeles, CA
   Comic Con Paris 2015 - October 23-25 in Paris, France
   WonderCon 2016 - March 25-27 in Los Angeles, CA
   Rose City Comic Con 2016 - September 10-11 in Portland, OR
24 guest appearances

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