BRANDON SEIFERT (he/him) is a writer and storyteller. He's known primarily for his Horror and Urban Fantasy comic books, including Witch Doctor and Clive Barker's Hellraiser.However, Brandon is presently branching out into other genres (he loves sci-fi, fairy tales, and a bunch of other things!) and seeks to "multiclass" in other storytelling media (including prose, tabletop roleplaying games, and scripted fiction podcasts).Brandon resides in Portland, Oregon, in a glorious vintage apartment that looks like a Noir detective's office. Current sources of dopamine include gorgeous Fantasy art books, his new standing desk/exercise bike pair, and buying Biblically-accurate angels on Etsy.
Selected Comics Experience
I've had 50+ comics published, with another 12 issues written but not yet scheduled.My work is available in comic and bookstores across the U.S. — and in gift shops at Disney parks and Alcatraz National Park!Highlights of my comics career include:• Co-created cult horror/medical drama series Witch Doctor — which was handpicked by Robert "The Walking Dead" Kirkman as the launch title for Skybound Entertainment (Kirkman's partner house at Image Comics).• Developed and wrote Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird (Marvel Comics) with guidance from Disney Imagineering, based on designs for a Disneyland attraction designed by renowned Imagineer Rolly Crump but never built.• Co-wrote Hellraiser (BOOM! Studios) for a year, with franchise creator and horror visionary, Clive Barker!• Co-developed and wrote The Harvester for Legendary Entertainment, collaborating directly with former CEO Thomas Tull.• Researched and wrote a historical non-fiction comic about the 1946 "Battle of Alcatraz" for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.• Wrote beloved franchises The Avengers (Marvel), Doctor Who, Godzilla In Hell, and The Fly: Outbreak (IDW Publishing).
• Legendary Entertainment
• Marvel Comics & Disney
• Skybound Entertainment & Image Comics
• Seraphim Films (Clive Barker's film company)
• The Golden Gate National Park Conservancy (nonprofit that administers Alcatraz National Park)
• IDW Publishing
• BOOM! Studios
• Monkeybrain Comics
• Learned comic book writing from industry titan Brian Michael Bendis at Portland State University.
• Returned as Bendis' Teaching Assistant in a later semester.
Speaking: Panels, Podcasts & Interviews
Brandon's spoken on numerous convention panels, podcasts and print interviews, both about his work, on writing and comics in general. He's also spoken on folklore, including (on one memorable occasion) acting as a guest on a podcast about the "Werewolf Witch Trials" of the Early Modern Period!
Selected Podcast Interviews
Unfortunately, videos of panels that Brandon's spoken on seem to be hard to find. But here's a list of conventions he's been a panelist at, comic cons and otherwise.
• San Diego Comic Con
• New York Comic Con
• Emerald City Comic Con
• Rose City Comic Con
• H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
• Many more!
After the acclaim of Witch Doctor, Brandon found additional success writing for characters that other people came up with. Writing Hellraiser, Godzilla and Doctor Who was a blast! But eventually, it because clear that this wasn't where Brandon's heart lived.So a few years ago, he set out in his own direction. Brandon had discovered that his joy in writing lay in telling the stories he wanted to tell, in the manner he wanted to tell them — about characters he'd co-created, himself!As of December 2022, the list of original projects that Brandon is dying to release is up to at least 17 projects long!In the future, this space will hold preview art and information about Brandon's future work — including projects that are looking for publishers.For now, Brandon reveals probably more than he should about his future projects on his Discord community.