Emmy® Award–winning animation artist Brad Rader has worked in the TV animation industry as a storyboard artist on various animated series including Rainbow Brite, The Littles, The Real Ghostbusters, ALF and ALF Tails, Batman: The Animated Series, Biker Mice from Mars, Gargoyles, Men in Black: The Series, The Legend of Tarzan, Atlantis: Milo’s Return, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Stripperella, King of the Hill, and Bob’s Burgers, among others.
His TV directing credits include Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys, Godzilla: The Series, Roswell Conspiracies, and HBO’s Spawn, for which he won an Emmy® in 1999.
He has illustrated the graphic novel Fogtown for DC/Vertigo and The Batman Adventures, Batman: Gotham Adventures and Catwoman comic books for DC Comics. Other comic work has included The Mark (Dark Horse Comics), Fused (Image Comics), Tex: The Fine Art of Character Assassination (Atomic Basement), and Hat Trick (Art of Fiction Press). His latest work is occasional stories for the Bob’s Burgers comic.
In 2003, Mr. Rader instigated Flaming Artist Press, publishing the adults-only comic/art folios True Adult Fantasy #1 and #2, and the adults-only homoerotic graphic novel Harry & Dickless Tom. He has just published True Adult Fantasy: Adults Only Coloring Books in both horizontal and vertical editions.
Teaching experience includes Otis-Parsons and Art Center College of Design, where he has taught Storyboarding For All Media.
Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Brad now lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
A Very Brief Bio
Brad Rader, from Anchorage, Alaska, always loved animation, studied comic books to improve his storytelling and illustration skills, and now does both.
He has drawn Catwoman, Batman and Bob’s Burgers comics, and storyboards for some of the best-loved and most successful animation on TV including Batman: The Animated Series, King of the Hill, and Bob’s Burgers. He got an Emmy® for directing on Todd McFarlane’s Spawn.
His art has been shown internationally and collected in various tomes, and he has self-published a graphic novel, many copies of which are in his garage.