Emmy® Award winning animation artist and director Brad Rader graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, as an illustration major. From there he went on to work in the TV industry as a storyboard artist on various animated series including Rainbow Brite, The Littles, The Real Ghostbusters, Alf, Alftails, The Simpsons, Batman, Biker Mice from Mars, Gargoyles, Men in Black, Tarzan, Atlantis, Spiderman, Stripperella and King of the Hill among others.
His TV directing credits include Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys, Godzilla, and The Roswell Conspiracies.
In 1999, Brad won an Emmy® award for directing the animated TV series Spawn.
He has illustrated Batman Adventures, Gotham Adventures, and Catwoman comic books (DC Comics); The Mark (Dark Horse Comics); Fused (Image Comics); and Tex (Atomic Basement).
Brad’s most recent job was creating storyboards for the long-running prime time animated series King of the Hill.
Always on the cutting edge, Brad recently finished illustrating the graphic novel Fogtown for DC/Vertigo’s new crime/noir imprint. The novel will see publication in April 2010.
Brad’s illustrations and artwork have been exhibited in galleries in the United States as well as internationally.
Teaching experience includes Otis Parsons and Art Center College of Design, where he taught Storyboarding, and Storyboarding for All Media.
Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Brad now lives and works in Los Angeles.
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In 2011, Art of Fiction Publications put out a lovely little book of my sketchbook drawings. You are welcome to look.