Websites: Flaming Artist (adult content), www.raderofthelostart.com
Bio: Brad Rader has wanted to draw comics since he was twelve, but most of his career has been spent doing storyboards on animated television series such as Batman: The Animated Series, Gargoyles, and Men In Black. Brad was also Animation Director of Roswell Conspiracies and Space Monkeys on UPN. His work with the team that produces Spawn for HBO won him a primetime Emmy Award in 1999, for Outstanding Animated Program (programming of more than one hour).
He finally got the opportunity to do comics back in the early 1990's working on DC's The Batman Adventures (issues 4–6), and on The Mark for Dark Horse. More recently he pencilled seven issues of Catwoman for DC (collected as Catwoman: Crooked Little Town and Catwoman: Relentless), as well as a fill-in issue of Gotham Adventures, Fuse #3 for Image, and Fused: Canned Heat for Dark Horse. In 2004, he illustrated the Bush-bashing comix/screed Tex, written by Josh Dystart, published by Atomic Basement Press.
From there he moved back to storyboarding, on Stripperella (Nickelodeon), Megas XLR (Cartoon Network), and Legends of the Dragon (Tom T Animation), Batman (Warner Animation), and Spawn (Film Roman). Currently, he is employed on King of the Hill (Film Roman)
In 2004 he embarked on the adventure of self-publishing. His first venture is True Adult Fantasy volumes 1 and 2, which are compilations of 20+ years of his erotic sketchbooks and also contain four episodes of a gay soap opera about hard-driving truckdrivers, transsexuality 'n' stuff. They're available at his website.
In 2006, he expanding these chapters into a 104 page graphic novel, Harry and Dickless Tom. These products are also available at his website.
His primary influences are Adams, Kirby, Kubrick, Toth, Eisner, Caniff, Hitchcock, Kurtzman, Miyazaki, Los Bros. Hernandez, Otomo, and Lubitsch.
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Catwoman: Crooked Little Town
Fused: Canned Heat
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[News, Posted 7/25/11]
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[News, Posted 7/23/11]
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[News, Posted 7/21/11]
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[News, Posted 7/13/11]
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[Source: IMRU, Added: 12/26/11]
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[Source: The Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society Miscellanea and Ephemeron, Added: 12/10/11]
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[Source: AndyMangels.com, Added: 7/26/11]
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[Source: Anchorage Press, Added: 5/4/11]
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[Source: Bleeding Cool, Added: 1/20/11]
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