Brian Haberlin is an award winning American comic book artist, writer, editor and producer. He is best known as the co-creator of the Witchblade franchise and for his innovative augmented reality and pioneering digital art style.
Haberlin began his career in comics working at Top Cow Productions, where he developed most of the modern methods of comic book production used today. He rose to VP of Creative Affairs while there and ran the creative side of the company. While there he co-created Witchblade, prompted by the lack of realistic female superheroes in comics. The Witchblade franchise has since expanded to include multiple spin-offs, a live action television series, and an anime series.
Haberlin formed his own studio soon after, producing work for Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Image Comics. He then started Avalon Publishing. Through Avalon he published/created many successful fantasy and sci-fi titles, including Stone (highest selling independent comic the year released), a fantasy series which incorporated elements of Filipino mythology, Aria (#2 selling comic in the U.S. in it’s release) an urban fantasy, Area 52, a science fiction title, Nine Rings of the Wu-Tang, and M-Rex, which has been adapted into the successful Cartoon Network series Generator Rex. And many others.
Haberlin became Editor in Chief for Todd McFarlane Productions in 2006, and penciled and inked its flagship title, Spawn, for two years during David Hine's run as writer.
In 2012 Haberlin formed Anomaly Productions with Skip Brittenham to produce truly innovative cross platform content, and comics that routinely sell out and are top sellers in their releases. With Anomaly, Anomaly: The Rubicon, Shifter, Faster Than Light, Between Worlds, Sonata, Creative Creature Catcher, The Marked, Hellcop,The Last Barbarian’s and Lighthouse at the End of the Universe currently in release as graphic novels, comics, children’s books and augmented reality apps. With the upcoming, Fury Formula and The Compound to debut in the coming months.
He has been featured in many books and magazines around the world such as: WIRED, ROLLING STONE, IMAGINE FX, 3D WORLD, CREATING COMICS FROM START TO FINISH, SECRETS OF PAINTER EXPERTS, SECRETS OF ZBRUSH ARTISTS to name just a few.
He routinely speaks around the country and world from The Wall Street Journal’s All Things D, to the South Korean KOCCA academic conference and currently has 3-4 hours of his own panels each year at San Diego Comic Con.
Haberlin also runs Digitalarttutorials.com and Traditionalarttutorials.com that produces art education tutorials from his methods. He teaches comic art at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. And his work is in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum.