Richard Bruning

San Diego Comic Fest guest Richard Bruning
A cartoonist by birth, Richard Bruning became the editor and art director for Capital Comics (NEXUS, BADGER, etc.) in the early 80s. In 1985, he took the job as DC’s Design Director, working on such titles as WATCHMEN and THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. He also established DC’s Collected Edition line, amongst a few other things.

Returning to graphic design freelancing in the early 90s, he developed the logo, look and feel of the VERTIGO line. Again, amongst a few other things, like the San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon logos.

In 1996 he returned as DC’s SVP-Creative Director, in charge of the company’s overall creative look and feel. He’s especially proud of the creation of Zuda Comics, DC’s first online original material imprint. After he left DC in 2010, he returned to freelancing.

He has written a bunch of comics, most notably DC’s ADAM STRANGE and King Features’ FLASH GORDON. After a recent stretch as a political cartoonist (Bob the Presidential Atheist) he is now the Art Director and Consulting Editor for wife Karen Berger’s BERGER BOOKS. Life is good.