Brandon Jerwa

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Brandon Jerwa
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Born Hutchinson, Brandon S.
(1973-06-08) June 8, 1973 (age 41)
Manhattan, KS
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, musician

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Brandon Jerwa is an American comic book writer and musician residing in Seattle, Washington. Jerwa is best known for his work on comic tie-ins for several prominent licensed properties, including Battlestar Galactica, Highlander, G.I. Joe and Army of Darkness. Jerwa also collaborates frequently with fellow writer Eric S. Trautmann.

Jerwa is the lead singer and founder of Seattle-area band SD6,[1] and was previously the lead singer and co-founder of the bands Omnibox[2] and Relay.

Before he began his career in comics, Jerwa was a morning DJ at KRQT "Rocket 107" FM in Longview, Washington.[3]

Biography[edit]

Jerwa's comic book career began in 2003, when he submitted a script to Devil's Due Publishing that was accepted, and was eventually published in G.I. Joe: Frontline #11–14. Soon afterwards, he became the main writer on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and also wrote several G.I. Joe minseries.[4]

On May 18, 2006, Brandon was featured on episode #24 of the Game Show Network's I've Got a Secret;[5] his secret being that in honor of his work on the G.I. Joe comics, Hasbro used his face as the basis for the G.I. Joe action figure Dragonsky.[6][7]

In 2006 and 2007, Jerwa began writing for Dynamite Entertainment, working on the series Highlander,[8] cowriting the first four issues with Michael Avon Oeming before moving on to a prolific run on Battlestar Galactica.[9]

On Free Comic Book Day 2007, Jerwa met several people affiliated with DC Comics, including Eric S. Trautmann and Greg Rucka.[4] Jerwa and Trautmann struck up a partnership and collaborated on a project called Wide Awake, which appeared first as a short story in Popgun Vol. 2, then as a Free Comic Book Day special,[10] and then later as a free webcomic.[11][12] In 2009, the duo pitched an idea for a graphic novel to DC's imprint Vertigo, which was accepted, and soon after Jerwa was contacted about working with DC directly.[4]

Jerwa's first work for DC Comics was in September 2009 as the writer of the Inferno co-feature in The Shield, a monthly series that introduced re-imagined versions of the Red Circle Comics superhero characters into the DC Universe.

In late 2009, Jerwa also wrote for a Dynamite series based on Stargate SG-1.[13]

In 2011 Jerwa raised $19,000 through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter for a comic book-themed documentary title UNTOLD TALES OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY[14] News of the film's progress was last updated in March 2013.[15]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "COMIC WRITER BRANDON JERWA'S BAND SD6 SIGNS DEAL, RELEASES CD". Comic Book Resources. December 12, 2006. 
  2. ^ Kurt Anthony Krug (November 8, 2005). "Seattle-based Brandon Jerwa leads Joe into the comic battlefield". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  3. ^ Tom Paulu (November 12, 2009). "Comedy shows hit local stages Saturday". TDN.com. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  4. ^ a b c Rik Offenberger (June 20, 2009). "Embracing the Inferno: Talking With Brandon Jerwa". Newsrama. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  5. ^ TV Guide (May 18, 2006). "I've Got A Secret Season 1 Episode Guide". tvguide.com. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  6. ^ "YOJOE.COM Dragonsky". 
  7. ^ Tom Paulu (March 22, 2007). "King of Comics: Longview native is living his superhero dream". TDN. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  8. ^ Chris Ullrich (August 28, 2006). "THERE CAN BE ONLY TWO: JERWA AND OEMING TALK "HIGHLANDER"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  9. ^ Michael Patrick Sullivan (May 25, 2007). "JERWA BACKTRACKS BATTLESTAR IN "SEASON ZERO"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  10. ^ Joseph Dilworth, Jr. (May 1, 2009). "FCBD 2009: 'Wide Awake' Chapter 0". Pop Culture Zoo. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  11. ^ Joseph Dilworth, Jr. (April 13, 2009). "ECCC 09: Wacky Hi-Jinks With Brandon Jerwa And Eric Trautmann – With Exclusive Art!". Comics Waiting Room. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  12. ^ Emmet Furey (August 27, 2008). "NIGHT TERRORS: CREATORS TALK POPGUN'S "WIDE AWAKE"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  13. ^ Kiel Phegley (September 2, 2009). "JERWA & MURRAY JUMP THROUGH DYNAMITE'S "STARGATE"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  14. ^ " "UNTOLD TALES OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY". 
  15. ^ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arcmedia/untold-tales-of-the-comic-industry/posts/419825