Brian Lynch (writer)
Lynch in April 2016
Brian Michael Lynch
June 21, 1973
New Jersey, U.S.
Brian Michael Lynch (born June 21, 1973) is an American film and comic book writer. Lynch was the initial writer and co-creator with Joss Whedon of Angel: After the Fall for IDW Publishing, and is best known for writing the screenplays for the films Puss in Boots, Minions, and The Secret Life of Pets. He has also written an unproduced film adaptation of The Sims.
Life and career
Lynch went to school with (and was friends with) Vincent Pereira, who worked with Kevin Smith at the Quick Stop/RST Video and who inspired Smith's own film career. Despite seeing himself as a writer rather than filmmaker, Lynch contributed in a non-writing capacity to Smith's early films and then wrote/directed one of three non-Smith-directed films under the View Askew label.
Except for four years during early childhood spent in Indiana, Lynch lived in New Jersey all his life. In 2004, he moved to Hollywood, California.
Comics and animated series
Lynch has worked on a number of comics and animated series:
- Angry Naked Pat (animated series)
- Spider-Man Unlimited (vol 3) #2
- Monkey Man Unleashed
- Patchouli One Shot
- Spike: Asylum
- Spike: Shadow Puppets
- Angel: After the Fall #1–17
- Spike: After the Fall
- Julia Child, the Cooking Zombie #6–9
- Spike (IDW Publishing)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Microseries #1-3 (IDW Publishing)
- Monster Motors: The Curse of Minivan Helsing
- A Better Place (1997) – Actor as 'Eddie'
- Chasing Amy (1997) – Actor as 'Bryan White' (uncredited). key craft service, (miscellaneous crew)
- Big Helium Dog (1999) – Director, Writer, Editor, Miscellaneous Crew. Actor as 'Director's Assistant'
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) – Actor as 'Comic Book Shopper #1' (uncredited)
- Hop (2011) – Writer
- Puss in Boots (2011) – Writer
- Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (2012) - Writer
- Minions (2015) - Writer
- The Secret Life of Pets (2016) - Writer
- The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) - Writer
- Minions 2 (2020) - Writer
- The Sims Coming to the Big Screen – ComingSoon.net
- O'Sullivan, Eleanor. "Crude dudes in Red Bank", Asbury Park Press, January 6, 2002. Accessed August 2, 2007. "In addition to Vulgar from Johnson, Atlantic Highlands, the comedy Big Helium Dog, from Middletown's Brian Lynch, also will be shown."
- Smodcast Episode #225: The Lynch Pin
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Microseries #1: Raphael Coming in November![permanent dead link]
- Get Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-series #2: Michelangelo Today! Archived March 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- IDW's New Print & Digital Books! Archived March 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- Marie, Christine (February 28, 2015). "Fancy Some Gothic Carpunk? Preview Monster Motors: The Curse of Minivan Helsing #1". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
- Universal Studios Hollywood unleashes Minion power