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    Richard Bruning
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Bruning, Richard

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 DCís Design Director, working on such titles as WATCHMEN and THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. He also established DCís Collected Edition line, amongst more than 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 DCís SVP-Creative Director, in charge of the companyís overall creative look and feel. Heís especially proud of the creation of Zuda Comics, DCís first online original material imprint. After he left DC in 2010, he returned to freelancing.
He has written a bunch of comics, most notably DCís ADAM STRANGE and King Featuresí 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 Bergerís BERGER BOOKS, now in its second year. Life is good.

Date of Birth: 2/7/1953
Birthplace: Middletown, NY


Favorite Creators:
Richard Bruning is a favorite creator of 1 user
As there seems to be no DESIGNER category, some of my work as a designer is credited to other skill sets. I did work on these projects tho.

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Adam Strange (1990)
Adam Strange: L'Uomo dei Due Mondi (2007)
Batman [FRA] (2003)
Comic 2000 (1991)
The Complete Frank Miller Batman (1989)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
Flinch (1999)
Gangland (1998)
Green Lantern (1960)
The Green Lantern Corps (1986)
Hit Comics (1998)
Lega della Giustizia (1990)
Mine!: A Celebration of Liberty and Freedom For All Benefiting Planned Parenthood (2017)
Play Extra (1990)
Secret Origins (1986)
Superman: Cover to Cover (2006)




The Art of Walter Simonson (1989)
The Badger (1983)
Batman (1940)
Camelot 3000 (1982)
The Complete Badger (2007)
Deadman (1986)
Deadman (2011)
Deadman by Kelley Jones: The Complete Collection (2017)
Deadman: Lost Souls (1995)
Deadman: Love After Death (1989)
Detective Comics (1937)
First Comics Graphic Novel (1984)
Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters (1987)
Hawkman (1989)
Mister Miracle Special (1987)
Nexus (1981)
Nexus (1983)
Nexus Omnibus (2012)
The Originals: The Essential Edition (2018)
The Prisoner (1988)
The Private Files of The Shadow (1989)
Superman Archives (1989)
Tales of the New Gods (2008)
Whisper (1983)
Whisper Special (1985)

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9-11 (2002)
Adam Strange (1990)
American Freak: A Tale of the Un-Men (1994)
Batman (1940)
Batman: De Killing Joke (1989)
Batman: La Broma Asesina (1988)
Batman: Manbat (1995)
Batman: The Cult (1988)
Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)
Books of Magic (1990)
Chiaroscuro (1995)
Cliffhanger (1999)
Grandes Historias (1993)
Graphic Novel (1988)
Hardboiled Animal Comics (1982)
Invisible People (1992)
Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo (1993)
Magic Book (2000)
Psycho! (1997)
Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993)
Shade, the Changing Man (1990)
Skin Graft: The Adventures of a Tattooed Man (1993)
Stacked Deck: The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (1990)
Surgeon X (2016)
Swamp Thing (1985)
Vertigo Preview (1992)
Vertigo Rave (1994)
Vertigo Sampler (1992)
Vertigo Visions: Prez (1995)
Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)

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