Brandon M. Easton

brandon-easton3Brandon M. Easton is a professional writer, screenwriter, and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. Easton was born in Baltimore, MD and resides in Southern California. Easton is mainly known for his work on the Warner Bros. Animation reboot of the ThunderCats series as well as critical acclaim for his work in the comic book industry.

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Easton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ithaca College in 1997, Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from Boston University in 2001 and Masters in Secondary Social Studies Education from City University of New York-Herbert H. Lehman College in New York City in 2005. Easton often credits his time at Ithaca College as a “major transformative moment” in his life and says it gave birth to his writing voice and sociological perspectives. Easton regularly writes and speaks on issues of race in the comic book industry, and has been published in various articles discussing racial barriers for writers of color. He is also a mentor to new comic book writers, and has a regular panel called “The Writer’s Journey” where he and other colleagues discuss the secrets to breaking in to show-business.

Brandon Easton - ShadowlawEaston has written for the Boston Herald, Crashpad Magazine, and a variety of other publications, and taught as a public school teacher in the New York City public schools from 2003 to 2008. In 2008, Easton moved to Southern California to pursue writing, and since that time Easton has been writing for television and comics. Easton has been named the writer of the international franchise Armarauders from Mecha Workshop as well as a guest writer for the new Watson and Holmes comic series published by New Paradigm Studios. In 2012, Easton signed a mutli-graphic novel writing deal with LION FORGE COMICS, a new transmedia company based in St. Louis, Missouri and has authored multiple comic books, including “The Joshua Run,” “Roboy,” and an upcoming biographical graphic novel about the life of pro-wrestler Andre the Giant. Easton’s original graphic novel SHADOWLAW garnered coverage in publications/outlets like USA Today, Wired, Forbes and Ain’t It Cool News.

Easton is the producer, writer and director of Brave New: Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of the 21st Century – a documentary that addresses the issues of race and representation in the comic book industry, genre publishing and Hollywood. Easton interviewed new, but acclaimed, writers like Nnedi Okorafor, N.K. Jemisin, Geoffrey Thorne, Anthony Montgomery, Erika Alexander, Tony Puryear, Hannibal Tabu and several others.

Brandon Easton - Watson and HolmesEaston is a recipient of the 2015 Disney-ABC Writing Program, a one year program that is considered to be one of the most successful writer programs in the entertainment industry. As a result, he has just been staffed on the second season of Marvel’s AGENT CARTER as writer. Easton was a 2014 nominee for the Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Single Issue or One Shot, which is considered the Comic Industry’s equivalent of the Oscar Academy Awards. Easton also received three GLYPH awards in 2014 from the East Coast Black Age of Comics, including Fan Award (WATSON AND HOLMES #6), Story of the Year (WATSON AND HOLMES #6), and Best Writer (WATSON AND HOLMES #6). Easton is also the recipient of the 2013 Glyph recipient for Best Writer for his original graphic novel Shadowlaw. Easton was also a semi-finalist with the Hollywood Black Film Festival’s Project Stargazer in 2013 – collaboration with NASA to find and develop science-fiction writers of color.