about Brian Biggs

Brian was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1968, and lived there until he was eleven years old. As a kid, Brian drew things, painted things, built things, and generally made stuff up all the time. This is a picture of Brian at around three years old, after having built a tall thing out of blocks.


In 1979, after the fifth grade, Brian moved with most of his family to Texas.  Here are pictures of Brian in fifth grade (Arkansas), and in sixth grade (Texas).

In middle school and high school, Brian was very involved in art club, theatre, and the marching band. This is a picture of Brian and his brother David in their band uniforms. Brian played saxophone, David played drums. They still occasionally play saxophone and drums, but neither of them ever wear those band uniforms any more.

Brian spent one year of college at The University of North Texas before following his dream of attending Parsons School of Design in New York City and Paris France. Here is an artsy self-portrait of Brian in 1987 in New York, near Penn Station and an artsy picture of the Eiffel Tower that he took in 1988 in Paris.

In Paris, Brian started writing and drawing illustrated stories. His first graphic novel was published by Fantagraphics Books in 1993. It’s called Frederick & Eloise (A Love Story).

In 1993, Brian packed up everything he owned into a yellow Volkswagen and drove across the country to San Francisco, California. Here, he worked for Adobe Systems and Trimble Navigation as an art director before quitting his job in 1995 to follow another dream of becoming an illustrator. Here is a picture of Brian and his Volkswagen on the Nevada/California border.

In 1999, Brian became a dad, and he moved with his family to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he still lives today with his wife, two (much older, now) kids, and a magical dog named Cyrus, and works in an old garage writing stories and making pictures. Here is a picture of Brian and his magical dog.

Some notable clients include The Museum of Modern Art NY, The New York Times, The Washington Post, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Abrams Books, Random House/Knopf, Hyperion/Disney, The Penn Gazette, and Bell Sports.

find Brian here on the internets as well:
my store on Etsy
instagram: brianbiggs
my photos on Flickr
my videos on Vimeo
twitter: @mrbiggsdotcom.
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my beepity music site