Born:January 27, 1957
Occupation:Comic book writer and artist
Characters/Comics Created:Sin City
Claim To Fame:Frank Miller, along with Alan Moore, is credited with helping the birth of the dark and gritty comic book with the graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns, which he wrote and drew. It has been hailed as one of the greatest Batman tales of all time.
Interesting Fact:Frank Miller has had some experience working with Hollywood when he wrote Robocop 2 and 3. He vowed to never have any of his work made into films. That all changed when Robert Rodriguez convinced him that it could work with Sin City by showing him a short film of The Customer Is Always Right, which Rodriguez had already filmed and edited in black and white.
Personal Website:Unofficial Website - www.moebiusgraphics.com
Dark Horse Frank Miller Zone Dark Horse Comics
Bio:Frank Miller burst onto the comic book scene with his work on Daredevil, for Marvel comics. He started out as an artist for the series but within 10 issues progressed to both writer and artist. It was during this run that he created the character Elektra, one of the now more popular characters of the Daredevil universe. It was Millers work on Daredevil that made him famous, but it would be his work on another property that would make him a legend.
First with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and later with Batman: Year One, Frank Miller both rewrote continuity and changed how many comic book would be done in the future. His gritty, dark, and ultimately realistic portrayal of the Batman character paved the way for comic books that would be geared toward adults with a mature theme. These two works have been critically acclaimed have continued to sell well for the past twenty years.
Later, Miller went to the publisher Dark Horse for his future projects due to a battle over censorship with DC Comics. It would be at Dark Horse that he published first a Sin City short series and later graphic novels in a noir style that captured the dark, grimy, and evil town known as Basin City, Sin City to its inhabitants. The graphic novels have since been adapted into movies, with Frank Miller helping to direct the new franchise.
Miller has since returned to DC with a sequel to The Dark Knight Returns, a retelling and updating of the Batman story with the All-Star line, and with an upcoming Batman tale about the Dark Knight facing off against Al-Qaeda. Frank Miller continues to show his creativity and love for comics in many ways and will not just be remembered for his work on Batman, but for his great body of work that has contributed a great deal to the comic book world.