Brandon Michael Barker is an artist and writer living in West Lafayette, Indiana, a fact that he sincerely requests not be counted against his character. He's a really nice guy. Really. He is owner of ManOrMonster? Studios and the creator of WARLORDS OF WOR. He likes odd toys, bad movies, good comics and hair metal. He lives contentedly with his wife and his dogs in a house with a yard that desperately requires some professional help. Brought up in the early 80s on a healthy diet of action cartoons and superhero comics, he developed an early fascination with heroism and myth in the modern age; themes he continues to explore throughout his art, while maintaing in it a fair amount of nostalgic charm and whimsy.
Selected Exhibitions 2014 (In)Action Figures 2, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY
2013 The Blue Collar Toy Show, Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, RI Toys Are Us, Rockford Art Deli, Rockford, IL (In)Action Figures, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY
2012 At Least We’re Happy, Rueff Galleries, West Lafayette, IN Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Central Michigan University Print Club Portfolio Exchange, Mount Pleasant, MI
2011 Heroes, Hope and Healing, Lala Gallery, Lafayette, IN Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Westwood Juried Competition, West Lafayette, IN
Toy Production Clients Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley and Michael Moreci for Mini Comics Included: various Ryan Browne for God Hates Astronauts: Gnarled Winslow Benjamin Spencer: Hippo Titan Soldier Chris Faccone for Savage Conquest: Maw
Education 2012 BA, Fine Arts, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN