Chris Burnham was a guest artist at our 2018 Nickel City Con event. To see this year’s lineup, click here.
Chris Burnham is a #1 New York Times Bestselling comic artist and frequent collaborator of legendary comic writer Grant Morrison. A comic book Cinderella story, Chris Burnham did his time in the hard world of creator-owned titles before gaining the attention of Batman scribe and comics visionary Morrison. After establishing himself on titles like Nixon’s Pals and Officer Downe, Burnham was asked to come in for a last-minute deadline save on Morrison’s Batman and Robin title, a job that led to more work with DC Comics. He was offered a run on Batman Incorporated (Batman, Inc.), which was quickly followed by an exclusive contract with DC. In 2015 he and Morrison co-created the Image title NAMELESS, a sci-fi horror comic telling the story of a down-at-heel occult hustler known only as ‘Nameless’ who is recruited by a consortium of billionaire futurists as part of a desperate mission to save the world.
Chris has currently been drawing covers to the DC Comics Rebirth titles Teen Titans and Superman. It was announced at this past summer’s SDCC that Chris and Grant Morrison will be teaming up again on the 122-page story Arkham Asylum 2, which will focus on an adult Damian Wayne (Robin) as Batman. It’s unknown how, or if, Arkham Asylum 2 will mesh thematically with Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth, Morrison’s 1989 graphic novel with Dave McKean in which Batman is called upon to meet with the inmates of the psychiatric hospital and forced into a game of hide and seek in which he’s hunted by some of his most notorious foes.