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Friday, April 27, 2007

The Man Who Would Be King: Brendan Burford

This week brought mondo-fantastic news: Brendan Burford was named Comics Editor at King Features Syndicate. Brendan has worked with the late, great Jay Kennedy for the past 7 years and has an incredibly deep love for comics. Brendan especially likes old skool comics and i’ll be interested how that might influence his future choices. Brendan edits and publishes a beautiful, compelling small press publication, Syncopated Comics. Syncopated, “the comics reportage anthology” features Brendan’s own wonderful comics and the likes of Drawn.ca’s talented John Martz.


Brendan Burford

In researching the chapter of images of people reading comics for the soon-available Arf Forum book I unearthed this childhood photo of Brendan. It captures Brendan’s dad helping the young Brendan with his homework. Brendan’s Old Man seems to be saying, “If Brendan doesn’t pay attention and master this Math he’ll NEVER have a future career!”


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One Response to “The Man Who Would Be King: Brendan Burford”

  1. Journalista - the news weblog of The Comics Journal » Blog Archive » Apr. 30, 2007: I’d hit that Says:

    [...] Craig Yoe introduces us to Brendan Burford, the man who’ll be taking Jay Kennedy’s place as comics editor for King Features Syndicate. [...]

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