Brian Wood is a comic book artist and a writer for graphic novels and monthly comic books. Born in Essex Junction, Vermont, he settled in New York in 1991 and graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1997. He began his professional career writing and drawing the mini-series 'Channel Zero' for Image Comics in 1997. He then focused on internet design, before returning to comics in 2000 as co-writer on Marvel's 'Generation X' with Warren Ellis. Between 2001 and 2003, he produced graphic novels like 'Couscous Express' (art by Brett Weldele), 'The Couriers' (art by Rob G.), 'Pounded' (art by Steve Rolston, Oni Press) and 'Fight for Tomorrow' (art by Denys Cowan and Kent Williams, DC/Vertigo).
He was a staff designer at Rockstar Games, doing designs for video games like 'Grand Theft Auto', 'Midnight Club', 'Manhunt' and 'Max Payne'. In 2003 he created the monthly comic series 'Demo' with artist Becky Cloonan. This was followed by 'Local' with Ryan Kelly for Oni Press (2005) and 'Supermarket' with Kristian Donaldson for IDW (2006). Other titles include the graphic novel 'The Tourist' with Toby Cypress for Image Comics and 'Dogs Day End' with Nikki Cook at Top Shelf. In 2005 he began his famous DC/Vertigo series 'DMZ' with the Italian artist Riccardo Burchielli, for which he does cover illustrations himself.