Brandon Garvey was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1997 but lived most of his life in Phoenix, Arizona. He has two associates from Chandler-Gilbert Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. Brandon grew up in a household where his parents gave him comics to read, animated shows to watch such as Batman Beyond and X-Men the Animated Series and anime such as Dragon Ball Z and Gundam. Brandon always had art supplies in front of him and would draw his favorite characters from media. This fed his love of art and helped him become the person he is today. Brandon is an illustrator that does work in line with comics, anime, and fantasy. Growing up on all those pieces of media has led to his art focusing on comics and anime. He works in mediums such as graphite and ink, acrylic paint, and digital media. He has appeared in the Chandler-Gilbert Community College art show they hold annually.
I am greatly influenced by comics, anime, and fantasy. Nearly all work I produce is figurative and narrative. My mediums vary depending on the project I am presently working on, and include graphite and ink, acrylic paint, or digital media. I constantly keep up with the fields of comics and manga to see how they are progressing and changing. I keep with the trends in the business and the constant changes. I have always loved these fields since I was a child and have a great respect for what goes into these works. I follow many great artists in the fields for inspiration and as role models. Artists such as Todd McFarlane, David Finch, and J Scott Campbell are major influences on my work. My work starts with a random idea that pops into my head or the desire to draw a character I love or a design I enjoy. From there I plan out how I want to approach the project and jump right in. The work I do being based in nerd culture, that is where the focus of my audience is and where I would like to continue to grow. I would love to see a bigger appreciation for artwork like mine from fine artists and have our field more recognized as proper artistic field in the future. One goal of my work is to break down the barrier between traditional and commercial. Many artists that work in comics or pop culture are not seen by more traditional artists as real artists. I believe that no matter what type of art you are making you are an artist. Whether it is commercial work or traditional work we are all producing and making art. The other goal is to entertain people and get them inspired to be creative. I want to do this much in the same way I was inspired by comics and cartoons growing up.