Brian Haberlin is an award-winning veteran American comic book artist, writer, editor, and producer. He is best known as the co-creator of the Witchblade franchise, pioneering digital art style and innovative use of Augmented Reality in the printed medium. Haberlin started his career working at Lorimar/Warner Brothers Television but eventually left to pursue his life-long passion in comics. Haberlin began his journey in comics working at Top Cow Productions where, as VP of Creative Affairs, he co-created Witchblade, prompted by the lack of realistic female superheroes in comics. The franchise expanded rapidly to include multiple spin-offs, a live-action television series, and even an anime. He established Haberlin Studios soon thereafter producing work for Marvel, DC and Image Comics.
Upon forming Avalon Studios for publishing, Brian created many successful fantasy and sci-fi titles including Stone (the highest selling independent comic the year released) incorporating Filipino mythology, Aria (the #2 selling comic in the U.S. in its debut), Area 52, Nine Rings of the Wu-Tang, M-Rex (adapted into the successful Cartoon Network series Generator Rex) and many others. While Editor in Chief for Todd McFarlane Productions, he penciled and inked Spawn for two years during David Hine’s run as writer.
In 2012, Haberlin co-founded Anomaly Productions to produce truly innovative cross-platform content integrating Augmented Reality in all its titles. Its current library includes Two volumes of Anomaly, Shifter, Faster Than Light, Between Worlds, Creative Creature Catcher (Augmented Reality children’s book), Sonata, and The Marked. Brian currently helms, Jules Verne’s Lighthouse, published through Image Comics. He has also been featured in many books and magazines around the world: Wired, Rolling Stone, ImagineFX, 3D World, Creating Comics From Start To Finish, and Secrets Of Zbrush Artists to name a few. Brian routinely speaks around the country and world from The Wall Street Journal’s All Things D, to the South Korean KOCCA academic conference.
He also hosts a series of his own panels annually at the San Diego Comic Con. Haberlin also owns and operates DigitAlartTutorials.com and Traditionalarttutorials.com, producing art education tutorials from his methods. DigitalArtTutorials.com content was recently made FREE and all are encouraged to visit and enjoy its offerings. He teaches comic art at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has work in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum.