Ohio connection: Birth
Brian K. Vaughan was born in 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating high school Vaughan moved to New York City to attend New York University, hoping to pursue a career in filmmaking. While there Vaughan attended a comic book scripting session with two editors from Marvel Comics. Vaughan submitted a few ideas to the editors, which led to him scripting some small stories for Marvel and working his way up from there.
After writing stories for a wide range of comics, including X-Men, Captain America, and Spiderman (among others), Vaughan took a step into creator-owned work. He developed the award winning series Ex-Machina, Runaways, Y: The Last Man, and Saga. Vaughan also wrote the highly-lauded graphic novel Pride of Baghdad, which is based on a true story about four lions that escaped from a zoo after an American bombing in Baghdad. Outside of the realm of comics, Vaughan has also written for the television series Lost. Vaughan currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife.
Eisner Award for Best Writer in 2005 for Ex Machina, Y: The Last Man, and Runaways, as well as the award for Best New Series for Ex Machina. Received Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series in 2008 for Y: The Last Man and the award for Best New Series for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.