Brian K. Vaughan

Born: 1976

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 iconic characters from both Marvel (X-Men, Captain America, and Spiderman) and DC (Batman and Green Lantern) and Image’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer among others, Vaughan took a step into creator-owned work. He developed the multiple award-winning and nominated series Ex-Machina, Runaways, Y: The Last Man, Saga, and Paper Girls. Vaughan also wrote the highly-lauded graphic novel Pride of Baghdad which was 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 also wrote for the television series Lost and was involved with Stephen King’s Under the Dome.

Vaughan currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife.


Eisner Awards including Best Writer (2005, 2013, 2014, 2017); Best Single Issue or Story (2007); Best Continuing Series (2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017); Best New Series (2008, 2013, 2016). Harvey Awards for Best Writer (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016); Best Continuing Series or Limited Series (2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016); Best Single Issue or Story (2007, 2009); Best New Series (2013, 2016); Best Online Comics Work (2015). Hugo Award in 2013 for Saga (with Fiona Staples) among others.

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