Bryan Tillman has been in higher education for over 12 years and has done everything from professor to program director for Media. He is currently an Assistant Professor for Graphic Design at Norfolk State University. Bryan has an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, with a focus in sequential art and a minor in drawing. As an educator Bryan has conducted many panels and solo lectures for many convention such as, AwesomeCon, MegaCon, Stan Lee's Comikaze, Wizard World Conventions and San Diego Comic Con. The San Diego Comic Con has over the past 9 years invited him back to give his panel on Proper Pitching and Promoting Yourself. Bleeding cool did an article on it in 2017.
Aside from being and education, Bryan is the owner and CEO of the Kaiser Studio Productions LLC, a production studio for comics, toys, animation, and games that has been active in the industry for over 18 years. Within Kaiser Studio Productions Bryan Tillman does many things. He is a sculptor for toys. He is the editor for all the comic books that come out from the studio. He also does layout and illustrations for multiple projects that are being worked on. Some of the clients that Bryan has worked for are Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Valiant Comics, TOPPS, UpperDeck, Cryptozoic, Rittenhouse, Toys R Us, T.G.I. Fridays, Focal Press, Lucas Films, CDR Press, FX, Miramax and Tandem Productions.
Bryan has published three instructional books; one for Focal Press: Creative Character Design, one for CDR Press: Creative Character Design, second edition and one for Kaiser Studio Productions: The 30 Day Pitch Bible. Bryan has also created and illustrated a tabletop RPG trading card game, Dark Legacy, which was recently acquired by UpperDeck which was released to stores late 2018.
Currently Bryan is hard at work getting ready to bring Ninja Empire to the public. Ninja Empire is comic book series of five separate stories that deal with a world that is run by ninjas. This will be the first time that Bryan has released comic books that he has both written and illustrated.