Frank Miller is an American comic book writer, artist, and film director best known for his dark, film noir-style comic books and graphic novels. He was born on January 27, 1957 in Olney, Maryland, and grew up in Montpelier, Vermont.
Frank Miller began his career in the comics industry in the late 1970s, working as a freelance artist for various publishers. In the early 1980s, he gained widespread recognition for his work on Daredevil, a Marvel Comics series in which he revitalized the character and introduced a darker, more realistic tone.
In 1986, Miller released Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, a groundbreaking four-issue comic book miniseries that reinvented the character of Batman and helped to establish the modern, darker portrayal of the character that has become iconic. The series was a commercial and critical success, and is considered one of the greatest Batman stories of all time.
Frank Miller’s other notable works include Batman: Year One (1987), which retells the origin of Batman; Sin City (1991-92), a series of noir-style crime stories set in the fictional Basin City; and 300 (1998), a retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae in ancient Greece.
In addition to his work in comics, Miller has also worked in other mediums, including film and television. He wrote and directed the films Sin City (2005) and 300 (2006), both of which were based on his graphic novels. He also wrote the screenplay for The Spirit (2008), and co-directed the animated film Batman: Year One (2011).
Miller has received numerous awards and accolades for his work, including multiple Eisner Awards, the highest honor in the comics industry. He has been credited with helping to bring the graphic novel format into the mainstream and is considered one of the most influential and innovative creators in the comics industry.
Today, Miller continues to work in the comics industry, and his works continue to be popular and influential. His dark, cinematic style and compelling storytelling have made him a beloved figure in the world of comics, and his contributions to the medium have had a lasting impact.