Erik Burnham is a Minnesotan writer and artist that first broke into comics with a series of humorous short stories in the Shooting Star Comics Anthology. These stories featured his original creation, Nick Landime, and culminated in a one-shot: Nick Landime vs. the World Crime League, published by Shooting Star in 2005.
Off and on, in this same time period, Erik also produced a short run of an online strip, The Down Side, until technical issues wore him down. He aims to return to the strip one day.
In 2007, Erik found produced work for two other anthologies – a short humor piece for History Graphics Press’ Civil War Adventures #1, and a horror story for Gene Simmons’ House of Horror #3, produced by IDW Publishing.
This lead to several other projects for IDW, up to and including his current critically acclaimed run on the ongoing GHOSTBUSTERS comic book.
Erik has worked on other projects not related to comic books, and hopes one day to share those with the public at large. In the meantime, he still lives quietly in Minnesota; any rumors about this being because he’s completely afraid of the forty-nine other states (and Canada) remain unverified at this time.
Hoax Hunters: Case Files (Image, June, 2013)
I have a four page story in this annual, drawn by ReincarNate’s Keith Burns!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains Micro-Series #2: BAXTER STOCKMAN (IDW, MAY, 2013)
With amazing art by Andy Kuhn!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #0/FCBD (IDW, MAY, 2013)
With art by Dario Brizuela, this is the first IDW comic based on the new Nickelodeon cartoon, and it’s FREE!
Ghostbusters (IDW, Ongoing volume two, February 2013–)
With art by Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado – and featuring backups written and drawn by me!
Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters (IDW, one-shot, January 2013)
With art by Jose Holder and colors by Jeremy Colwell!
TMNT: Secret History Of The Foot Clan (IDW, 2012-13, 4 ISSUES STARTING DEC. ’12)
Co-scripting with Mateus Santolouco, based on his story. Santolouco also handles the art!
Hoax Hunters #4 (Image, October, 2012)
A pin-up of fan-favorite character Murder from the acclaimed series by Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series #5: SPLINTER (IDW, JUNE, 2012)
A one-shot featuring the sensei of the TMNT, Splinter! With spectacular art by C.P. Wilson III!
Ghostbusters (IDW, ongoing volume one, Sept. 2011-Dec. 2012)
A monthly series starring everyone’s favorite paranormal investigation and elimination service! With art by Dapper Dan Schoening, colors by Luis Antonio Delgado, and some special Aussie magic by Tristan Jones, come see us in September!
Simpsons Comics #177 (Bongo Comics, 2011)
Co-written with Chuck Dixon, Homer wakes up in a world without beer! Check out Through A Mug Darkly, possibly one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve ever written! (It’s the Simpsons!)
Ghostbusters: INFESTATION (IDW, 2011)
With art by Kyle Hotz — the two issue tie-in to IDW’s first big crossover event!
A-Team: War Stories (IDW, 2010)
Co-written with Chuck Dixon. Prequels to the A-TEAM movie, one-shots focusing on Hannibal, BA, Face, and Murdock!
Civil War Adventures, Volume One (History Graphics Press, 2009)
Writer of the short story “The Letter.” Art by Gary Kwapisz.
NANOVOR: Game Day(IDW, 2009)
Writer for this original graphic novel about the handheld battle game.
Honor Brigade (Spinner Rack, 2009)
I did a pinup of Lightning Rod for the excellent TPB by Tom Stillwell and Brad Bowers.
Gene Simmons House of Horrors #3 (IDW/Simmons Comics Group, 2008)
Writer/Artist: The Wish Thief
Children of the Grave TPB (IDW, 2007)
Artist: pinup gallery
Shooting Star Comics Unconventional Special (Shooting Star Comics, 2005)
Writer/Artist on Nick Landime’s Mailbag
Shooting Star Comics Anthology #3 (Shooting Star Comics, 2003)
Writer/Artist on the Nick Landime Parting Shot
Nick Landime vs the World Crime League (Shooting Star Comics, 2005)
Shooting Star Comics Anthology #6 (Shooting Star Comics, 2005)
Writer/Artist on Nick Landime in: Hawaiian Nick
Writer on Thrill Seeker Comics: As Time Goes By (Art by Scott McCullar)
Shooting Star Comics Anthology #5 (Shooting Star Comics, 2004)
Artist on Always (written by Sean Taylor)
Shooting Star Comics Shooting Gallery (Shooting Star Comics, 2004)
Writer/Artist on Nick Landime and The Down Side pages.
Shooting Star Comics Anthology #4 (Shooting Star Comics, 2004)
Writer/Artist on Nick Landime: If The Shirt Fits
Artist on Zeus’ Box of Deceit (written by Sarah Beach)
Shooting Star Comics Anthology #3 (Shooting Star Comics, 2004)
Writer/Artist on Nick Landime panel gag
Shooting Star Comics Anthology #2 (Shooting Star Comics, 2003)
Writer/Artist on Nick Landime: Eponymous
Shooting Star Comics Anthology #1 (Shooting Star Comics, 2002)
Writer/Artist on Nick Landime: Remember the Alamas
More on the way!