Brandon Dayton was born in Los Angeles, California in 1977, the third of 5 brothers. He developed a love for drawing at an early age, and after his exposure to such animated films as The Little Mermaid and Akira, decided he would make drawing and storytelling his life’s work.
During his high school years, he experimented with comics, music and film, ultimately enrolling in the Film program at Brigham Young University. During his stint at BYU, Brandon produced and directed four short films, including the award winning Coney Island, and was one of 18 chosen to participate in Orson Scott Card’s Writer’s Bootcamp.
Since graduating in 2004, Brandon has worked as a writer, animator, illustrator, storyboard artist, and concept artist. From 2008 to 2012 he worked as a concept artists for EA Games on such titles as Nerf N-Strike, Nerf N-Strike Elite, and Monopoly Streets. In 2008, he contributed writing and art to Impact Book’s Making Faces. In 2009 he self published his first mini-comic, Green Monk which was selected for the YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens Booklist.
He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife, Annie and daughter, Lucy.