About Brian Kolm

Brian Kolm - Head Bear at Atomic Bear Press

Brian Kolm is an artist and designer living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, designer, and performer most of his life. He has a BFA in illustration and film from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts).


Brian founded Atomic Bear Press in 1999. It currently publishes the Beyond the Great Chimney series of comic books. You can follow Brian’s creative progress on the next issue on the Beyond the Great Chimney Production Log.


Brian works as a freelance illustrator, designer, animator, and story artist. You can see samples of his work in his portfolio. For information about rates and availability, contact him at brain@atomicbearpress.com .


Brian frequently teaches comic book, cartooning, art and animation classes at venues such as the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco and the Charles M. Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa. He also teaches private school groups and is available for private tutoring.

Click Here for a list of his upcoming public classes.

Click Here for information on hiring Brian for a private group or individual lesson.


Brian can use his artistic talents and enthusiastic personality to demonstrate many diffrent products. His past experience includes: demonstrator and performer “Bobby the Toy Soldier” at FAO Schwarz in San Francisco, and demonstrator/salesman at Time Out for Fun and Games in Oakland.
You can contact Brian Kolm at bkolm@atomicbearpress.com

If you have questions or comments about this web site, contact staff@atomicbearpress.com

You can also find Brian and Atomic Bear Press on MySpace, Deviant Art, YouTube and Comic Space.