It has been said that Frank Miller has produced some of the best movies never seen on the big screen, which, up until 2005's Sin City, was as true a sentiment as could be said of a living artist. Known for bringing a cinematic eye to the world of comics, the acclaimed writer/artist has made a name for himself by reinventing the craft under the tutelage of comic veteran Neil Adams, while adding in his love of Akira Kurosawa and the sequential storytelling of another comic legend, Will Eisner. Fate eventually brought Miller to Hollywood, though his trip was a long and arduous one.
Born on January 27, 1957, in Olney, MD, the artist spent most of his youth in Vermont pouring through film and crime fiction before making his way to New York City, eventually landing a drawing gig on a Twilight Zone comic from the publisher Gold Key in 1977. After a few stints here and there with other books from more renowned companies, Miller eventually landed a penciling position on Daredevil with writer Roger Mackenzie and long-time collaborator/inker Klaus Jensen. Swiftly taking over the writing duties as well, Miller enjoyed a long run on the series, establishing himself as not only a visionary artist but a sharp writer who wasn't afraid of controversial storylines or scared of creating and then killing off such an immensely popular character as Elektra, who would later headline her own film after co-starring in the 2003 Daredevil film that took most of its inspiration from Miller's infamous storylines.