Brombal is a comic book writer based in Toronto, Canada. His comic series House of Slaughter at BOOM! Studios with artist Chris Shehan spun out of James Tynion IV & Werther Dell’Edera’s hit Something is Killing the Children and debuted in 2021. His Eisner-nominated mini-series Barbalien: Red Planet (Dark Horse) alongside Eisner-winning artist Gabriel Hernández Walta also released in 2021 as a part of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer universe. Tate’s latest comic series Behold, Behemoth dropped from BOOM! Studios in November 2022.
Goodhart got his start in comics in 2014 as one of the winners of the Top Cow Talent Hunt. After drawing Artifacts #38, he moved on to illustrating Matt Hawkins’s Postal for 26 consecutive issues. He recently illustrated Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale and Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story, written by Lauren Myracle and published by DC Comics.
Together Brombal and Goodhart have teamed up as writer and artist of James Tynion IV’s The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos. The first few issues of the series were originally released via The Empire of the Tiny Onion Substack, but has since been promoted to an on-going series at Dark Horse.
The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos
From the New York Times bestselling and multi-Eisner award-winning writers of Something is Killing the Children, The Department of Truth, and House of Slaughter; and the artist on Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story comes this LGBTQ+ horror-hero coming-of-age series that’s Invincible meets Doom Patrol.
Meet teenage mad scientist Christopher Chaos. For all his life he knew he was different. His brilliant mind works in ways that defy logic and enable him to do things that push him beyond his peers. Unfortunately, these abilities have also caused great pain in his personal life-leading others to fear him and leaving Christopher with profound loneliness and guilt.
Then one day something cracked. When the cute boy at high school turns out to be a deadly creature, Christopher finds himself pitted in a world of monsters, heroes, and a cult of hunters out to kill them all.
Based on idea by James Tynion IV, script by Tate Brombal, art by Isaac Goodhart, colors by Kurt Michael Russell, and letters by Aditya Bidikar.
The first issue sold out at distribution level prior to release and went into second printing.