Comic book artist Pat Broderick got his start in early 1972, thanks to a nationwide talent contest sponsored by DC Comics. After he impressed editors Sol Harrison and Joe Orlando, Broderick won a spot in the junior bullpen program. In 1975, after sporadic work with DC and Marvel, Broderick did a brief stint with Atlas Comics, later returning to Marvel to work on various titles for their black-and-white line, Curtis Magazines. This work led to his success on Captain Marvel and the Micronauts.
In 1982, after his boss at Marvel told him his art “sucked,” Broderick left Marvel for DC and worked on Firestorm, Captain Atom, Batman: Year Three, Swamp Thing, and Green Lantern. After ten good years with DC, the relationship began to sour. So when Marvel approached him with an offer, he accepted, working first as the penciller on Alpha Flight and then on Doom 2099.
Broderick turned to advertising in 1995, when he led the in-house creative department at Tracy Locke and Partnership, which handled PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Pizza Hut, Federal Express, Harrah’s Casinos, and Hasbro. His affiliation there led to design work for DNA Productions on the 2001 movie, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
Two years later, Broderick returned to comics with the short-lived Future Comics. In 2004, Devil's Due Publishing revived Micronauts, assigning it to Broderick. He drew three issues before it was cancelled.
Today, Broderick remains busy, creating artwork for a variety of projects—including Forgotten City Books 1-5, and teaching art to college students in Tampa, Fla., where he makes his home.