Richland Library Announces New Artist-In-Residence

Welcome Chuck Brown, Artist, Board-Certified Art Therapist and Emotional Wellness Coach

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(Columbia, SC) – Richland Library is dedicated to providing unrestricted access to programming, services, and resources, encompassing support for mental health and mindfulness. Please join us in welcoming the newest addition to the residency program, Chuck Brown.

Chuck Brown is an Eisner and multiple Ringo winning writer. He has written The Punisher, Wolverine, and Black Panther comics for Marvel. He also written Superman, Black Manta, and Aquaman for DC comics. He’s currently writing Disney Villains for Dynamite entertainment. Chuck is the writer and creator of On the Stump, Flawed, and Co-Writer and Co-Creator of Bitter Root for Image Comics. Bitter Root is being adapted as a live action film by Legendary Pictures. Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Zinzi Evans, and Sev Ohanian will produce the film. Raised in Latta SC, where one of his first jobs was in the local library. Chuck went to college and settled in Columbia SC, where he currently resides.

“As a passionate comic book writer and creator, I am excited to propose a residency at the Richland Library that will engage the local community in the art of storytelling and promoting mental health through comic creation. By offering a variety of artful opportunities, I aim to inspire creativity, mindfulness, and a deeper appreciation for this art form.” – Chuck Brown

Chuck’s residency will include writing workshops and programming that allow comic lovers, writers, and artists of all ages to work hands-on to learn the basics of comic book creation and strory-telling. He is also excited to work with the community on a comic creation challenge, encouraging library patrons to create their own comic strips to be shared and displayed through the library, fostering a sense of community achievement and recognition.

Brown will serve as Artist-in-Residence through June of 2024.

Created in 2015, the library’s residency program aims to connect the community directly with local working artists, entrepreneurs and writers. Learn more here.

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Chuck Brown, please contact Tacara Carpenter at 803-351-5616 or email

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