Brad Vancata is a comic book artist. He illustrated the book Spider-Man: Dangerous Dr. Octopus
Brad Vancata began his commercial art career inking comic books for publisher AC Comics, while at the same time ferining and expanding his skills with additional training at the Jo Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. During his time there, he did some additional comic book work penciling for DC Comics. After graduating, Brad went on to do a stint as one of John Romita, Sr.'s apprentices, the 'Romita's Raiders', at the offices of Marvel Comics in New York City. Having established himself as a premiere inker and colorist in the comic book industry, he then went freelance, and began working on a variety of top titles, such as The Hulk, Spider-Man, and the X-Men, for Marvel Comics, Bloodshot for Acclaim Comics, Stormwatch for Image Comics, and Superman, and the highly acclaimed mini-series, Aquaman: Time and Tide, for DC Comics. In addition to his comic book work, Brad has drafted storyboards for a variety of media use, including a public service announcment for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, which was sponsored by The Walt Disney Company. He also had a major role in doing overall design, conceptual artwork, graphic design, and actual ride artwork for the Adventures of Spider-Man multi-media attraction in both the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Studios in Orlando, Flordia, and Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Brad has also worked in the video game industry on a number of PC and PlayStation 2 titles for Interplay Entertainment Corp., producing level design art, conceptual art, and texture maps. Most recently, he revisited working in comics by producing art for publisher and multi-media entertainment company CrossGeneration Entertainment. Currently, Brad enjoys residing and freelancing in the Los Angeles area.