Cliff Bumgardner

Writer, Filmmaker


Cliff Bumgardner is a writer, filmmaker, podcaster, and professional creative weirdo. He’s known for his work in a variety of media including screenwriting, short fiction, and comic books, where he was selected as a winner of the first-ever Millarworld Talent Search Competition by comics legend Mark Millar, with his story "American Jesus: Undeath" appearing in the 2016 Millarworld Annual from Image Comics.

Each week you can find Cliff jawing about what’s new in film, comics, gaming, and pop-culture at large on Internet Picnic, a comedy talk show he hosts alongside comedian and film-fanatic Brad Hennigan. The show is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or whatever your pod-source of choice.

As a director his work includes commercial advertising for top brands as well as documentaries and original series, including NC Comicon: The Movie, a feature-length documentary providing a rare view into the inner workings of a major comic book convention.

He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with an old typewriter and way too many books.