Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My mantra for 2009


"You guys got fat while everybody starved on the street. Now it's my turn." - Frank White.

Be ready, 2009.

Be. Ready.

Mike

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2009?...


I've decided to stop taking it easy on the comics industry, and break it wide open in 2009.

Hope you don't mind. ;)

Mike

Monday, December 29, 2008

American Splendor - Another Dollar TPB


Just got my comp of the new trade, and it looks great! Comes out next month, so be sure and check it out.

Apparently I'm one of "Comic's Greatest Artists"!

Who knew!? ;)

More here.

Mike

Saturday, December 27, 2008

...Grind...



Still under the gun, deadline wise. More soon.

Mike

Friday, December 26, 2008

Grinding. Grinding



"on the grind- staying "on the grind" means to work hard, always be hustling, or otherwise engaged in money-making activities."

Bustin' my hump right now. More soon.

Mike

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

Hey everyone,

My schedule has been insane, and I haven't had a chance to make a new card this year. Sorry! BUT, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Chanukah! I hope you all get to be with family, and just enjoy each other.

I leave you with this- Dominic the Donkey music video.

Thanks me later ;)

Mike

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

G.I. Joe



The line art is done, and I'm working on colors with my pal Erik Swanson. Previews soon, promise.

Mike

Friday, December 19, 2008

Secrets revealed!...part II


Rick Remender just revealed on Twitter that I'll be penciling the next arc of Fear Agent (with the fucking master Tony Moore doing finishes!)

I'm crazy excited to start, and wish I could show you the amazing designs I just got from Tony for the new Alien/Human hybrid that are introduced in this arc.

Stay tuned for more info.

Mike

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Secrets revealed!...almost

If you get my newsletter (What?! You haven't signed up yet?!?!) then you already know what new books I'm working on currently.

Here are some sneak peaks of the art.

G.I. Joe - Origins
I'm taking over art duties on the new Origins series for IDW. Fun stuff! I'll be doing line art and colors on the five issue series.
Here's Duke and Scarlett



Star Trek Spotlight*
I did an issue featuring the tribbles!




Sturgeon River
My follow up book with UMBRA writer Steve Murphy. This one you already know about (if you follow the blog or newsletter) but here's another sneak peek anyway.










Oh, and I'll be finishing up One Man Gang and publishing it online at ThinktankComics.com

You can also sign up for my newsletter at ThinktankComics.com by entering your e-mail into the newsletter field under the "About Mike" section.

You can also check IDW Publishing's site for more details.

There is ONE more book I'm penciling for Dark Horse and ONE more at Vertigo which I'm writing and drawing that I can't announce yet.. you'll just have to check back later ;-)

That's all for now.

Thanks!
Mike

* Last minute edit - Apparently my Star Trek comic has been solicited! So, you know, pre-order it! ;)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

¡Mysterioso! part 7!


Yet another book I can't tell you about just yet...but it involves lots of ass kicking, bullet shooting, and explosioning!

More soon. Promise.

Mike

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Leopoldo Romañach

While I was in Florida last week we went to the Daytona museum. We'd been there once before, and there was a section devoted to Cuban artists that I wanted to revisit. There was this one painting I had to see again - "Italian Peasant".

The artist is Leopoldo Romañach, who lived from 1862 till about 1951. There isn't a lot of info about him online, but it sounds like he had pretty minor acclaim with his work. He won a Bronze metal in a French exhibition, and was in a few shows in Europe and Cuba - picking up a few medals here and there.

His work has a great Diego Velázquez (One of my favorite painters) quality to it. Nice find in a little museum.

Here are two of his paintings in the gallery.

Italian Peasant



On the way to Mass



I'll post more art from the museum soon.

Mike

Etsy store now open

Hey,

Just a quick note. My Etsy.com store is open again, after being in vacation mode for a week.

Thanks!
Mike

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mighty B




I tried out for the Mighty B comic for Nick. I didn't get it, but I had a hell of a lot of fun trying! Here are some of my sketches from the try out.

It's good I didn't get the gig, cause really...my schedule is stupid busy right now. I mostly tried cause my kids and I dig the show, and Bill Wray (who works on the show) is fucking awesome.

Mike

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sorry so slow


Taking a break from the world...sorta.

Grew out my fro too.

I'll be back to posting soon.

Mike

Thursday, December 04, 2008



Another preview from my new graphic novel with my friend and UMBRA scribe, Steve Murphy.

Mike

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

¡Mysterioso! part 6!



I wish I could show you what manner of horrifying alien COULD frighten THIS guy!

You'll have to wait and see ;)

mike

Monday, December 01, 2008