Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, is a legend in the comic book
industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a
storytelling professional. Co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character,
Spartan X and Bucky O’Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his
groundbreaking work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,”
and “Dr. Strange, ” among MUCH more, and is counted as one of the
best cover designers and illustrators in the business.
Golden’s work can be seen on covers from “The Walking Dead,” the new
Marvel “Civil War,” the new “Rom,” the new “Micronauts,” “Spawn,”
“Nightwing”, “Iron Man”, “Heroes for Hire”, “Exiles,” “Demon’s
Regret,” “Spiderman,” “Vampirella,” “Captain American,” “The Punisher”
to “The Hulk,” as well as numerous other titles, for about every
company out there. His zombie art if routinely used in conjunction
with popular properties on TV and in print.
It’s no wonder that Golden has been one of the most influential
creators around for the last several decades:
“….unless you can actually draw yourself, it is very difficult to
understand the exact mind-blowing impossibility of what he does,” said
writer/artist Larry Hama, of Golden’s work.
“Michael blithely puts down on paper exactly what he sees in his head.
It’s like he’s got a cosmic opaque projector that shoots a laser beam
from his brain through the kundalini eye in his forehead straight down
onto the drawing surface where all he has to do is trace it,”
continues Hama. “The result is hard-edged and fully realized in every
way. No fuzzy impressions here. No using the side of the pencil. No
squiggly space-filling lines blocked in on automatic pilot. To
paraphrase Neal Adams (who was referring to Golden), there is not a
single millimeter of line on the page that is not directed by
Recent books covering the colorful life and amazing art of Michael
Golden include a Manga version of the “Bucky O’Hare” series, as well
as the top selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael
Golden,” written by Renee Witterstaetter, which sold out and has gone
into a second printing, as well as his recent sketchbooks “Heroes and
Villains,” “MORE Heroes and Villains, ” and “Michael Golden: Alchemy.”
His newest art book, currently being offered at 2016 shows is:
“Michael Golden: Dangerous Curves.”
Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art
Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie
production projects, some currently in development. His art has been
the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon, Barcelona,
New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has
been conducted from Spain to Brussels to France to Canada to the
United States… and most recently China.
He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from The
University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival.
with gallery shows of his work in Spain, New York, Maryland and
Moscow, and many points inbetween.
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