Known primarily for his work with Heavy Metal Magazine as a cover and calendar artist, Michael Calandra also writes airbrush tutorials for top industry publications. He is featured regularly in many airbrush magazines as a cover and tutorial contributor.
He has produced game cards for A Game of Thrones role-playing games, and trading cards for Night of the Living Dead.
He has appeared on the cover of the iconic Heavy Metal Magazine four times. His book The Fantasy Art of Calandra was published by SQP in 2011.