|Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden:
Co-Creator of "The Micronuats,"
Co-Creator of "The 'Nam" which later became the television show "Tour of Duty,"
Co-creator of Bucky O'Bare,
Co-creator of "Spartan X" with Jackie Chan,
Co-Creator of Rogue from the X-Men, one of the most enduring and popular characters of that group,
Former DC Special Projects Manager and,
Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics,
Commercial artist for everyone from Disney to Paramount and every other production company along the way,
Artist for NASA and NASCAR,
A major influence on TWO generations of artists...
Michael Golden is sought after worldwide for his continuing comics work (currently at DC Comics, Marvel and IDW), and for his legendary class in storytelling. A class by the way, which he offers FREE OF CHARGE at Wizard shows ONLY!
You can see Michael's cover work most recently on "Fantastic Four, "Spawn," "Daredevil" "Aquaman," "Deadpool," "The Walking Dead," "WWE," "Geranimo Stilton" and much more! In fact, one of his iconic zombies heads is currently the backdrop on the "Talking Dead" TV show.
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 conscious thought.”
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, “ “Michael Golden: Alchemy, ” and the featured books at all his Wizard appearance, "Michael Golden: Dangerous Curves."
In short, Golden has penciled everything from Batman and Captain America to Spider-man to Vampirella to Spawn to The Walking Dead! And the list keeps growing.
He 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, Moscow, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to France to Canada to China to the United States... and most recently Russia.
He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival.
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