Mike Deodato Jr.
|GUEST OF HONOR |
(Artist - Amazing Spider-Man; Wonder Woman; Batman; Incredible Hulk; Wolverine: Origins; X-Men)
|Mike Deodato Jr. is the professional pseudonym of Brazilian comic book artist Deodato Taumaturgo Borges Filho. |
One of Deodato’s first works was a 1993 photo-realistic comic book adaptation of the television series Beauty and the Beast published by Innovation Publishing. Deodato became famous in the North American comic book industry for his work with writer William Messner-Loebs on Wonder Woman. Later, Deo had a short stint as the penciller of The Mighty Thor, where he worked with writer Warren Ellis, and then drew Glory for Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios at Image Comics and Maximum Press.
While his style in the mid-90s was highly reminiscent of Jim Lee, he developed to a more elaborate, photo-realistic and sometimes moody style. His first work with this new artistic identity was The Incredible Hulk, written by Bruce Jones. Since then, he has worked on the Doctor Strange spin-off Witches and became the regular penciller of Amazing Spider-Man and The New Avengers. Deodato then took over as regular penciller for the Marvel title Thunderbolts with issue 110, once again collaborating with Warren Ellis. Deodato then became the regular artist for the Dark Avengers, then Secret Avengers and New Avengers -- and now, Avengers! Look for two books of his work this year -- The Mike Deodato, Jr. Sketchbook and The Cartoon Art of Mike Deodato, Jr.