Mike Lilly is a New York City based comic book artist who freelances for major comic-book publishers on such titles as Black Terror, Meet the Bad Guys, Annihilation Conquest Quasar, Vampirella, Nightwing, Detective Comics, Marvel Knights, Punisher, Catwoman, Green Lantern, X-Men Unlimited, and Dungeons & Dragons.
Lilly's critically acclaimed run on Vampirella Revelations from Harris Comics won him a Best Black and White Illustration Art Show Award of Excellence from I-CON 25.
He has also collaborated with the interior design company Kreiss Enterprises. Lilly designed life size panels to depict an entire comic book story installed onto the walls of designer Loren Kreiss's New York City apartment. This pop-art piece was featured in The New York Times Real Estate section, The Financial Times Style section, Ocean Drive Magazine, Wizard Magazine and The New York Post.
Mike is most known in the Star Wars community for his illustrated and highly sought after Star Wars Heritage original art sketch cards from Topps, Inc. His sketch card art can also be seen for the Revenge of the Sith trading card line, The Lord of the Rings Evolution and Masterpieces series, Frankenstein from Universal, The Vintage Poster Collection sketch cards from Breygent, The Complete Avengers from Marvel Comics/Rittenhouse Archives and DC Legacy archive editions from DC Comics.
Lilly has also illustrated educational comics for Scholastic (Hercules, Macbeth, Arabian Nights, Treasure Island, The Sword in the Stone, Jane Eyre), and Simon and Schuster, as well as medical comics for GlaxoSmithKline and financial comics for Solomon Smith-Barney.
He is currently at work on his creator owned WWII pulp adventure entitled The Mercury Chronicles with co-creator (writer) Vito Delsante.
Photograph by Luigi Novi