Mike Mayhew is a world-renowned illustrator responsible for some of the most exciting images in comics today. His work has been seen in places like Marvel Comics, Wizard Magazine, and Upper Deck trading cards featuring the most famous licensed characters around. Mike specializes in photo-realism, and intense rendering of dynamic subjects. His techniques range from digital color over hand-drawn pencil art, to traditional painting using acrylic and brush. His studio is located in Glendale, CA and has lived in the LA are for the last three years.
Mike began his art career in 1992 where he did interior pencil art for DC Comics. In 1993 he began a long affiliation with Zorro for Topps Comics. He moved to NYC in 1995 where he continued to draw comics, and pursued other aspects of commercial art and publishing, including a stint with Scholastic Publishing. In 2000, he became the regular series artist on Harris Comic's Vampirella, revolutionizing interior comic art with full pencil rendering. It was during this period that Mike's painting skills developed while doing the title's painted covers. Mike took his cover skills to Marvel Comics where he dazzled viewers with his depictions of Mystique, Elektra, and She-Hulk. For Marvel Prose, he did art for two Mary Jane prose novels. DC Comics has also tapped into Mike's talent recently to do some Vs. trading cards. Mike has also produced work for film licensing, doing art for Fantastic Four and Superman Returns. In 2006, Mike's work includes the covers for Marvel Comics Storm mini-series and Marvel's Daily Bugle: Civil War Edition. He is currently working on a painted book for Marvel, and developing several creator owned series with the industry's top talents.
Mike was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army prior to starting college at Arizona State University. He is married to his lovely wife Sharlene Hales, and looks forward to seeing his parents, Robert & Shirley, at home in AZ.
Date of Birth: 26 September 1969 Birthplace: Mesa, AZ
TPB vol. 01 - 'The Lady Wears Red' TPB vol. 02 - 'Zorro's Renegades' #0 - 'Drink the Blood Straight' #0 (Deluxe Collectors Edition) - 'Drink the Blood Straight' #1 - 'Prequel In a Hostile Landscape' #1 (Preview Edition) - 'Prequel In a Hostile Landscape' #2 - 'Moonlight Reprisals' #3 - 'Men Aren't the Only Ones With Dual Identities' #4 - 'The Man Who Wasn't Felix Quintero' #5 - 'The Bones Travel To the Ocean' #7 - 'Let's Kill the Corpse' #8 - 'As They Die Around You'
#20 - '20: Storm's A-Comin'' #21 - '21: The Trial of Jennifer Blood' #22 - '22: The Trial of Jennifer Blood Part Two' #23 - '23: This is the Story' #24 - '1965: My Father, the Monster' #25 - '25: Within These Walls...' #25 (Virgin Art Cover) - '25: Within These Walls...' #26 - 'Opening Up' #27 - 'Harvest' #28 - 'Other People's Plans'
TPB vol. 02 - 'Superhuman Law' #5 - 'The Big Picture, Part 1: More Than a Handful' #6 - 'The Big Picture, Part 2: Minor Complications' #7 - 'Universal Laws: Part 1: Space Cases' #8 - 'Universal Laws: Part 2: Engagement Ring' #9 - 'Strong Enough' #10 - 'Skeeter' #11 - 'Imbalance of Power' #12 - 'Some Disassembly Required'
TPB - 'Nowheresville' #1 - 'Nowheresville' #2 - 'Nowheresville, Part 2' #3 - 'Nowheresville, Part 3' #4 - 'Fear Of Mirrors Part One' #5 - 'Fear Of Mirrors: Part Two' #6 - 'Fear Of Mirrors: Part Three' #7 - 'Hungry Ghosts Part One / Pantha Part One' #8 - 'Hungry Ghosts Part Two / Pantha Part Two' #9 - 'Hungry Ghosts Part Three' #10 - 'Hungry Ghosts Part Four' #11 - 'The Wilding Sanction: Part 1' #12