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    Michael William Kaluta - 'Michael Wm. Kaluta, Mike Kaluta'
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Bio:
Born to a US Air Force family in Guatemala City.

Raised in Richmond, Virginia.

Studied at Richmond Professional Institute.

First artwork published professionnally: "Artificial Limb" in Gothic Blimp Works.

First comic work: "Eyes of Mars" and cover art for fanzine Graphic Showcase in 1967.

First professional assignment for Charlton Comics in 1969 ("Battle of Shiraz" in Flash Gordon #18).

In 1969 Kaluta began work on Carson of Venus, which appears as a back-up feature in Korak, Son of Tarzan (DC).

Recipient of the Shazam Award for Outstanding New Talent in 1971.

Began his run on The Shadow (DC) in 1973.

Start doing poster work for Christopher Enterprises in 1975.

Co-founder of the Studio with Barry Windsor-Smith, Bernie Wrightson and Jeffrey Jones in 1976.

Awarded Comic-Con Inkpot in 1977 (San Diego Comic Con).

The oversize "Studio" book is published by Dragon's Dream in 1979, featuring art by Kaluta, Wrightson, Windsor-Smith and Jones.

Co-creator (sets and costume designer)with playwright Elaine Lee of Starstruck, a humorous and baroque SF spoof Space Opera, first adapted as a play off-off broadway in 1980.

Recipient of an award from the Art Director's Club for his work on Philip Jose Farmer's The Grand Adventure in 1984

Starstruck is published by Marvel Comics in 1985.

Pencilled Shadow Graphic Novel ("Hitler's Astrologer") in 1988.

Illustrated Thea von Harbou's novel "Metropolis" in 1988.

Cover artist for four volumes of Harry Harrison's "Bill the Galactic Hero", published by Avon (1989-1991).

Cover artist for Glen Danzig's instrumental album "Black Aria", released in 1992.

Produced 12 paintings for the 1994 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar.

Kaluta's first cover for The Books of Magic released in 1996.

Received the Spectrum Silver Award for Excellence in the comics category for the cover for issue #8 of The Victorian comic book (2001).

Recipient of the Spectrum Grand Master Award in 2003.

Date of Birth: August 25, 1947
Birthplace: Guatemala

Website:
E-mail: mwkaluta@kaluta.com


Favorite Creators:
Michael William Kaluta - 'Michael Wm. Kaluta, Mike Kaluta' is a favorite creator of 23 users


Awards:
  • 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Cover Artist: (for Books of Magic [DC/Vertigo] and Vermillion [Helix])

Notes:
Reference Books:

Wings of Twilight: The Art of Michael Kaluta by Michael Kaluta (NBM, 2001)

Echoes: The Drawings of Michael Wm. Kaluta (Vanguard, 2000)

Michael Wm Kaluta Sketchbook (Kitchen Sink, 1998)

The Studio (Dragon's Dream, 1979)




View a chronological listing of this creator's work

Writer:
Abyss (1970)
Cheval Noir (1989)
Comic Book Profiles (1998)
Comic Book Profiles presents Archie Goodwin (1999)
Comic Book Week (1993)
Deja-Vu (1982)
Eclipse (1981)
Epic (1983)
Epic Illustrated (1980)
Getting Into the Business of Comics (1994)
Heavy Metal (1977)
Imagination (1971)
Kaluta Art Book (2001)
Korak, Son of Tarzan (1972)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook Series (2012)
Phase (1971)
Private Files of the Shadow (1989)
The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine (1988)
The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures (2009)
Scream Door (1971)
The Shadow and the Mysterious 3 (1994)
The Shadow (1994)
The Shadow: Hell's Heat Wave (1995)
The Shadow: In the Coils of Leviathan (1993)
Tarzan (1972)
This Is Legend (1970)
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction (1975)
Wings of Twilight: The Art of Michael Kaluta (2001)
The World of a Wayward Comic Book Artist: The Private Sketchbooks of S. Plunkett (2010)

Penciller:
The 3-Minute Sketchbook (2007)
9-11 (2002)
A1 (1989)
Abyss (1970)
The Abyss (1989)
ACBA Sketchbook (1973)
Amazing Heroes (1981)
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
Aquaman Secret Files 2003 (2003)
The Art of Red Sonja (2011)
Babes of Broadway (1996)
Bad Doings and Big Ideas: A Bill Willingham Deluxe Edition (2011)
Barbarians (1998)
Batman (1940)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman In The Seventies (2000)
Batman Versus Predator (1991)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
The Best of DC (1979)
Billy The Kid (1957)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978)
Chaos War: Chaos King (2011)
Chaos War: X-Men (2011)
Cheval Noir (1989)
Comic Art Convention (1978)
Comic Book Profiles (1998)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Conan (2003)
Conan: The Frazetta Cover Series (2007)
Convocations - A Magic: The Gathering Gallery (1996)
Creepy (2009)
Dakkon Blackblade on the World of Magic: The Gathering (1996)
Dark Horse Futures (1989)
Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition (2010)
DC Comics Covergirls (2007)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
Dean Motter's Mister X: The Brides of Mister X and Other Stories (2011)
A Death Gallery (1994)
Deja-Vu (1982)
Die Träume des Arzach (1993)
The Dreaming (1996)
Eclipse (1981)
Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars: Weird Worlds (2011)
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: The Lost Adventure (1995)
Elephantmen: War Toys (2007)
Epic (1983)
Epic Illustrated (1980)
Essential Tales of the Zombie (2006)
Fables (2002)
Fallen Angel (2003)
FantaCo's Chronicles Series (1981)
Fear Itself: Deadpool/Fearsome Four (2012)
Fear Itself: Fearsome Four (2011)
Flash Gordon (1969)
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (1972)
Harley Quinn (2000)
Heavy Metal (1977)
Heroes for Hope Starring the X-Men (1985)
History of the Marvel Universe (2012)
House of Mystery (1951)
House of Mystery (2008)
House of Secrets (1956)
I Am Captain America (2012)
Images of A Distant Soil (1997)
Imagination (1971)
Infinity (1970)
Jaguar God (1995)
JLA: Riddle of the Beast (2001)
Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe (2002)
Just Imagine Stan Lee With Joe Kubert Creating Batman (2001)
Kaluta Art Book (2001)
Korak, Son of Tarzan (1972)
Legends of Arzach (1992)
Lucifer (2000)
Madame Xanadu (2008)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics (2008)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
The Marvel Masterpieces 2 Collection (1994)
Marvel Preview (1975)
Marvel Zombies 5 (2010)
Marvel Zomnibus (2012)
The Matrix: Comic Book Preview (1999)
Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook Series (2012)
Minidoka: 937th Earl of One Mile Series M (1998)
Mister X (1984)
Mister X: The Definitive Collection (2004)
Mystery In Space (2012)
Negative Burn (1993)
Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' A Fall of Stardust (1999)
Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen (2013)
The Outlaw Prince (2011)
The Phantom Stranger (1969)
Phase (1971)
The Portent (2006)
Private Files of the Shadow (1989)
Psycho (1971)
Ray Bradbury Comics (1993)
Red Sonja, Cover Showcase (2007)
REH: A Short Biography of Robert E. Howard (1999)
Robert E. Howard's Myth Maker (1999)
The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine (1988)
Rocketeer Adventures (2011)
The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures (2009)
The Sandman Presents: Taller Tales (2003)
The Sandman (1989)
Satanika Illustrations (1996)
The Savage Sword Of Conan (1974)
The Savage Sword Of Conan (2007)
Scream Door (1971)
The Shadow and the Mysterious 3 (1994)
The Shadow (1973)
The Shadow (1990)
The Shadow (1994)
The Shadow: In the Coils of Leviathan (1993)
Shi: Kaidan (1996)
Skin Tight Orbit (1995)
Spider-Man 2 Comic Book Artists Portfolio (2004)
The Spirit (2010)
Star*Reach Companion (2013)
Starstruck (1985)
Starstruck (1990)
Starstruck (2009)
Strange Adventures (2014)
The Studio (1979)
Superman (1939)
Superman Superband (1973)
Superman: World Of Krypton (2008)
Tales from the Edge (1993)
Tales Of The Batman: Archie Goodwin (2013)
Tales of the Zombie (1973)
Tarzan (1972)
Tarzan Family (1975)
Teen Confessions (1959)
This Is Legend (1970)
Thor (1998)
Thor Goes Hollywood (2011)
Tom Strong's Terrific Tales (2002)
Transmetropolitan (1997)
Turf (2010)
The Uncanny Dave Cockrum... A Tribute (2004)
The Unexpected (1968)
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction (1975)
The Unwritten (2009)
The Vertigo Gallery: Dreams and Nightmares (1995)
Vertigo Visions: Artwork from the Cutting Edge of Comics (2000)
Vertigo X Anniversary Preview (2003)
Visions of Arzach (1993)
Vital Vertigo (1998)
Web Of Horror (1969)
Weird Mystery Tales (1972)
Weird Worlds (1972)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Wings of Twilight: The Art of Michael Kaluta (2001)
The Witching Hour (1969)
Wonder Woman (1942)
Xombi (2011)

Inker:
9-11 (2002)
A1 (1989)
Abyss (1970)
The Abyss (1989)
Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
Aquaman Secret Files 2003 (2003)
Bad Doings and Big Ideas: A Bill Willingham Deluxe Edition (2011)
Barbarians (1998)
Batman (1940)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman In The Seventies (2000)
Batman Versus Predator (1991)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
The Best of DC (1979)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978)
Chaos War: Chaos King (2011)
Chaos War: X-Men (2011)
Cheval Noir (1989)
Comic Book Profiles (1998)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Creepy (2009)
Dean Motter's Mister X: The Brides of Mister X and Other Stories (2011)
A Death Gallery (1994)
Deja-Vu (1982)
The Dreaming (1996)
Eclipse (1981)
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: The Lost Adventure (1995)
Elephantmen: War Toys (2007)
Epic (1983)
Epic Illustrated (1980)
Fables (2002)
FantaCo's Chronicles Series (1981)
Fear Itself: Fearsome Four (2011)
Flash Gordon (1969)
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (1972)
Harley Quinn (2000)
Heavy Metal (1977)
Heroes Against Hunger (1986)
House of Mystery (1951)
House of Mystery (2008)
House of Secrets (1956)
Imagination (1971)
Jaguar God (1995)
JLA: Riddle of the Beast (2001)
Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe (2002)
Just Imagine Stan Lee With Joe Kubert Creating Batman (2001)
Kaluta Art Book (2001)
Korak, Son of Tarzan (1972)
Lucifer (2000)
Madame Xanadu (2008)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics (2008)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Preview (1975)
Marvel Zombies 5 (2010)
Marvel Zomnibus (2012)
Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook Series (2012)
Minidoka: 937th Earl of One Mile Series M (1998)
Mystery In Space (2012)
Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen (2013)
Phase (1971)
Private Files of the Shadow (1989)
Psycho (1971)
Ray Bradbury Comics (1993)
Robert E. Howard's Myth Maker (1999)
The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine (1988)
Rocketeer Adventures (2011)
Roots of the Swamp Thing (1986)
Roots Of The Swamp Thing (2011)
The Sandman Presents: Taller Tales (2003)
The Sandman (1989)
Satanika Illustrations (1996)
The Savage Sword Of Conan (1974)
The Scorpion (1975)
Scream Door (1971)
The Shadow (1973)
The Shadow (1990)
The Shadow (1994)
The Shadow: In the Coils of Leviathan (1993)
Shi: Kaidan (1996)
Skin Tight Orbit (1995)
The Spirit (2010)
Starstruck (1985)
Starstruck (1990)
Starstruck (2009)
Strange Adventures (2014)
The Studio (1979)
Superman (1939)
Superman: World Of Krypton (2008)
Swamp Thing (1972)
Swamp Thing - Das Ding aus den Sümpfen (1990)
Tales Of The Batman: Archie Goodwin (2013)
Tales of the Zombie (1973)
Tarzan Family (1975)
This Is Legend (1970)
Thor (1998)
Tom Strong's Terrific Tales (2002)
Transmetropolitan (1997)
The Unexpected (1968)
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction (1975)
The Unwritten (2009)
The Vertigo Gallery: Dreams and Nightmares (1995)
Web Of Horror (1969)
Weird Mystery Tales (1972)
Weird Worlds (1972)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Wings of Twilight: The Art of Michael Kaluta (2001)
The Witching Hour (1969)
Xombi (2011)

Colorist:
9-11 (2002)
The Comics Journal (1977)
A Death Gallery (1994)
Elephantmen: War Toys (2007)
Epic Illustrated (1980)
Fables (2002)
Heavy Metal (1977)
I Am Captain America (2012)
JLA: Riddle of the Beast (2001)
Kaluta Art Book (2001)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook Series (2012)
Ray Bradbury Comics (1993)
The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine (1988)
The Studio (1979)
Wings of Twilight: The Art of Michael Kaluta (2001)

Letterer:

Editor:

Cover Artist:
Abyss (1970)
The Abyss (1989)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Amazing Heroes (1981)
Aquaman (1994)
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis (2006)
Astonishing X-Men (2004)
Bad Planet (2005)
Balm in Gilead (2007)
Batman (1940)
The Batman Chronicles (1995)
The Batman Family (1975)
Batman Superband (1974)
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias (2012)
Bold Adventure (1983)
The Books of Magic (1994)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
The Brave and the Bold (2007)
Chaos War: Chaos King (2011)
Cheval Noir (1989)
The Chronicles of Conan (2003)
The Chronicles of King Conan (2010)
Comic Art Convention (1978)
Comic Book Marketplace (1991)
Comic Book Profiles (1998)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Conan the Barbarian (1970)
Conan the King (1984)
Corbo (1987)
Creepy: The Classic Years (1991)
Crime Wave (1999)
Dangerous Times (1989)
Dark Horse Insider (1992)
Dark Horse Presents (1986)
Dark Horse Presents (2011)
Detective Comics (1937)
Direct Currents Special (1995)
Donna Mia (1996)
Doorway to Nightmare (1978)
Dragonlance (1988)
Eclipse (1981)
Epic Illustrated (1980)
Fallen Angel (2003)
FantaCo's Chronicles Series (1981)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fear Itself: Fearsome Four (2011)
Flinch (1999)
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (1972)
From Beyond the Unknown (1969)
Gates of Eden (1982)
Ghosts (1971)
Glyph (1996)
Gods & Tulips (1999)
The Handbook of The Conan Universe (1986)
The Haunted Tank (2009)
The Hedge Knight (2003)
Hellboy: Weird Tales (2003)
The Helmet of Fate: Zauriel (2007)
Herc (2011)
House of Mystery (1951)
House of Secrets (1956)
Infinity (1970)
JLA: Riddle of the Beast (2001)
Justice League of America (1960)
Kaluta Art Book (2001)
King Conan (1980)
Legends of the DC Universe (1998)
Locke & Key: Alpha (2013)
Lucifer (2000)
Madame Xanadu (1981)
Madame Xanadu (2008)
Magic: The Gathering Wayfarer (1995)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
The Marvel Masterpieces 2 Collection (1994)
Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine (2011)
Marvel Zombies 5 (2010)
Memorial (2011)
Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook Series (2012)
Millennium Edition:... (2000)
Mister X (1984)
Mister X: The Archives (2008)
Moon Knight (1980)
Negative Burn (1993)
Nightveil Special (1988)
Nightwing: Old Friends, New Enemies (2013)
Outposts (1987)
The Phantom Stranger (1969)
Prince Valiant (1994)
Prinz Eisenherz (1995)
Private Files of the Shadow (1989)
Red Menace (2007)
Red Sonja (2005)
Red Sonja, Vacant Shell (2007)
The Rocketeer Special Edition (1984)
Rough Stuff (2006)
The Savage Sword Of Conan (1974)
Savage Tales (1971)
Secret Avengers (2010)
Secret Origins (1986)
Secrets of Haunted House (1975)
Secrets of Sinister House (1972)
The Shadow Strikes! (1989)
The Shadow (1973)
The Shadow (1990)
The Shadow (1994)
The Shadow: In the Coils of Leviathan (1993)
Sir Apropos of Nothing (2008)
The Spectre (1987)
The Spectre (1992)
Star Spangled War Stories (1952)
Starstruck (1985)
Starstruck (1990)
Starstruck (2009)
Strange Adventures (1950)
Strange Girl (2005)
The Studio (1979)
Superman-Batman (1966)
Swamp Thing (1985)
Sword of Sorcery (1973)
Tales of the Unexpected (2006)
Tarzan (1996)
Thrilling Science Tales (1990)
Time Warp (1979)
Tom Strong's Terrific Tales (2002)
Turf (2010)
Ultimate Spider-Man (2000)
The Unexpected (1968)
The Unexpected (2011)
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction (1975)
Untouchables (1997)
Vampirella Masters Series (2010)
Vampirella Morning In America (1991)
Vanguard Illustrated (1983)
Vermillion (1996)
The Victorian (1999)
The War That Time Forgot (2008)
Weird Mystery Tales (1972)
Weird War Tales (1971)
Weird War Tales (1997)
Weird Worlds (1972)
Wings of Twilight: The Art of Michael Kaluta (2001)
Witchcraft (1994)
Witchcraft: La Terreur (1998)
Wolverine Saga (1989)
Wolverine: The Best There Is (2011)
Wonder Woman (1942)
X-Men Unlimited (1993)
XXXenophile (1989)
XXXenophile (1997)
Zombies Christmas Carol (2011)



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