Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, is a legend in the comic book industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a storytelling professional. Co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O’Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on “Star Wars,” “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” and “Dr. Strange, ” among MUCH more, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and illustrators in the business.
Golden’s work can be seen on covers from “Flash,” “Civil War,” “Rom,” “Micronauts,” “Spawn,” “Nightwing”, “Iron Man”, “Heroes for Hire”, “Exiles,” “Demon’s Regret,” “Spiderman,” “Vampirella,” “Captain American,” “The Punisher” to “The Hulk,” as well as numerous other titles, for about every company out there.
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.
“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,” commented Larry 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,” as well as his recent sketchbooks “Heroes and Villains,” “MORE Heroes and Villains, ” “Michael Golden: Alchemy” and “Dangerous Curves.”
Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and 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, Antwerp, Moscow, Beijing and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted all over the world… most recently China.
He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival and the Herb Trimpe Lifetime Achievement Award as well.