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Mike Mayhew
Mike Mayhew is a world-renowned illustrator who creates some of the most exciting images in comics today. Mike specializes in photo-realism, and intense rendering of dynamic subjects. His approach ranges from state-of-the-art digital techniques to the traditional watercolor and acrylic painting. His studio is located in Glendale, California. Mike has been a full-time working artist since 1993, when he began to pencil comic pages for DC Comics. He honed his comic storytelling skills during a long run on ZORRO for Topps Comics. In 2000, he became the lead artist on Harris Comic's VAMPIRELLA, revolutionizing interior comic art with full pencil rendering. During this period Mike's painting skills blossomed 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 young adult novels, by Judith O'Brien. Mike has produced film licensing art for Fox's FANTASTIC FOUR and Warner Brother's SUPERMAN RETURNS films. In 2008, Mike returned to interior artwork for a WWI issue of Todd McFarlane's SPAWN, X-MEN ORIGINS: JEAN GREY (his first fully painted comic), and SAVAGE (his first creator owned title). In 2009 Mike's created an Effie award winning ad campaign for Cisco Systems called "The Realm", an online motion comic. Mike continues to do interior comic pages for DC Comics' and Marvel Comics' biggest events and special projects, as well as some of the finest covers on the stands.