Official Press Release
Michael Golden has been called “a legend” in the comics industry, and is sought after for his unique style, while conducting classes in sequential art storytelling worldwide! Now, he also has the honor of being named Co-Guest of Honor along with contemporary and comics legend, Bernie Wrightson, for the 2009 edition of Mid-Ohio Con.
It’s no wonder, since Golden’s pivotal and groundbreaking work can be seen in and on such books as “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” “Dr. Strange,” “Nightwing,” “Detective,” “Heroes for Hire,” “Hulk,” “Spiderman,” “Uncanny X-men” and “Iron Man” among much, much more– Golden, modestly never says which is his own personal favorite project… However, according to one art dealer, “Everybody in the business has been influenced by Golden’s Dr. Strange.
Michael, no matter on which character, is indeed known for his unique art style that at various times seems detailed and at other times seems to be amazingly streamlined–cutting away the excess and maintaining the true essentials of a piece. Thus the title of his recent top-selling art book, “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” from Vanguard Productions! These techniques, coupled with his signature storytelling construction garner Golden a legion of devotees that number not only comic readers, but other artists as well.
Other milestones in Golden’s career include the co-creation Rogue of the X-Men, Co-Creation of “Bucky O’Hare,” with writer Larry Hama, which led to an animated series and toy line designed by Michael, creator of numerous animation and comics projects in production, as well as the creation “Spartan X” with the input of Jackie Chan and editor/writer Renee Witterstaetter.
Current projects include “Manga Bucky O’Hare” from Vanguard Productions; “Michael Golden Monsters” portfolio from Eva Ink; “Heroes and Villains Sketchbook” from Eva Ink; “Modern Masters in the Studio with Michael Golden” DVD and trade from TwoMorrows; “The Creator Chronicles : Michael Golden” DVD from Woodcrest Productions, and Michael’s new sketchbook “MORE Heroes and Villains,” due out in the fall.
As a conceptual cover artist, Golden has penciled everything from Batman and Captain America to Vampirella– and “Virtually every character in the industry at some point or another. I’m the one they come to when they want one of those covers with a thousand characters on them,” he laughs.
Honored with gallery shows in places as diverse as New York, Brussels, Antwerp, Gijon, Paris and Barcelona, Golden is sought after for his signature art class in storytelling, which he has conducted throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and now China. 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, including some currently in development. As well as design work for both Universal and Disney.
Guests joining Golden, Oct. 2-3 for Mid-Ohio include: Joe Jusko, Steve Scott, Mark Texeira, Renee Witterstaetter, Robin Dale, Gary Friedrich, Ron Frenz, Jay Fife, Mike Grell, Barry Kitson, David Mack, Todd Nauck, Chris Sprouse, Herb Trimpe, Billy Tucci, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, and many more!