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. Mike's approach ranges from state-of-the-art digital techniques to traditional watercolor and acrylic painting. His studio is located in Glendale, California.
Mike began to pencil comic pages for DC Comics in 1993, and honed his comic storytelling skills during runs on ZORRO and VAMPIRELLA. Mike's cover art began to pop off the stands on Marvel Comics MYSTIQUE, ELEKTRA, THE PULSE and SHE-HULK. For Marvel Prose, Mike illustrated two MARY JANE prose young adult novels, by Judith O'Brien. Mike produced film licensing art for Fox's FANTASTIC FOUR and Warner Brother's SUPERMAN RETURNS films. Mike's subsequent work included issues of SPAWN, X-MEN ORIGINS: JEAN GREY (his first fully painted comic), and SAVAGE (his first creator owned title from Image comics). In 2009 Mike created an Effie award winning ad campaign for Cisco Systems called "The Realm", an online motion comic. Mike's work continued to appear in comic's biggest titles, including AVENGERS and JUSTICE LEAGUE. Recently, Mike adapted George Lucas original 1974 draft THE STAR WARS for an eight issue comic series from Dark Horse Comics. THE STAR WARS became a #1 NEW YORK TIMES best selling graphic novel and won a DIAMOND GEM award for 2013 Licensed Book of the Year. Currently, Mike is doing covers for Marvel Comics and Dynamite Comics. His latest interior jobs are for Marvel Comics GUARDIANS TEAM UP #3 and AVENGERS #43. Mike is currently doing dozens of covers for Marvel Comics for titles like STAR WARS: LANDO, ANT-MAN, and SECRET WARS.