Comics creator Michael Golden is 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. These techniques, coupled with his signature storytelling construction garner him a legion of devotees that number not only comic readers, but other artists as well.
Co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, Golden’s work has appeared in The Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe Yearbook, Dr. Strange, Nightwing, Detective and the upcoming Heroes for Hire and Iron Man among 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 himself admits that most artists that say he has an influence on their illustration career, do single out that influential project.
Other milestones in Golden's career include the co-creation of Bucky O'Hare, which led to an animated series and toy line designed by Michael, as well as Spartan X with Jackie Chan, Inside Kung Fu columnist Ric Meyers and editor/writer Renee Witterstaetter.
Current and future projects include Manga Bucky O’Hare from Vanguard Productions with the Deluxe signed version from Image Comics/Eva Ink; Michael Golden Monsters from Image; Heroes and Villains Sketchbook from Image Comics; Modern Masters in the Studio with Michael Golden; The Creator Chronicles Interview from Woodcrest Productions, and Excess: The Art of Michael Golden.
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.
Recently accepted in the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan, 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 in development.
Books and DVDs':
Modern Masters--Michael Golden--paperback, 128 pages, author Eric Nolan Weathington, published by TwoMorrows
Modern Masters In the Studio with Michael Golden--DVD, 90 minutes, interviewer Eric Nolan Weathington, produced by TwoMorrows
Excess: The Art of Michael Golden --Hardcover, 128 pages, authors Renee Witterstaetter with Patricia Snodgrass, published by Vanguard Productions
Creator Chronicles--Michael Golden --DVD, 90 minutes, interviewer Robin Dale, Distributed by Eva Ink and Woodcrest Productions