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Former editor for Marvel and one of the most prolific comic book artists of the 1980s and 1990s

Guest Bio

Artist, writer and 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 “X-Men” character Rogue, plus “Spartan X” and “Bucky O'Hare,” Michael is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on "The 'Nam," "Micronauts," "G.I. Joe Yearbook," and "Dr. Strange," among much more.

Golden's work can also be seen on various covers, including: "The Walking Dead," the new Marvel "Civil War," the new "Rom," the new "Micronauts," "Spawn," "Nightwing," "Iron Man," "Heroes for Hire," "Exiles," "Demon's Regret," "Spider-Man," "Vampirella," "Captain America," "The Punisher," "The Hulk" and more. His zombie art is routinely used in conjunction with popular properties on TV and in print.

Golden has been one of the most influential creators around for the last several decades. Writer and artist Larry Hama says of Golden's work: "....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. 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 art of Golden include a Manga version of the "Bucky O'Hare" series and the top selling art retrospective "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden," written by Renee Witterstaetter, which sold out and has gone into a second printing. His recent sketchbooks include "Heroes and Villains," "MORE Heroes and Villains," and "Michael Golden: Alchemy." His newest art book, currently being offered at 2017 shows, is titled "Michael Golden: Dangerous Curves."

Golden 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 of which are currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon, Barcelona, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Europe and North America to Spain and China.

He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival.