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 in Glendale, California.
Mike began to pencil comic pages for DC Comics in 1993. He went on to hone his comic storytelling
skills during runs on ZORRO and VAMPIRELLA. Mike’s cover art began to pop off the stands on runs of
Marvel Comic’s MYSTIQUE, ELEKTRA, THE PULSE and SHE-HULK. For Marvel Prose, Mike illustrated two
MARY JANE prose young adult novels. Mike’s subsequent work included issues of SPAWN, his first fully
painted comic X-MEN ORIGINS: JEAN GREY, 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",
which was an online motion comic. Mike’s work continued to appear in comic’s biggest titles, including
AVENGERS and JUSTICE LEAGUE. In 2013, 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”.
In 2015 Mike did full issues of Marvel Comics GUARDIANS TEAM UP #3 and AVENGERS #43, as well as
dozens of covers for Marvel and Dynamite Comics on titles like STAR WARS, ANT-MAN, SECRET WARS,
In 2016 Mike did full color art for STAR WARS #15 and 20, which featured stories of Obi-Wan Kenobi
and Luke Skywalker that bridged the gap between REVENGE OF THE SITH and A NEW HOPE.
In 2017, Mike was the main cover artist for STAR WARS and ROCKET RACCOON. He also drew the entire
issue of X-MEN: GOLD #13 and a 30-page prequel to STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI from Marvel Comics
called STAR WARS: STORMS OF CRAIT.
In 2018, Mike is currently some of the most collectible variant covers featuring Marvel’s biggest