Mike is perhaps most associated with the characters from BBC’s Doctor Who since the TV show’s triumphant return. He has the longest uninterrupted run as artist on the strip in Panini’s Doctor Who Magazine, and pencilled the debut stories of the first three of the new Doctors. He illustrated two successful BBC original Doctor Who graphic novels, and has drawn for the US IDW Doctor Who comic book series. He has produced two volumes of Doctor Who merchandise – some of which has been featured in the Big Bang Theory! If you own a TARDIS T-Shirt, odds are it’s drawn by Mike!
Creating comics for over 25 years, starting on Spider-Man and Transformers for Marvel UK, he has worked for Marvel, DC, 2000AD and a whole host of other publishers. In that time he’s written or drawn pretty much all the major characters for each company- Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Flash, Teen Titans, X-Men (where he introduced Gambit to the Marvel Universe), Captain Britain, Judge Dredd, Slaine, Rogue Trooper, Darkstars, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt and more. He draws a series of noir crime fiction graphic novels –Varg Veum– in Norse. He is World Famous in Norway.
To commemorate 50 years since the moon landing, Mike collaborated with Matt Fitch and Chris Baker to produce a full length graphic novel titled “Apollo“ published by Self Made Hero, which has proved so popular it has already gone to a second print!
Outside of comics he has provided graphics and/or storyboards for clients as diverse as the Daily Telegraph, Coca-Cola, Hyundai, Lifebuoy, Virgin Media and Colmans. Also venturing into the music industry, producing a music video for Agnetta and Gary Barlow and illustrating the cover art for Shy FX and T Power’s album “Set It Off”.
Mike is committed to using comics as an educational tool, running workshops in schools and libraries throughout Wales, targeting ‘reluctant learners’ and was heavily involved in the Read A Million Words In Wales initiative.
He’s also the creator of the first ever Welsh language graphic novel Mabinogi, a companion piece for the Cartwyn Cymru animated film of the Celtic myths.
The adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (script Sean Michael Wilson) for Classical Comics was cited as one of the top ten graphic novels of 2010 by The Sunday Times.
He garnered an improbable amount of publicity for drawing a comic based on the Royal Wedding, which -through an unlikely series of events- led him to cover the actual proceedings as a reporter for Dutch TV. No, really.
He lives in Cardiff, Wales and his studio is a short walk away from The Rift.