Mike Mignola is a comic book writer and artist born on September 16, 1960. He was born in Berkeley, California. He has done his graduation in BFA in illustration from California College of the Arts. He started his career in 1980 in The Comic Reader by illustrating spots. His first piece was published in the comic reader#183; it was a spot illustration of Red Sonja. In 1981 he got his first front cover published in The Comic Reader#196. He worked as the inker in many comics such as Marvel's Daredevil, Powerman and The Iron Fist, The Incredible Hulk, Alpha Fight and The Rocket Raccoon.
He started working for DC Comics in 1987. He was the one who produced World of Krypton and Phantom Stranger limited series. Mignola made Cosmic Odyssey in 1988. It was a miniseries. He made the cover to the various Batman series such as "Dark Knight, Dark City." And “Batman: A Death in the Family." He has worked on the cover and the content of the many comics of Marvels and DC Comic. He also co-produced series such as "Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser" for epic comic and "Ironwolf: Fires of the Revolution" from 1990 to 1992. He illustrated the movie "Bram Stoker's Dracula" for Francis Ford Coppola in 1992.
Mike was the production designer for the film "Atlantis: the Lost Empire," a Disney movie in 2001. He also worked as a concept artist in "Blade 2", a Del Toro movie in 2002. Mignola was the concept artist for the "
Brave" by Pixar. He worked on the character design of the" Batman: The Animated Series" in 1991. He recreated the Batman costume for comic "Batman: Gotham by Gaslight" that also appeared in "Batman: The Brave and the Bold." Mignola was involved in the production of the movie "
Hellboy" when it was made by
Guillermo Del Toro. He wrote the screen-play of the film and also its sequel. His "The Amazing Screw-On Head" was featured on Sci-Fi Channel in 2006.
Mignola has also written novels like "Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism" in 2012,"Baltimore or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire" (2007), and "Joe Golem and the Drowning City: An Illustrated Novel" in 2012. He has written the entire novel with co-author Christopher Golden. His work made him win many awards such as Eagle Award for favorite Comics Writer/Artist and Harvey Award for Best Artist.