Mike Allred

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Mike Allred
Lucca2010 Allred.jpg
Born Michael Dalton Allred
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Inker
Pseudonym(s) Doc
Notable works
I, Zombie

Official website

Michael Dalton "Mike" Allred is an American comic book artist and writer most famous for his indie comics creation, Madman. His style is often compared to pop art, as well as commercial and comic art of the 1950s and 1960s.


Allred began his career as a TV reporter in Europe, and started drawing comics in 1989 with the 104-page graphic novel Dead Air (Slave Labor Graphics). Following this up with his similarly titled works Graphique Musique (SLG, 1990) and Grafik Muzik (Caliber Comics 1990/91), he set out the style that he was to become known for with his most famous character: Madman.[3]

The first Madman miniseries debuted from Tundra Publishing in March 1992, and gained higher recognition with its move to Dark Horse Comics in April 1994. Relaunched as Madman Comics, it went on to be nominated for several Harvey Awards. Allred himself gained further mainstream attention with the science-fiction/rock-and-roll comic Red Rocket 7 and his art for writer Peter Milligan's series X-Force, which he began drawing in July 2001, and subsequently became X-Statix after X-Force #128.

Following this, he did The Golden Plates, an adaptation of The Book of Mormon.[4]

Allred is currently drawing the Marvel Comics series Silver Surfer written by Dan Slott.[5]

His retro-styled artwork is a frequent nominee for comics awards such as the Harveys, the Eisners, and the Eagles. He has received a lifetime-achievement AML Award.

His wife, Laura, frequently works as his colorist.[6]


Cover to the Madman Adventures collected edition

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Other work[edit]

As artist[edit]

As writer[edit]

  • Astroesque (1996)
  • G-Men from Hell (2000)

As musician[edit]

  • The Gear - Son of Red Rocket Seven (1998)
  • The Gear - Left Of Center Of The Universe (2009)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Allred appeared as himself in the movie Chasing Amy as part of the opening scene at a comic book convention, signing copies of his comic Madman. He also provides the artwork for the fictional comic book Bluntman and Chronic.


  1. ^ Allred, Mike. "FAQs". AAA Pop Comics. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  2. ^ Brian K. Vaughan (w), Fiona Staples (a). "Chapter Four" Saga 4: 28 (June 2012), Image Comics
  3. ^ Lambiek Comiclopedia: Mike Allred. Accessed March 19, 2008
  4. ^ TaptheTalent.com - Mike Allred Interview
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ ODEGARD, KYLE (34 November 2004). "The Passion of the artist". Corvallis Gazette-Times. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 


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