Michael Dalton "Mike" Allred is an American comic book artist and writer most famous for his indie comics creation, . His style is often compared to Madman pop art, as well as commercial and comic art of the 1950s and 1960s.
Biography [ edit ]
Allred began his career as a TV reporter in Europe, and started drawing comics in 1989 with the 104-page
OGN 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 ]
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 and his art for writer Red Rocket 7 Peter Milligan's series , which he began drawing in July 2001, and subsequently became X-Force after X-Statix 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 written by Silver Surfer 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.
Laura, frequently works as his colorist. [6 ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
Cover to the
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Dead Air ( graphic novel, 1989).
Graphique Musique (#1-3, comic-book, Slave Labor Graphics, 1989–1990).
Creatures Of The Id (one shot, Caliber Press, October 1990).
Grafik Muzik (#1-4, comic-book, Caliber Press, 1990–1991).
(#1-3, Tundra Publishing, 1992). Madman
Madman Adventures (#1-3, Tundra Publishing, 1992–1993).
The Geek (Vertigo Comics, 1993)
Sandman issue 54 (Vertigo Comics, 1993)
Madman Comics (#1-20, Dark Horse Comics, 1994–1995).
Red Rocket 7
(from issue 116 to issue 128, X-Force Marvel Comics) with writer Peter Milligan.
with writer Peter Milligan and special guest artist Paul Pope for issue 5 X-Statix
Wednesday Comics #1-12 (2009) - Metamorpho (art), with story written by Neil Gaiman.
Madman Atomic Comics #1-17 (2007–2009)
issue #76 (2008), "Around the Town", written by Fables Bill Willingham.
#1-28 (2010-2012) iZombie
#17 (2012) Daredevil (Vol.3)
#17 (2012) Wolverine and the X-Men
#1-ongoing (2012) FF (vol.2)
Covers only [ edit ]
#39 ( Cheval Noir Dark Horse, 1993)
#164 ( The Comics Journal Fantagraphics Books, 1993)
#2 ( Hero Illustrated Special Edition Warrior Publications, 1994)
#1 (Dark Horse, 1994) Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures
#100-0, 100-5 (Dark Horse, 1995) Dark Horse Presents
#3 (Dark Horse, 1996) Heartbreakers
#2 ( Jay & Silent Bob Oni Press, 1998)
#2 ( Vertigo: Winter's Edge Vertigo, 1999)
#2 ( Empty Love Stories Funny Valentine, 1999)
#1 (Oni Press, 2000) Oni Press Summer Vacation Supercolor Fun Special
#2 ( Comicology TwoMorrows, 2000)
#1-2 (Oni Press, 2001–2002) Oni Press Color Special
#4 ( Madman Picture Exhibition AAA Pop Comics, 2002)
#20 ( X-Statix Marvel, 2004)
#6 (Marvel, 2005) Spider-Man Unlimited
#23-24 (Marvel, 2005–2006) Marvel Knights 4
#1-5 (Marvel, 2006) X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl
#9 ( Kabuki Icon, 2007)
#4 (Marvel, 2007) Spider-Man Fairy Tales
gn ( Popgun Volume 1 Image, 2007)
#1 (Image, 2008) The Perhapanauts Annual
#1, 4, 6-10, 12 (Image, 2009–2010) Jersey Gods
#3 (Dark Horse, 2009) Rapture
gn ( Fractured Fables Silverline, 2010)
#1 ( Captain Action Season 2 Moonstone, 2010)
#86 ( Teen Titans DC Comics, 2010)
#19 ( glamourpuss Aardvark-Vanaheim, 2011)
#12, 18, 21, 24 (Vertigo, 2011–2012) iZombie
#3 (Image, 2011) The Next Issue Project
#5 ( Star Trek/ Legion of Super-Heroes IDW Publishing, 2012)
#1-ongoing (Image, 2012–...) It Girl! and the Atomics
#3 (DC Comics, 2012) Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre
#1 (Image, 2012) Happy!
#1 (IDW Publishing, 2012) Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters
Other work [ edit ]
As artist [ edit ]
As writer [ edit ]
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
as part of the opening scene at a comic book convention, signing copies of his comic Chasing Amy Madman. He also provides the artwork for the fictional comic book Bluntman and Chronic.
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Interviews [ edit ]