Michael Choi (comics)

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Michael Choi
Choi sketching Big Barda at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 17, 2009
Area(s)Penciller, Inker, Colourist
Pseudonym(s)Mike Choi
Notable works
Witchblade X-23 X-Force

Michael Choi is a comic book artist and video game concept artist, known for his work on books by DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Top Cow Comics,[1] such as Witchblade, X-23 and X-Force.

Early life[edit]

Michael Choi is the brother of Mary H.K. Choi, a journalist and author who is known for her young adult novel Emergency Contact, as well as her work on comic books such as Lady Deadpool from Marvel Comics.[2]

Michael Choi went to business school at The University of Texas at Austin, and graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems.[1]


Choi worked at IBM for three years as an IT consultant before changing careers.[1]

Choi penciled a six-issue Marvel entitled X-23: Target X limited series.

Michael Choi joined Marvel and penciled Uncanny X-Men from issue #495 to issue #499 with writer Ed Brubaker.

In the April 2007 issue of Wizard Magazine (#186) Choi was named number 10 of the "Hot 10 Artists" for his work on X-23: Target X. Said the magazine, "Choi pulls up the rear with his newly popular, vibrant pencils."

In 2010, Choi provided the illustrations in a pictorial featuring comedic actress Olivia Munn in the April/May 2010 issue of Complex magazine, and on its cover. The pictorial featured Munn interacting with illustrated animals in a forest setting, which were drawn by Choi and colored by Sonia Oback.[3] Choi's approach to the visuals were inspired by the music video for the A-ha single "Take On Me".[4]

In 2012, Choi provided the cover to Green Lantern vol. 5 #5, and guest pencilled issue #6.

In November 2013, Choi participated in his first gallery showing at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California.[5]

In March 2015, Kotaku named Choi as one of the 20 best X-Men artists over the 50-year history of the comic books.[6]

In September 2021, Screen Rant also named Choi as one of the 10 best X-Men artists of all time.[7]


Choi in 2012

Interior work[edit]

Cover work[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Wilson, Alex (March 1, 2013). "Choi Division – Alex Wilson Talks To Michael Choi". Bleeding Cool.
  2. ^ Ching, Albert (July 15, 2021). "Mike Choi Previews CHOMPERSTOMPERS on Twitter". Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 11, 2010. Retrieved October 4, 2021.
  3. ^ "Olivia Munn Covers Complex's April/May 2010 Issue!". Complex. March 24, 2010.
  4. ^ Hudson, Laura (March 25, 2010). "Mike Choi Dishes on His Olivia Munn 'Complex' Cover Art" Archived 2011-01-11 at the Wayback Machine. ComicsAlliance.
  5. ^ "A Handful of Dust: 25 Years of The Sandman". Gallery Nucleus. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
  6. ^ Narcisse, Evan (March 23, 2015). "The 20 Best X-Men Artists". Kotaku.
  7. ^ Thapa, Shaurya (September 28, 2021). "The 10 Best X-Men Artists, Ranked". ScreenRant. Archived from the original on September 27, 2021. Retrieved October 4, 2021.


External links[edit]

Media related to Mike Choi at Wikimedia Commons