Mosely Gallery Hosts the Comic Book Art of Michael Golden
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 12, 2010) - An exhibit featuring the works of comic book artist and writer Michael Golden opens Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Mosely Gallery on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
The exhibit features work Golden created as an editor at DC Comics and as senior art director at Marvel Comics. An opening reception and book signing takes place Oct. 28 from 4-6 p.m. He is widely known for his work on Marvel’s “The Micronauts” and his co-creation of the X-Men’s “Rogue” character.
“We are thrilled to have an artist of great international stature on campus—the inimitable storyteller Michael Golden,” said Solomon Isekeije, interim chair of UMES' Fine Arts Department.
“It is especially fitting," to display his works, Isekeije said, because UMES "is the only public university in the nation to offer a concentration in sequential arts, better known as comic book art.”
Brad Hudson, a UMES art instructor and designer of the sequential art curriculum, said Golden “has a clean graphic sensibility that’s admired throughout the comic art community. His excellence, paired with enduring success, assures him a place among the greats in sequential history.”
Golden is well known for his detailed pencil work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” the “G.I. Joe Yearbook” and “Dr. Strange.” According to his agent, Renee Witterstaetter, Golden never identifies which is his favorite project. One art dealer said "Everybody in the business has been influenced by Golden's 'Dr. Strange.' ”
Milestones in Golden's career include the co-creation of Continuity Comic’s “Bucky O’Hare”, which led to an animated series and toy line he designed, as well as “Spartan” with Jackie Chan.
Golden's work can be seen with new covers on “Nightwing,” “Iron Man,” “Heroes for Hire,” “Exiles,” “Demon’s Regret” and more. Vanguard Productions recently released a “Manga” version of the “Bucky” series, as well as the top-selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden.” A two-part DVD on Golden and his career has also been released by Creator Chronicles.
As a conceptual cover artist, Golden has penciled everything from “Batman” and “Captain America” to “Vampirella” - and “….virtually every character in the industry at some point or another. I'm the one they come to when they want one of those covers with a thousand characters on them," he said.
Along with his written and illustrated projects, Golden has worked on movie productions, including some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in Gijon and Barcelona, Spain; in New York; and in Antwerp and Brussels, Belgium. Golden’s class on storytelling also has attracted international attention.
The exhibit is on display at the Mosely Gallery of Art at UMES from October 21-December 2. Hours are: Monday-Thursday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Mosely Gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Anke Van Wagenberg, gallery director, at 410-651-7770, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.umes.edu/arts.
Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, email@example.com.
Bill Robinson, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355, firstname.lastname@example.org.