Michael grew up reading 1980’s Marvel Comics. Much of his work builds upon the strong imagery of comic books and graphic novels, although his illustrations are undeniably versatile. He recently created the cover art for Don Delillo’s landmark novel White Noise and Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy. Michael has been acknowledged by several institutions, receiving honors from the National Magazine Award (2004, 2007, 2009) and the Joe Schuster Award (2009).
Michael also recently published Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes (2012, TYPE Books), a “collection that speaks to the beauty of the urban landscape: sometimes grittily citified, sometimes unexpectedly pastoral, and always bewitching.” His close attention to the detail reminds us to look closely, even when exploring a big city.
We are thrilled to have Michael join us at Gerald & Cullen Rapp and we can’t wait to see what he does next!