Location: US Web: www.mikemanoart.com Em ail: firstname.lastname@example.org media: Sumi-e ink on paper, Photoshop Born in Boston, Massachusetts but raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Michael now works freelance in Oakland, California. “I’m influenced equally by both illustration and comics, some of the most important being Mike Mignola’s work as well as the work of Greg Ruth and Sergio Toppi. I also look at a lot of turn of the century photography,” he says.
Atmosphere and emotional tone are very important to him as a visual storyteller, and he loves designing with light. “I use sumi-e ink as my primary medium. The immediate yet delicate nature of ink is so much fun to explore – an endless well of possibilities contained in just one small bottle.”