Only 4 more days until Free Comic Book Day! Who’s excited? I know we are! We are going to have 30 different comic books to choose from! And, artist Michael Atiyeh will be here signing comics and demonstrating his digital painting. Here’s a little more about Michael:

Michael Atiyeh fell in love with comic books when he was six, after seeing an issue of Spider-man while sitting in a barbershop in Syracuse, N.Y. Since that day, it was his dream to work in the comic book industry, and for the past 18 years, he has been fortunate enough to turn that dream into a reality.

After years of practice, Michael began his professional career at Twilight Graphics in Syracuse, working as a colorist and studio manager. It was at Twilight, that he graduated from using traditional markers to coloring on a computer. After a few years honing his skills, he began working as a freelance artist for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, and Wizard Entertainment. 

In 1999, a new company named Cross Generation Comics recruited him and he relocated to Florida. At CrossGen, he had the unique opportunity of working alongside some of the industry’s most talented artists. After 4 years at CrossGen, Michael was promoted to assistant art director and began managing both in-house and freelance artists. In December 2003, he left CrossGen to pursue work as a freelance artist once again.

For the past few years Michael has been working on a variety of projects for Dark Horse Comics (Star Wars, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Tomb Raider), DC Comics (All Star Western, Larfleeze, and Justice Society of America). In 2012, he was part of the team that launched Shinku, a creator-owned title published by Image Comics that has received critical acclaim. Beginning in 2013, Michael’s work will appear in a series of Little Golden Books—featuring Marvel Superheroes. Michael currently lives in Petaluma, California.

We are so excited to have him coming in. So come on down and say ‘hi’ and get a copy of his latest work, Mass Effect for free!

Mass Effect FCBD