Mike Nason

Mike Nason


Reptilian King

I told my parents when I was about 6 years old that I was going to become a cartoonist…I think I also told them I was going to become a Cowboy, Batman…and a red fire truck. I was also very certain Olivia Newton John was going to marry me…Oh, but for the dreams of youth!…anyway, I stuck with the drawing thing. I Discovered comics (officially) in 1986 with an issue of John Romita Jr’s Spider-Man…the story where he fights the new Hobgoblin! Then in 1990 I got my first Australian comic book. Southern Squadron #10 with the incredibly inspiring art of Gary Chaloner. He tops the list of my favorite Australian artists. I got my start by pestering Ian Eddy who was a cartoonist for Fox Comics in the 80s. He opened a shop in Ringwood, Melbourne. I started showing him samples of my work…one day he got so annoyed with me that, to get me of his back, he gave me the telephone number of a local comic book artist. The artist was well respected for his talents and congenial personality. Greg Gates was his name, a multifaceted and accomplished artist…quiet and unassuming, yet very influential in the local Melbourne scene, primarily during the 80’s and 90’s..I owe him a debt of gratitude for sharing with me trade knowledge that now makes up a good portion of what I know to be solid artistic practices. He introduced me to Dillon who was known for publishing Da ‘n Dill, a show bag comic at the time ( and later creating the wonderful and memorable Batrisha character). They coached me through the first few official published works I did. I went on to work with other artists and writers, the most notable and often collaborated with, David Bird, publisher of Paper Tablaux and known for Fox Comics (with others). I left comics for about 12 years to pursue a paying job in another art field…now I’m back doing comics for the joy of it. Cheers


Work is of these types/genres:-
Alternative Black and White, Superhero, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Humour, Adult-Theme, Newspaper Strip

 

2022 Assorted Hoohah, 4 page story/pencils/inks
2009 (?) 2 page inks for a Jason Franks project
2007 Vigil #3, 27 page inks, Local Act Comics
2007 Future Unknown, 6 page story/art, LAC
2007 Editorial Articles, pinups, LAC
2007 The Ink #3, Spot Illust. for a David Bird story
2006 Scraps From The Table, 8 page story/art
2006 Passionate Nomads, 1 page, p/inks
2006 Bitter Bachelor Book, 2 page, p/inks
2005 Tango #5 4 page pencils/inks
2002 4 page Inking for a Jason Badower project
1998 Zxenith #2 (anthology) 8 pages p/inks
1997 Da ‘n Dill (show bag #?) 2 page p/inks
1996 A Distant Bell, Paper Tablaux, 8 page p/inks
1995 Drivel Magazine, 6 pages pencils/inks
1995 Caught Short, 4 pages pencils/G.Gates inks
1995 Platinum Grit #5, fan art (YAY!!!)
1994 Da ‘n Dill #2, 2 page pencils/G.Gates inks
Talents Include:-
Comic Artist
Covers
Inker

Secondary Talents:-
Editor
Writer

Titles Contributed To:-

A Distant Bell, Paper Tablaux

Assorted Hoohah

Bitter Bachelor Book

Caught Short

Da'n Dill

Drivel Magazine

Future Unknown

Passionate Nomads

Scraps From The Table

Tango

The Ink

Vigil

Zxenith


State:- VIC

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