Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mike Ploog

If you're familiar with early 70's Marvel Comics (especially the horror stuff), you've probably run across Mike's work. It had a cartoon-ish/grotesque style to it, pretty similar to Bernie Wrightsons.

After spending 10 years in the Marine Corp, Mike went on to work for Will Eisner Studios, which brought him some commercial work as well as graphic and art for the US Army. From there, his stuff started showing up at Marvel. This is where he made a big impression.

After some years of comic work, he went on the create storyboard work for the likes of John Carpenter, Ralph Bakshi and a slew of other production houses. He ended doing some great preproduction work for John Carpenters The Thing. Possibly one of my favorite movies of all time.

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