Okay So It’s Been a Year

There is just too much to do and too much socmed to update. For more regular updates, you can follow my Facebook page here:


So… stuff I have been up to. Colors I have colored, etc.



I am now the colorist on Manhattan Projects! I took over the book beginning with vol. 6 – The Sun Beyond the Stars – with Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra. (Collection available now!)

I’ve also been doing a bunch of covers with Nick (most of which you can see at my Facebook page above) and we’re cooking up a secret project that will probably be along sometime later in the year.



Speaking of Jonathan Hickman, I’ll also be coloring The Black Monday Murders with artist Tomm Coker. The book was announced at the most recent Image Expo and will be out this August for your visual pleasure.

Check out a rundown of the book at Comics Alliance above as well as some preview art by Tomm and myself.



Also at Image, I’m coloring The Violent, with writer Ed Brisson and Adam Gorham. Issue 5, the last of the first arc – Blood Like Tar – will be out soon and the collection will follow shortly thereafter. If you like desperate people in desperate situations doing desperate things, you’ll love this book.

Go. Read.


Lastly, I’ll be at HEROES CON again this year on June 17-19 in Charlotte, NC. I’m crashing Nick Pitarra’s table at AA-911. Come find me and say hi.

I’m currently taking COMMISSIONS for the show, so GET AT ME if you’re interested.

I’m doing full commissions as well as color commissions if you’ve got some b&w art you want all gussied up.

Heroes Con and The Fiction #1

I’ll be at Heroes Con in Charlotte this weekend. You’ll find me sandwiched between Ryan Bodenheim and Nick Pitarra in Artist’s Alley at AA-1220. Come say hi!

I’ll be doing commissions all weekend. Email me or message me to set something up in advance. Prices are as follows:

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Examples of recent commissions can be found here.

Today also sees the release of The Fiction #1 from Boom! Studios by Curt Pires, David Rubin, Colin Bell, and myself. Reviews have been great so far, so don’t feel like you have to take my word for it. But to whet your whistle, here’s 6 pages of preview art.

THE DYING AND THE DEAD out February 28th plus Elmira store signing!

I’m also thrilled to be reuniting with my Secret cohorts Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim for The Dying and the Dead! The first issue comes out this coming Wednesday and is a monterous 60 pgs for the low, low price of only 4.50. That’s basically 3 issues for a little more than the price of your copy of Batman. And besides, Batman really doesn’t need your money. He’s a billionaire.

Here’s an interview with Hickman over at Newsarama and a great write up over at Comics Alliance discussing the series, along with some art to get you in the mood.

I will also be appearing at Heroes Your Mom Threw Out comic shop in Elmira, NY on Saturday the 31st with Ryan Bodenheim to sign copies and draw some sketches. I know it means venturing out into the sun – or in the case of Upstate NY in January, the gray – but we would love to hang out with all of you and decrease the value of your comic by smearing sharpie all over it.

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CLUSTER debuting February 4th

I’ve got some upcoming projects on the very near horizon, and here are some pages to whet your appetite. From Boom! Studios and some killer collaborators in Ed Brisson and Damian Couciero.

Here’s an interview with Ed and Damian talking up our new book. It’s some super cool, gritty, sc-fi action starring a bunch of prisoners forced to battle aliens to avoid a life sentence. Yeah, it’s basically The Dirty Dozen in space. It’s exactly as awesome as it sounds.


Here are a few pages that have gotten out into the webosphere, sans letters:

Catching Up: Big Trouble in Little China and The Empty Man

Happy Colorist Appreciation Day!

Well, I let this lie dormant for far too long. I update my Facebook page a little more regularly – you check that out and follow me over at https://www.facebook.com/MichaelGarlandColors

I’ve been keeping myself very busy, and here’s a smattering of pages from some of what I’ve been up to.

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Loved having the opportunity to work with Brian Churilla and Eric Powell on the continuing adventures of Jack Burton and the Pork Chop Express. Unfortunately my time on the book was pretty short lived, due to time constraints.

Some of my favorite pages:

The Emprty Man

Vanesa Del Rey is one of the most unique and dynamic artists working today, and it was very cool to stretch my colored legs in a more abstract direction working with her. And Cullen Bunn is none too shabby a writer.

Next up a taste of what’s to come.

Secret 6 and 7 Colors

Secret has finally wrapped up. It was an amazingly fulfilling book to work on with some of the best collaborators in the business – Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim. Look for the trade collecting the entire 7 issue series at some point soon in a comic shop near you.

In the meantime, here’s some of the unlettered art for issues 6 and 7. As always, lines by Ryan Bodenheim and colors by yours truly.



Wondercon 2014 Informational Post!!!

FBPICI’ll be in Artists Alley at Wondercon ’14 this weekend. AA-262. Circle in on your maps!

I’ll have some comics and prints for sale, as well as be offering original commissions.

I also cracked a fresh box of Copics the other day, so I’ll be offering my services to color up any of your favorite sketches or commissions. My commission prices are as follows:



If you’d like me to add you to the list in advance of the show, email me at mgarland87@gmail.com or send me a message on FB or twitter. I’ll hook you up real good.

See y’all this weekend!