Mike began his comics career at the age of 14, breaking in as an inker. From inker to pencillng/inking to writing, Mike has spread his creative wings in both indie and mainstream comics. Growing up in a small town, Mike found tutelage under Neil Vokes and Adam Hughes, while corresponding with Nexus creators Steve Rude and Mike Baron. Dedicated to his craft, Mike was eventually kicked out of highschool for skipping class-to stay home and draw. Still in his teens, he languished in the indie field for some years.