Episode: 216

What’s Inside 216


Mike DeCarlo (http://www.mikedecarloart.com/), artist and inker for Marvel, DC, Valiant, and more, talks about working on Batman right after the 1989 movie came out, navigating multiple comic companies simultaneously, developing his talents, and changing up his inking style depending on who drew the artwork.

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Mike DeCarlo talks about taking care of his wife after her accident, growing up dreaming of a career in comics, working during the Batman craze when it was selling 450,000 copies per month, working at Marvel on Conan and Thor, and working in DC’s special projects department creating art for video games, shirts, toys, and style guide books.

12:19 SEGMENT 2: Mike DeCarlo talks about working for multiple comic book publishers simultaneously, receiving an Eisner Award for Bongo’s “Radioactive Man”, taking a break from the monthly grind after 36 years, staying busy with private commissions, and whether he will be doing conventions in the future.

21:24 SEGMENT 3: Mike DeCarlo talks about interacting with fans and customizing his inking style depending on the artist (Kurt Swan, Steve Ditko, George Pérez, Gene Colan, Joe Staton, Mike Zeck).

29:30 SEGMENT 4: Mike Decarlo talks about if he has any regrets about his career and how he developed his artistic style.

37:06 SEGMENT 5: Mike Decarlo talks about which commission request he receives the most.

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