Mike is a member of Four Star Studios based out of Chicago. They have an awesome set-up - a true monument to the child in all of us. Especially if that child grew up in the 80s. He is the co-creator of Gravity and Revival. He has created his own title, The Answer!, from Dark Horse. He has worked with Devil's Due drawing their first Voltron miniseries. Mike has also worked on titles like Queen & Country, Runaways, The All-New Atom, and Green Arrow.
Mr. Norton is a long time podcaster at Crankcast and an Eisner Award winner for his web-comic Battlepug .
What are you currently working on?
Revival, Battlepug, The Occultist, coming up with a story for the next Answer! Series, secret stuff.
How do you feel about zombies?
I am over them. That being said, BUY REVIVAL!
(Geex - For those that haven't picked up Revival - you really should give it a chance. This comic appeals to audiences that love zombies and those that are sick of them.)
For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. - Amazon Synopsis
What about the Answer!?
You started in the business because you loved to draw and wanted to be an artist. When did you decide that you wanted to write as well?
It started around 3 years ago when I did my first 24 hour comic. Since then, I've been kinda bitten by the writing bug.
What's next? Any chance of a Buttlepug cartoon?
(Geex - Mike intimated that a cartoon has been talked about but nothing has happened.)
Why is your studio so awesome?It has a lot to do with the people in it. Also: beer fridge.
What is your dream project?
We go way back... about 22 years. Do you feel that your college days of drawing squirrels prepared you for a future of drawing Battlepug?Yes. I think my college strip directly affected it. Also, 22 YEARS????
Do you remember walking through the parking lot at the mall in Jackson, TN and watching those kids kick bottles into cars?
I just gotta ask... who is your favorite artist?
Anything else you would like to plug? Still doing the podcast?
31 movies in 31 days! Horrorthonpalooza!