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the ART OF MICHAEL AVON OEMING: No Plan B is here!!

I am very proud to announce my art book NO PLAN B: the Art of Michael Avon Oeming is out! You should always try your local comic shop first and it is available on Comixology or Amazon

The book covers my art and career from my teen years until now. Mostly unpublished art and rarely seen works here, so even a regular follower of my work will find new stuff here. I also talk a bit about my life and how it ties into my comics.

Brian Bendis wrote the intro, David Mack a beautiful afterword, and the interview...

Taki and Lauren drawing

My wife Taki and our friend Lauren, who played a big part in us getting together. Done with flat calligraphy pens.


A thanks to Allan Amato

In a previous post I wrote about the photography Allan Amato did with Taki Soma and I. Here is a quick thank you to Allan for the beautiful photos.


Photography with Allan Amato

Photography with Allan Amato

Friend and editor Scott Allie introduced Taki and I to visionary photographer Allan Amato. You've probably seen his photos, many of which include comics creators like pals David Mack, Gerard Way, Chuck Palahniuk, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jim Mahfood and many more. We met him here in Portland. It was a real honor, neither Taki or I get excited about taking photos, but this was art. Here are the results, along with some behind the scenes shots. Be sure to check out Alan's website  and his kickstarter for this new book SERAPH and follow him on Twitter Read the article →

Rapture- looking back on my first project with Taki Soma

Rapture- looking back on my first project with Taki Soma

When a break up is bad, it can feel like the end of the world. In the case of Rapture, it really sorta is! Taki and I worked on this comic almost like a dare- as we started our relationship together, we created this story about a break up, and while we went through some very tough times making this comic, including starting life over again with a coast to coast move, we made it through. We are still very proud of this fun, twisted apocalyptic love story, and we are hoping if you missed out on it, you'll give...