Michael Avon Oeming


Michael Avon Oeming
Michael Avon Oeming

Michael Avon Oeming
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Inker
Notable works Powers
The Mice Templar
The Cross Bronx
Official website

Michael Avon Oeming (Pronounced O-Ming[citation needed]) is an American comic book creator, both as an artist and writer. He is known for using a stark art style to tell stories with sophisticated and mature subject matter.

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Career

Oeming is a fan of ancient mythology, having written or drawn several projects centering on the Norse gods. He frequently collaborates with long-time friend Bryan J. L. Glass, and with Brian Michael Bendis. He is part of the M.O.B. crew of comic book creators, along with David Mack, Brian Bendis and Daniel Berman.

His 1998 comic book Bulletproof Monk was made into a film of the same name.

Recent projects include The Mice Templar from Image Comics which he has drawn and co-authored with Bryan J.L. Glass.[1] In an interview with comic book website Project Fanboy, Oeming confirmed that he is also working on a creator owned project, RAPTURE, with his wife Taki Soma for Dark Horse Comics.[2]

Oeming is currently at work on the third volume of Powers from Icon Comics with Brian Bendis.

Oeming noted for his arm wrestling fund raising for the non-profit charity Hero Initiative.[citation needed]

As of 2010, he is employed as a staff member of Valve Software, working on Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2 and Portal 2 webcomics.

Personal life

Oeming has a son and currently resides in Seattle with his second wife, fellow writer/artist Taki Soma.[citation needed]

Bibliography

Writing

Oeming's writing credits include:

  • Space Slutz (script and art, pornographic parody of Star Wars)
  • Hammer of the Gods (script and art, with co-author Mark Wheatley, 5-issue limited series, Insight Studios Group, February–November 2001)
  • Bastard Samurai (script and inks, with co-author Miles Gunter and pencils by Kelsey Shannon, 3-issue mini-series, Image Comics, April–August 2002)
  • Thor #80-84: "Ragnarok" (with co-author Daniel Berman and art by Andrea Di Vito, Marvel Comics, August–December 2004, tpb, December 2004, ISBN 0785115994)
  • Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill (with co-author Daniel Berman and art by Andrea Di Vito, Marvel Comics, 6-issue limited series, March–August, 2005)
  • Thor: Blood Oath (with art by Scott Kolins, 6-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, November 2005 - February 2006)
  • Ares (with pencils by Travel Foreman, 5-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, March–July 2006, tpb, ISBN 978-0785119913)
  • Highlander (with co-author Brandon Jerwa and art by Lee Moder, 4-issue mini-series, Dynamite Entertainment, July 2006 - February 2007)
  • The Cross Bronx (script and art, with co-author Ivan Brandon, 4-issue mini-series, Image Comics, September–December 2006)
  • Wings of Anansi
  • Blood River (co-writer with Dan Berman)
  • Quixote : A modern day retelling of Don Quixote (co-writer with Bryan Glass)
  • Red Sonja
  • Six (co-written with Dan Berman)
  • Parliament Of Justice
  • God Complex (co-written with Daniel Berman with art by John Broglia, 6-issue limited series, December 2009 - May 2010)

Art

His art credits include:

Awards

Oeming has won the Eisner Award for "Best New Series" in 2001 for Powers.

Michael received the Eagle Award in 2006 for Favorite WQriter/Artist.

Notes

References

External links

Interviews

Preceded by
Dan Jurgens
Thor writer
2004
(with Daniel Berman)
Succeeded by
J. Michael Straczynski

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