Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Artist of the Month: Mike Maydak

This month's featured artist is Kentucky native, Mike Maydak. Mike currently resides in Covington, Kentucky and teaches for Cincinnati State.

About 6 months after graduating from Northern Kentucky University Mike worked for a short time with Bluewater Comic on such titles as 1782: The Year Of Blood and The Blackbeard Legacy before becoming an independent, freelance artist.

Mike has found the most success with his acrylic paintings...most notably his house and architectural works.

According to Mike, his talent for creating distorted and exaggerated structures started as an accident. “[While] working on improving my background skills [I] just sketched the neighborhood I live in. People loved them, and they evolved into paintings.”

Matt's Maydak print which is hanging in his kitchen!

Mike is currently promoting the release of  MAYDAK Volume 1, a collection of paintings, sketches, and other works of art into an 88 page full color hardcover book. If you pre-order your copy on you'll receive free shipping (within the United States) and an original sketch on the inside front cover! You can also pre-order a copy from Barnes & Noble. Mike shared a copy of his artbook with us, and it's incredible! He expects the book to arrive late September/early October 2011.

Mike hopes to have a book release and meet and greet at Keystone Bar in Covington, but no date is currently set. Hopefully Beaucoup Pop will be at the Keystone meet and greet, so stay tuned for more information. And if you're in the area, come by and say "Hi" and pick up your copy of the book from the artist himself.

If your in the Louisville aread, head over to the Revelry Gallery to see Maydak's work on display mid August 2011!

Mike is also working on a line of resin miniature statues in the same vein as the structures he paints. This particular work-in-progress prototype stands at about 5 inches tall.


Commission Inquiries


Upcoming Exibitions

16th – Derby City Comic Con, Louisville KY

4th – 7th – Gen Con, Indianapolis IN
11th – 14th – Chicago Comic Con, Rosemont IL
20th – 21st – Baltimore Comic-Con, Baltimore MD

9th – 11th – Oktoberfest, Covington KY
17th – Cincinnati Comic Expo, Cincinnati OH
30th – Oct 1st – St James Court Art Show, Louisville KY

14th – 16th New York Comic Con, New York NY

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