"The challenge for an artist working on a Star Wars story is the attention to detail. You have to really be knowledgeable about tiny details in order for Lucasfilm, or even the fanbase, to sign off on what you are doing."
―Mike Mayhew[src]

Mike Mayhew is an American comic-book artist who illustrated The Star Wars, Dark Horse's comics adaptation of George Lucas's 1974 rough draft for Star Wars. He considers this draft an Apocalypse Now version of the Star Wars saga.[1]

Mayhew has also penciled the fifteenth[2] and twentieth[3] issues of Marvel Comics' 2015 Star Wars series, as well as the one-shot Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait 1.[4] He has drawn the cover for the hardcover editions of the prequel trilogy's comic adaptations,[5] the second issue of the The Force Awakens miniseries,[6] and Star Wars issues 3337 and Annual 2.[7]

Mayhew has provided a variant cover for Star Wars 1, which is based on Rob Liefeld's cover for The New Mutants #98,[8] as well as for the first[9] and third[10] issues of Star Wars: Lando. Moreover, he has drawn the Yesteryear Comics variant to the first issue of Marvel's miniseries Star Wars: Shattered Empire,[11] and the Wizard/ComicConBox variant to the first issue of the Vader Down crossover event.[12]

Besides Star Wars and Harris Publications' Vampirella, Mayhew has worked on several Marvel and DC Comics titles, including Avengers and Justice League.[13] His studio is located in Glendale, California.[14]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. A GALAXY FAR AWAY 07: Mike Mayhew On THE STAR WARS. Newsarama (2013-09-03). Retrieved on October 21, 2013.
  2. Marvel's January 2016 Solicitations Unveil "Captain Marvel," "Old Man Logan" & More. (2015-10-20). Retrieved on August 28, 2016.
  3. STAR WARS #20. PREVIEWSworld. Retrieved on March 27, 2016.
  4. SWCustom-2011 Luke and Leia star in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1 – Exclusive on (backup link)
  5. STAR WARS EPISODE I PHANTOM MENACE HC. PREVIEWSworld. Retrieved on January 23, 2016.
  6. STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #2 (OF 5). PREVIEWSworld. Retrieved on July 1, 2016.
  7. MARVEL COMICS NOVEMBER 2016 Solicitations. Newsarama (2016-08-23). Retrieved on August 28, 2016.
  8. Facebook icon The Zapp Comics EXCLUSIVE Cover to STAR WARS #1. Zapp Comics (December 3, 2014). Retrieved on December 13, 2014. "Done by the amazing talent MIKE MAYHEW. Cover pays homage to NEW MUTANTS #98."
  9. STAR WARS: LANDO #1 Newbury Comics Variant Cover by Mike Mayhew. Mike Mayhew Tumblr (2015-06-25). Retrieved on June 29, 2015.
  10. EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars Lando #3 Variant Cover By Mike Mayhew. (2015-07-30). Retrieved on July 31, 2015.
  11. Star Wars: Shattered Empire Gets Another Variant… Possibly. (2015-08-20). Retrieved on August 23, 2015.
  12. EXCLUSIVE Star Wars: Vader Down #1 Variant Covers. (2015-10-19). Retrieved on October 24, 2015.
  13. About Mike. Mike Mayhew Studio. Retrieved on October 21, 2013.
  14. STUDIO TOURS: Mike Mayhew. (2008-04-16). Retrieved on August 28, 2016.

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