Artist, Kirby’s Fourth World series, Eternals, Captain America
Mike Royer began his career in 1966 assisting Russ Manning on Magnus, Tarzan and later the Star Wars comic strip. After 14 years working on various titles for Gold Key, James Warren, and laying out one-third of the first Spider-Man animation series, Mike was asked by Jack Kirby to work with him on his Fourth World books New Gods, Forever People, etc., plus Demon and Kamandi for DC, and then Eternals, Devil Dinosaur and Captain America, etc. at Marvel. After almost 10 years with Jack, Mike spent 21+ years as a product designer/character artist for Disney Licensing and the Disney Store. In 2001 Mike returned to his birth state of Oregon where he did product design and character art for several clients including Danbury Mint, Disney collector pins and Pin USA, and even found time for some inking again on such luminaries as Erik Larsen, Ron Frenz, and Steve Rude, etc. In an almost 50-year career, Mike’s jobs have included animation layout and cartoon storyboarding, comic book penciling, lettering and inking, product design, record album covers, etc. Mike was the first cartoonist guest for the 1970 Mini-Con that gave birth to Comic-Con.