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Mike Thompson

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Mike Thompson “You have to work to get what you want because nothing is handed to you.” Images by Mike Thompson What inspired you to become an artist? When I was younger and got good grades in school my Dad would bring home comic books. I started to collect Spider Man, The Avengers, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. I loved the artwork and I would sit and draw the characters all day long and I knew that I wanted to do something that had to do with superheroes. I’m so lucky because that is exactly what I do now. Can you tell us about some of the projects you’re working on right now? I have one that I just finished with Sideshow Collectibles. In addition to comic books I also love hip hop music. A couple of my favorite artists are Wu-Tang Clan and Old Dirty Bastard. Sideshow approached me to paint a limited edition print of Old Dirty Bastard and I used Corel Painter for that. I listened to his music while painting and created a scene of him in front of the Brooklyn Bridge with his name lighting up the sky. I had to work with ODB’s estate for approval of the artwork and they loved the painting. I was supposed to go to California to do a signing and conduct an interview at the YouTube office and the week I was supposed to leave is when they started the COVID shutdown. It was a real bummer. The print is on sale now at

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