Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I actually came across Michael's work several years ago, finding one of his illustrations of his character Aspen - the main character in the Fathom comics - but was unable to find more of his artwork until a few months ago. I always felt he had great detail with his line work, having a steady hand to create such a subtle change between thin and think lines on the piece. His style reminds me of Adam Warren and how he handles his lineart, though Michael uses the negative space to create the illustration while Adam seems to play around with the negative space.
Unfortunately, Michael passed away mid-2008 after a fight with bone cancer. His main projects continue to be published though, with his name being listed in the title of each work as his original creation. A tribute page was created for him which contains original artwork done by him as well as some unpublished sketches. The webpage can be found here: http://michaelturnershrine.com/