Mike McLarty’s face is likely one that you’ve seen before; he’s a regular feature on Post Office bulletin boards across the state of California. A San Diego native, Mike has comics in his blood and has attended the San Diego Comic Con every year since 1982. His comic interests are as varied as his crimes against humanity, but he tends to lean heavily towards things rooted in dystopian themes. His favorite comic series is Warren Ellis’ and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan. Spider Jerusalem is the best character ever devised. Mike realizes those statements will alienate a good portion of his potential audience, but those are the facts. You are unlikely to find a single collector with a better Transmetropolitan art portfolio than the one he has in his possession. Over the past 4 years he has amassed approximately 80 commissions and sketches from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Howard Chaykin, Ben Templesmith, Eduardo Risso, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Ethan Van Sciver, and many more. The only thing Mike enjoys more than the world of Transmetropolitan is writing about himself in the 3rd person.
Other than being the most recent edition to Major Spoilers, Mike’s articles are featured on a weekly basis at Discount Comic Book Service (www.dcbservice.com) and on a monthly rotation at Heroes Corner (www.heroescorner.com). He also occasionally freelances for various other comics websites, which he promotes through his homepage, Twitter and other inherently intrusive forms of social media. Mike firmly believes that the best writers come from the UK. This could be because he’s of Irish descent; not so much based on physical geography as the fact that the Irish like to drink heavily.
Other than comics, Mike’s hobbies include writing, spending time with his wife and two dogs, planning on ways to incorporate the word ‘penetrate’ into approximately 75% of his writing, and listening to 80s hair bands. Exclusive content can be found at www.comickarma.com, Mike’s personal website.