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Mike Leeke
United States
I have worked in the comic industry for over 20 years on such books as Robotech the Macross Saga and the Elementals published by Comico Comics, X O Man O War, H.A.R.D Corps, & PSI-Lords published by Valiant Comics, Pantheon published by Lone Star Press & Freemind published by Future Comics to name a few.

Current Residence: Drexel Hill, PA
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite cartoon character: Dr. Girlfriend


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Awerty7 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Hi, just became a fan of your work upon reading some 1980s Elementals back issues from Comico.  Your characters and background work in that series was so solid that I've taken to studying it for my own work.  I am terrible at backgrounds, mainly because I have to force myself to put them in (ha), but looking at your work from back then, I realize that great backgrounds don't have to be super-detailed because people complete the picture with their minds.  So much work I see today is overly detailed and really doesn't have to be that way to serve the story.  Thank you for the inspiration!
bmd93 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Mr. Leeke, are you still available for commissions?

Bernard Duggan
AlphaCMT Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I haven't forgotten about you Mike! Of late it's been commission central... but you can't hide!
MikeLeeke Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Hey Chris, Love the Legion pieces. I have a bunch Legion sketches I have yet to post because I haven't finished them Most have been inked but none colored. I have a bunch of Commissions too. Day Job has been killing me.
AlphaCMT Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Mike! I have at least two more to do [TimberWolf and Sun Boy] before I get back to my X-Men kick. Keep moving on your pieces cause I want to SEE THEM! As for the day gig, I FEEL your pain, 50hrs a week with one day off is the new reality for me. Doing my part to stop wage disparity [namely mine!] But no matter what, I devote at least 3hrs a day to the art table. It's starting to pay off. So artist to artist, friend to friend keep at it!!!!
Patrick-Norris Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Artist
no problemo! some of the earliest comics I started collecting were from Valiant Comics. Really enjoyed your work from H.A.R.D. Corps!
db8coach Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
I would love to see working on Soldier Zero from Boom. I think it would be a perfect match for your art.
MikeLeeke Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Thanks for the compliment.
MakotoPrime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Mike, glad to find you here on dA. I really like your Valiant Comics works :)
MikeLeeke Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Thanks! It's always good to hear from people who enjoy my work. And thanks for faving!
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