A Professional Self-Taught American Comic Book Artist, Art Mentor and World Traveler. Currently based in Thailand, Mike Van Orden has worked professionally with companies like Marvel, Aspen Comics, Upper Deck and more. He has recently been recognized as one of the industry's leading Art Mentor/Instructors and most recently, the Founder of his creator owned Online Art School 'Comic Art Mastery' (CAM!) which was notably endorsed by best selling comic book artist and creator of Deadpool's very own, Rob Liefield!
Mike has been studying, drawing and creating stunning comic book art, mastering his own style and unique techniques that have paved the way for his success for over a decade.
Mike has vast experience teaching, coaching and mentoring hopeful artists with a tremendous emphasis on all aspects of becoming a professional artist; from developing the proper artist mindset, to honing the skills and techniques of a Pro, all the way to self-promotion, marketing and winning portfolio strategies.