Winner of most votes in the sketchbook category …


Every year the Comic Art Fans website does a contest for the best of the year in various categories. Each person can put up 5 pieces that they picked up during the year.

This year the winner of most votes in the sketchbook category was the GL/GA/Black Canary piece that you did for me in Sacramento.

Phillip Anderson

VOTING RESULTS: Best Of Categories; Unpublished: Sketch Covers/Convention Sketches

Green Arrow (Longbow Hunters) from Lexington

It was an honor and a pleasure meeting you this past weekend. Thank you for the pictures and for all your amazing work.
- Jon Peacock

Photos from Lexington Comic Con

Meeting you at Lexington Comic con was the highlight of our trip. You were the reason we went. Here is my son “Travis Morgann” Copple. Having fun with Mr. Grell.
thanks for the autographs. It completes the namesake.
Travis Copple

Mike Grell art Commissions

Scott Kress at Catskill Comics is the exclusive agent for Mike Grell commissioned art. Fans looking for comic art originals or wishing to commission a special piece for their wall can contact Scott at:





The upcoming variant cover for GREEN ARROW #20 with some pretty spectacular color by Lovern Kindzierski.



Somewhere back in the last century, a couple of my pals got together and formed The Semi-Deceased Artists of America. Cowboy cartoonist Boots Reynolds and Bonnie Shields, The Official Tennessee Mule Artist, said: “We’re tired of the dead guys like van Gogh and Picasso makin’ all the money.”

Membership qualifications were strict: you had to sign an affidavit attesting  to some chronic health condition (such as hangnail, athlete’s foot or dandruff) and swear that you did, indeed, fully expect to one day actually be dead. I was a charter member.

And now that I’m getting closer to my 70th birthday, I’ve decided to jump the gun and start cashing in early. As of 1 March, I will be raising my commission prices. The new rates will be posted on Anyone wishing to get on the list ahead of the price increase should contact my art rep Scott Kress before  it’s too late, because as soon as I’m actually dead, I’m doubling all my prices.

Can’t wait! I’m gonna clean up.



Here’s an advance look at my first Green Arrow cover  in the 21st Century!!!


Green Bay, WI for Free Comic Book Day, May 6th 2017

I will be appearing at Powers Comics in Green Bay, WI for Free Comic Book Day, May 6th 2017 from 9 AM – 7PM.

Powers Comics
2180 S. Ridge Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304

As always, those wishing to book a commission sketch to be picked up the day of the show should contact my art rep Scott Kress at



This is the piece I did for the HERO INITIATIVE WONDER WOMAN 100 benefit book. I had a lot of fun with this, as you can see. It’s mixed (very!) media – pencil, oil, watercolor, spit, sweat and whatever else was at hand.

I hope you like it.



On a day when so much is happening, it’s possible most folks will overlook the passing of actor Miguel Ferrer (son of Academy Award winner José Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney and cousin to Actor George Clooney) who died at 61 this morning following a long battle with cancer. Not me.

I met Miguel just after he appeared in ROBOCOP and instantly liked him, especially when I told him I thought it was a star-making performance and he said he was initially disappointed at being cast as the main antagonist. “I was hoping I’d get to play the guy who got melted by toxic waste,” he said.

Funny guy.

And talented. Miguel appeared on CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles” for seven seasons and starred in TWIN PEAKS, CROSSING JORDAN, TRAFFIC and IRON MAN 3 among many others, He also provided voices for a number of animated features and TV shows, such as MULAN and THE BATMAN You can look him up on IMDB for a full slate of his screen performances.

The night of Jack Kirby’s 70th birthday party at San Diego Comicon, we were at a table with Bill Mumy (LOST IN SPACE), artist Steve Leialoha and writer Max Allan Collins among others and the conversation turned to music. Somewhere along the line, the suggestion was made that they all get together and play, just for the hell of it. I said I was sure the con would love to have them do a show. The next year, SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT made their first of many appearances with Bill on guitar, Max on keyboard, Steve on bass and Miguel on drums.

I was telling that story just a few days ago, remembering the days when it was just fun to be part of a gang of friends who might only see each other once every few years, but who became part of each other’s lives and memories. Friends never forget.

God speed, Miguel.

2017 is off to a bitch of a start.

–Mike Grell

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