Mike Grell Original 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: www.catskillcomics.com

Mike Grell’s JON SABLE: FREELANCE in Development as a Scripted Series

Second Act Entertainment and producer Brendan Deneen have teamed to develop Mike Grell’s long-running graphic novel series JON SABLE: FREELANCE as a scripted series.

Grell’s JON SABLE: FREELANCE debuted in 1983 and the character has appeared regularly in comic books and novels since then, including a deluxe hardcover omnibus edition released in 2023. The series has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. In 1987, ABC aired one season of a SABLE television show, which co-starred Rene Russo in her acting debut and included Lara Flynn Boyle’s first acting role in the show’s pilot episode.

When game warden Jon Sable’s family is slaughtered by ivory poachers, the trail of vengeance leads him across war-torn Africa to enact bloody retribution on those responsible. Deported back to the United States, struggling to build a new life, Sable becomes a freelance mercenary — but his past is not done with him just yet.

Mike Grell is a legendary comic book writer and artist, having started his work at DC Comics in 1973. While Grell has worked on almost every major character for both Marvel and DC, he is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking reboot of Green Arrow, THE LONGBOW HUNTERS, which was the second “prestige format” book published by DC after Frank Miller’s THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. Grell’s work on Green Arrow was the basis for many elements in the CW’s ARROW series — in which Grell also had a cameo in the pilot episode.

William McKinney founded Second Act and is a former Development Executive at Intrigue Entertainment (MARMADUKE, GAME OF SILENCE) where he brought several international shows to American studios for adaptation, including DANGEROUS MOMS. Second Act’s Brendan Vogel is an award-winning screenwriter and graphic novelist.

Brendan Deneen currently has IP-based film and TV projects in development with Netflix, Amazon Studios, Paramount, NBC/Universal, Warner TV, Lionsgate,  Amblin, Walden Media, Skydance,  Anonymous Content, Imagine Entertainment, LuckyChap, 21 Laps, Atomic Monster, Iron Ocean, Perfect Storm, FilmNation, HartBeat, Picturestart, Indian Paintbrush, 3-Arts, Range Media, and Makeready, among others. Deneen is a former development exec for Scott Rudin Productions and Miramax/Dimension Films.

Comic Con Portugal

Catarina Barreiros with the funniest sign at the show!


We lost an industry giant today. Ramona Fradon began her career in 1950 and continued to draw until her recent retirement in 2024. Her first regular assignment for DC was AQUAMAN, something we shared with some amusement, especially when she took over the BRENDA STARR comic strip for Dale Messick a few years after I left the strip to begin working in comics. We never did figure out who was following who.

Ramona was the perfect choice for Brenda Star because she was so much like Dale herself, the same artistic drive, the same vivacious personality, the same twinkle in her eye. We once spent the night sleeping on the floor of the Minneapolis airport, but so did several hundred other stranded travelers. We used to say life on the road made us feel like gypsies, wandering around and occasionally bumping into each other in the oddest places.

Ramona passed away today at the age of 97. She and her art agent Scott Kress of Catskill Comics announced her retirement in January, 2024 having been one of the longest working artists in the business with a body of work spanning almost 75 years, including METAMORPHO, SUPER FRIENDS. AQUALAD and PLASTIC MAN.

The road just got lonelier.

–Mike Grell


Here’s a sneak peek at the cover layout for the MIKE GRELL 50TH ANNIVERSARY ART BOOK!

There’s still a week to go on the Kickstarter and we’re fast approaching $75,000!! If we hit that magic $100,000 mark, everyone who contributes is going to get something EXTRA SPECIAL!

Thanks for your support!

LINK TO KICKSTARTER: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikegrellartbook/mike-grells-50th-anniversary-art-book

Kickstarter for “Mike Grell’s 50th Anniversary Art Book”

A collection of career spanning (50 years and counting) of Mike Grell art! A coffee table collection of Grell’s greatest creations!


Show Schedule




I’m pleased to announce that I will be doing an IN-HOUSE PRIVATE SIGNING with CGC in December. For those of you who have not been able to catch up with me at conventions, here’s your chance to  score an autograph.

I’ll also be offering remarque sketches. For more information, click on the link below.





Hi, Guys –

As many of you know, I was forced to cancel my recent appearance at Powers Comics in Green Bay, WI due to food poisoning. I’m going to make good on that appearance on Black Friday from 11AM-7PM Nov 24th. If you have any money left after shopping, bring it to Powers Comics & Collectibles2180 S Ridge Rd #2, Green Bay, WI 54304 and drop it on my table. As a special holiday offer, there’s absolutely no limit to how much of your cash I’m willing to accept.


The Code-X Comic Station: An Interview With Mike Grell! #greenarrow


Hi, guys –

Yesterday marked my 50th Anniversary in comics. Thanks to my great pal Scott Hoverman of 3 Alarm Comics in Biloxi, MS and the conniving of my righthand man Jeff Messer, we did a Streamyard broadcast of the event, which will be available to watch on Youtube or through the 3 Alarm site.

I was blessed to have so many friends join in, guys I seldom see in person but always hold dear to my heart.

The highlight for me was when my son and granddaughter, Torrin (born the same year as Starslayer but the name–Torrin/Torin–is purely coincidental… or prophetic, if you like. We didn’t meet until he was 6 years old, but I’m claiming him darn it) and Piper Miller joined in. Piper is 9 and just competed in her first gymnastics event, winning a medal! If I sound overly proud, that’s an understatement. Even better, Torrin wrote and read a tribute that continues to make my heart swell with love and joy every time I read it. 

I’ve always been proud of Torrin, I just never realized how much that went the other way.

It’s the greatest anniversary gift I could ever have hoped for. I’m sharing it with all of you here.


In the realm of comics, where shadows and ink converge, stands a titan named Mike Grell. For half a century, he’s chiseled tales of heroes and anti-heroes onto the unforgiving canvas of creativity.

His legacy is a symphony of storytelling and artistry, from his iconic work on “Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters,” redefining a character, to his artistic prowess in “Legion of Super-Heroes” and “Warlord.” Let’s not forget the series I saw go from mind to matter “Shaman’s Tears”.

Amidst his creative maelstrom of life, Mike or Papa Mike as his granddaughter knows him, echoes the duality of his art – taking on many of life’s complexities while crafting narratives as stark as the landscapes he illustrates.

So, here’s to Mike Grell (Dad), the maestro of comics, an artist whose ink has left an indelible mark on the medium for five remarkable decades. His work, like a timeless melody, continues to inspire and captivate.

Love you!
Torrin Miller

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