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Mike Dringenberg
Sandman, Doom Patrol, Daredevil

You can fit one million Mike Dringenbergs on the head of a pin. Or so he’d tell you.

He’d also tell you it’s the fantasist’s profession to give you brain cramps.

With fellow artist Sam Kieth and best-selling British fantasist Neil Gaiman, he co-created the hugely popular and critically successful Sandman series of graphic novels, and shares creator credit for the spin-off series, Lucifer. Subject of a surprising number of books, awards, and now an acclaimed Netflix series, Sandman has been translated into more than 20 languages and is distributed worldwide.

Beginning in the mid-1990s, he produced numerous card illustrations for Magic the Gathering, and later focused on painting book jackets, producing notable covers for authors Kage Baker, Kij Johnson, and Charles DeLint, and works by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Mike studied illustration and graphic design at the University of Utah, illustrating books and comics before graduating, and thereby successfully extending his collegiate lifestyle well beyond any reasonable point for anyone not in academia.

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