|Born:||September 15, 1968|
Mike Bullock is an award-winning writer of poetry and creative fiction, a published lyricist, and an accomplished non-fiction writer. He has been writing creatively for over 20 years and has nearly two decades of promotional experience in the music and comic industries. He is best known as the creator of Lions, Tigers and Bears for Image Comics, and as the regular writer of The Phantom from Moonstone Books.
Mike Bullock first began his music career at the age of seventeen. By his twenty-first birthday, he'd joined his first professional band, recorded his first album for Restless Records and gone on his first tour. During this time, he wrote for and served as editor of the fanzine Schematix. By his twenty fifth birthday, UCLA's Campus Circle magazine relied on Bullock for their music columns and band interviews.
Soon after, Bullock launched Mainframe Music, an artist development company aimed at steering the careers of younger musicians.
Bullock attended Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, studying journalism and computer science. He later studied both fiction and non-fiction writing for children and young adults at the Institute of Children's Literature.
At the age of thirty, he walked away from the music industry and soon embraced writing full-time.
Bullock joined the staff of the online comic magazine Broken Frontier in February of 2003. During his time with the magazine, Bullock was the Reviews Editor. In addition to reviews, Bullock also became the longest tenured staff writer; his Industrial Evolution column arrived weekly for two years and was joined by the occasional Lowdown article.
His first published fiction work, Lions, Tigers and Bears brought him acclaim that rivaled his music career and validated his new choice in creative outlets.
Comic book works
In late 2003, Dabel Brothers Productions approached Bullock and offered him the reins of their Promotions Department.
During his one year stint with Dabel Brothers Productions, Bullock performed the duties of PR Director, as well as Editor on DBPro's original series, Imperial Dragons, and Dreamwave's Warlands. In addition, Bullock developed the second Imperial Dragons series for Dabel Brothers, entitled Imperial Dragons: Road of Honor.
Bullock soon developed several of his original properties, the first of which to see publication is the critically acclaimed Image Comic Lions, Tigers and Bears, a charming all-ages tale reviewers have called " Monsters Inc. meets The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe ". Lions, Tigers and Bears was created by Bullock, then developed with series artist, Jack Lawrence. Lions, Tigers and Bears won the Angouleme Discovery Youth Prize in 2007.
Bullock's second series, The Gimoles , has also achieved a high level of praise from readers and critics alike, featuring artwork from UK artist Theo Bain  and US artist Michael Mayhew. The second Lions, Tigers and Bears series, also authored by Bullock, began in April of 2006.
In late 2005, Bullock was handed the reins of Moonstone Books' comic series starring, and named after, The Phantom , originally created by Lee Falk. He also wrote two prose stories featuring the character in Moonstone's Phantom prose anthology The Phantom Chronicles, released in the summer of 2007.
Phantom work by Mike Bullock
|1||"Thy Will be Done"||Bullock||Zeu|
|2||"The Slave Trail"||Baron, Bullock||Saviuk|
|2||"Bad Medicine"||Bullock, Rhoades|
|3||"I of the Storm"||Bullock|
|1||"Miss the Mark"||Bullock||Peniche|
- Runemaster Studios, Inc.
- An article about the Phantom written by Mike Bullock
- Interview with Mike from Phantom fansite The Chronicle Chamber
- Comprehensive Article on Runemaster Studios, Inc.
- Interview with Mike on The Comic Bloc online magazine
- Mike Bullock's ComicSpace
- Mike Bullock's Myspace
This article, in the version of November 21, 2007, includes information from Wikipedia: Mike Bullock.