Michael Watkins is the founder and owner of Highburn Studios, and the guy underneath that shiny cowboy hat you see at most cons.
Michael received his first lucky break on FEMME-NOIRwith Joe Staton and has since risen up among his peers in the comic community
with work for Marvel, DC, Image, Dynamite, Dark Horse , Upper Deck, as well as his creator owned project GUARDIANS. You've seen his
work on titles such as SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, TRANSFORMERS, IRON MAN, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, PANTHA, VILLAINS SUPREME, and
you can see him on film the blockbuster movie THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Michael can also usually be found at a drawing board, a
wacom tablet, or in a gym. Outside of comics, Michael is an avid Martial Artist, studying Hak Dari Shon Hap Ki Do. After over 20 years he
still hasn't learned important techniques such as "Wax on, and Wax off", but he knows with time he will get there. Michael also loves to
collect vintage Transformers, he says "collect"..others say it's an addiction.
 
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