For over 40 years Michael has illustrated book covers for authors like Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Brandon Sanderson. His clients have included every major US book publisher.
Along the way, he’s earned 15 Huge Awards, 3 World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from ASFA, the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. The readers of Locus Magazine have named him Best Professional Artist 31 times in their annual poll and the Spectrum Annual of the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art recognized him as a Grand Master in 2004.
In 2009, he was inducted in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, the first living artist to be named to a distinguished list that features such luminaries as H.G. Wells, Steven Spielberg, Rod Serling, and Ursula K. Le Guin.