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Mike Carey - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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Born 1959, Liverpool, England, UK - English comic book writer and screenwriter.
Mike's father was a naval sailor during the war, and in the post-war period he interrupted himself in low-paid jobs in shipyards and factories. Mike's parents later worked at the local Taylors Bakery (seventy-two hours a week, eight days day shift, eight days night shift). Mike would sometimes bring his father lunch and many times saw him working at the stoves, it was dark and very hot. As Carey says, it was a real nightmare, and it was there that Mike "got the first idea of ??hellfire." Carey graduated from Oxford University and worked as a teacher for fifteen years.
During the 1980s, Mike was a frequent contributor to the British fanzine Fantasy Advertiser, edited by Martin Skidmore. In the late 1980s, the company "Neptune Distribution", with which the magazine was associated, launched its own series of comics, and Carey, who had long dreamed of creating comics, offered Skidmore two of his projects at once - a psychological horror movie called "The Legions of Hell" and a grotesque stories about the superhero "Aquarius". Both projects were accepted, and Carey managed to write three scripts for each episode, and artist Ken Meyer Jr. (Ken Meyer Jr.) has already started drawing "Aquarius". But then Neptune went bankrupt, and their projects collapsed.
The first 17 pages of "Aquarius" were eventually printed in one of the British comic anthologies, but then the matter stalled. True, soon Mike was lucky again, Ken Meyer introduced him to Lurene Haines, who in the early 1990s practically became Carey's unofficial agent. Thanks to her, Mike got several one-time jobs for various companies. For example, for Malibu's Rock-It Comics he worked on a biographical comic strip about Ozzy Osbourne and a fantasy about the heavy metal band Pantera. Then there were several short projects made for Caliber, Inferno, Suicide Kings, Doctor Faustus. Carey has participated in the 2000 AD projects, and here he created the Th1rt3en and Carver Hale series. Mike was then spotted and began collaborating with other comic publishers, including Vertigo (a division of DC Comics). for which he created the famous comic strip "Lucifer" (nominated for the "Eisner Award"), worked on graphic novels "The Sandman Presents: The Furies" with artist John Bolton and "Hellblazer: All His Engines" with artist Leonardo Manco, and has also contributed to approximately thirty issues of the Hellblazer comic.
Carey also published the short story "Face" (2008), which was included in the anthology "Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy".