Michael George Ploog (born July 13, 1940 or 1942, United States) is an American storyboard and comic book artist, and a visual designer for movies.
In comics, Ploog is best known for his work on Marvel Comics' 1970s Man-Thing and The Monster of Frankenstein series, and as the initial artist on the features Ghost Rider and Werewolf by Night. His style at the time was heavily influenced by the art of Will Eisner, under whom he apprenticed.
He has worked in post-production on the movie Ghostbusters ("All that stuff you saw on cereal boxes are my paintings") and with film director Ralph Bakshi on the animated features Wizards, The Lord of the Rings,and Hey Good Lookin'. He was production designer on Michael Jackson: Moonwalker (1988), and has storyboarded or done other design work on films including John Carpenter's The Thing, Superman II, Little Shop of Horrors and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and, he says, several Jim Henson Company projects, such as the films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth and the TV series The Storyteller.
Between movies, Ploog illustrated L. Frank Baum's the Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1992; ISBN 0-7567-6682-6), a graphic novel adapting The Wonderful Wizard of Oz creator's 1902 novella.
With old colleague Steve Gerber, Ploog drew the Malibu Comics one-shot Sludge: Red X-Mas (Dec. 1994), but otherwise remained away from comics for another decade before teaming with veteran writer J.M. DeMatteis on the CrossGen fantasy Abadazad (May 2004).
Ploog has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.
GalleryThe following images are Storyboards Mike Ploog created for Little Shop of Horrors.
- ↑ Storyboard images from Propmasters.net https://www.propmasters.net/
- ↑ Storyboards from Propmasters.net https://www.propmasters.net/product_info.php?currency=EUR&cPath=42&products_id=1842&osCsid=372dd6b6285de00f3eeefb85e74f0949
- ↑ Storyboard images are courtesy of Sarah from Propstore.com http://propstore.com/product/little-shop-of-horrors/chopping-of-orin-storyboard-set/
- ↑ Storyboard (Red) from Propmasters.net https://www.propmasters.net/product_info.php?cPath=42&products_id=1896&osCsid=45690da96ef598264ebd97f3fdae2e57
- ↑ Images of storyboards are courtesy of Sarah from propstore.com http://propstore.com/
- ↑ Mondo Musicals! LITTLE SHOP- Weird, Exotic Cuttings.http://mondomusicals.blogspot.com/2008/02/little-shop-weird-exotic-cuttings.html
- ↑ The Photos of the Actual Storyboard folders are courtesy of David, from Propmasters.nethttps://www.propmasters.net/
- ↑ "You've been had" storyboard image is from yourprops.com https://www.yourprops.com/Storyboard-original-production-artwork-Little-Shop-of-Horrors-1986-YP26713.html
- ↑ Storyboards from Propmasters.net https://www.propmasters.net/product_info.php?cPath=42&products_id=1964
- ↑ Storyboard images are from Propstore.com http://propstore.com/product/little-shop-of-horrors/audrey-iis-bad-song-alternative-storyboards/
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