Mike Carey


MIKE CAREY (comic book artist; United Kingdom)

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Mike Carey is a British writer of comic books, novels, and films. As a child, he maintained an interest in comics, writing and drawing primitive stories to entertain his younger brother. He studied English at St Peter's College, Oxford and, upon graduation, became a teacher. He taught for 15 years before moving on to writing comics.

After a series of one-off jobs for independent comics companies, he became a contributor to the British comics anthology 2000 AD. Later he wrote two series for THE SANDMAN PRESENTS line published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER and PETREFAX. With collaboration with Neil Gaiman, Lucifer was subsequently extended into an ongoing series, which Carey wrote for its entire 75-issue run.

Further work for Vertigo includes a 40-issue run on the imprint's flagship title HELLBLAZER and two more The Sandman spin-offs in the form of graphic novels, The Sandman Presents: The Furies and God Save the Queen. In 2009, Carey launched his longest creator-owned series to date, THE UNWRITTEN, co-created with the Lucifer collaborator Peter Gross.

In 2006, Carey took over the writing duties of Marvel's X-MEN series, which was soon rebranded into X-MEN: LEGACY. Carey wrote X-Men: Legacy for six years and contributed several X-Men stories.