The art of illustration is multifaceted and requires extensive training as well as artistic ability. It is only natural for a great illustrator to be able to switch their style with little effort, growing an incredible portfolio and several types of artwork that demand attention. This is apparent when you see the work of Mike Kupka. Mike Kupka has an affinity for the darker characters in life has developed into quite a scary portfolio. As with most artists the desire was there to draw early on, Mike Kupka would wait all week for the Sunday comics and eagerly copy the latest Beatle Bailey. Mike Kupka started to paint during his time at duCret school of art in New Jersey when Kupka found his mentor Peter Caras. Mike Kupka has not put the brush down since. Even at the young age of 32, Michael's artwork captures more than a likeness of the characters he paints, Mike Kupka's work creates old world flair. Bringing together all the ingredients necessary to make a painting work, which is why Kupka attracts the eye. With the soft lines and rustic palate, The villains Mike Kupka depicts have always shown a greater range of emotions whether Captain Hook's eyes are boaring into you sizing you up or Cruella dreaming about the newest batch of puppies for her next fur coat. One thing is for sure you know that the characters Mike Kupka renders are so glad to be bad.