Website: Living the Life
Bio: Michael Christopher has been creating art in the same-gender loving community since 1990. A native of New Jersey, he started out creating flyers for New York City clubs and soon landed the covers for circuit events such as LA's ATB (At the Beach) Party and DC Black Pride.
Michael's first monthly strip, G Boys, was featured in WHASSUP! Magazine, then he went on to create The Clikque for CLIKQUE Magazine.
In 1997, Michael decided to take matters into his own hands and started his own comic series called Living the Life about three friends, Hank, Andre and Kurtis.
Hank is a budding hip-hop producer, Andre is a closeted personal trainer, and Kurtis is a rich kid looking for more than the usual shopping spree!
Michael has written two novels based on the characters from the comic magazine and has just finished a screenplay. He currently resides in the Washington, DC area.
Michael has been featured in Vibe, Honey, The Advocate, The Washington Blade, The New York Blade, MetroWeekly and MetroSource.
In addition to publishing, Michael has been involved in creating HIV-prevention campaigns with the Department of Health in the District of Columbia and Sacramento and has worked with Sacramento’s Golden Rule Services and Boston’s Global Protection Corp. Michael is on the planning committee of the Ummah Fund’s White Attire Affair HIV-prevention benefit and represented his publication, The Black Pride Resource Guide, at the Black Media Roundtable On AIDS last fall held by the Black Aids Institute in Atlanta and has committed to devoting content in the Guide to HIV/AIDS awareness.
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LIFE LINES: COMIC BOOK ARTIST MICHAEL-CHRISTOPHER
[Source: Metro Weekly, Added: 7/25/03]
Three months ago, lying on a path alongside the George Washington Parkway with a broken arm, many thoughts were rushing through Michael-Christopher's head. They weren't about the pain from the...