Michael Komarck was born in Louisiana and relocated to Michigan at a very young age. As the years passed, he transitioned from crayons to pencils to acrylics to oils.
After several years as a projectionist at the local Cineplex, he co-founded a small publishing company. However, with the exception of illustrating several children's books, the majority of his time was spent designing business cards, ads, and eventually web related materials (mostly Flash animation). It was during this period that he was introduced to Photoshop and ultimately replaced his oils with digital paint. Eventually he left to pursue a career as a full time illustrator. He spent a couple years building a portfolio while designing business/self-help book covers to pay the bills.
In 2003 he was offered cover work for authors including Robert Asprin and George R.R. Martin.