Michael Avolio

Hi! I’m indie cartoonist Michael Avolio. I’m a former theater actor and director who’s returned to his first love: comics.

In my first comic, Flesh Machine, I’m blending science fiction adventure with war story and love story elements. Flesh Machine is one continuous story; new readers should start from the beginning here.

In 2020, I began a pandemic comic called Plague Journal, which I published as a mini-comic, as well as a short called The Illness is Not You. My mini-comics can be purchased from my online store, where you can also buy original art pages, drawings, and paintings.

Praise for Flesh Machine:

Best Sci-fi Romance Webcomic
(2016 SFR Galaxy Awards)

“This sci-fi-war-romance is a digital debut that captures the heart by subverting the expectations of characters and readers alike.”
(Ink magazine)

“The art in Flesh Machine is deceptively simple, with a hint of Mike Mignola influence, but this comic is one cool science fiction story for older readers. Once you start reading Flesh Machine, it is easy to get warped right into this mysterious and provocative universe.”
(Farel Dalrymple, writer/cartoonist of Pop Gun War and the New York Times bestseller The Wrenchies)

Contact and social media:

Email | Mailing List | EtsyFacebook | Instagram |Twitter #FleshM

Thanks to:

Todd Alcott, Matt Bankert, Steve Beall, Vanessa Kinzey Bergolios, Andy Brownstein, Marni Penning Coleman, Mike Coleman, Ali Daniels, Farel Dalrymple, Aubrey Deeker, Jenny Donovan, Michel Fiffe, Christine Frazier, Brandon Graham, Gwen Grastorf, Jesse Hamm, Chad Hindahl, Rana Kay, Jennifer Knight, Lisa Manion, John McBride, Stephanie Mumford, John Nilsson, Laz Novak, Duygu Özpolat, John Porcellino, Eddie Purcell, Malinda Kathleen Reese, Megan Rippey, Carmel Roques, Josh Shapero, Jason Shiga, Emmaline Silverman, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, Brad Tibbils, Alex Vernon, Padraic Walsh, Rebecca Wyrick.

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Michael Avolio