Artist/writer Michael Golden is one of the most respected creators in the comic-book industry; the influence behind generations of artists. He visualizes the finished page completely in his head before he begins--as if those images had been there always, waiting to be freed. Golden's unique, innovative work has been seen in Micronauts, The 'Nam, and Dr. Strange, as well as almost every major character in comics. Excess, the first color hardcover retrospective of his work, features Golden's own words as he discusses his art and technique in depth. For Golden, excess defines a mind that can form every fold and nuance of a character without being overwhelmed by the frenzy. Like Michaelangelo creating a sculpture, Michael Golden chips away the excess to reveal the artwork within.