Michael K. Lyman is creative director and founder of Magnum Arts, an art-instruction business whose motto is Inspire, Create, Engage. His first graphic novel, Dark Office, has just been published on Amazon’s Comixology platform, with more graphic novel projects in the works.
He is an Army veteran with a degree in graphic design and photography who provides inclusive art, photography and Photoshop instruction to home-school students and at art centers in Pinellas County.
In Florida, he has taught cartooning and drawing since 2007 at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, the towns of Belleair, Safety Harbor, Largo, Seminole, and the Arts Center in St. Petersburg.
He provides art therapy to at-risk teens at juvenile detention facilities in the Tampa Bay area and conducted art activities at the prestigious Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg (pictured below).
Michael Lyman is an annual guest art teacher at the Shorecrest Preparatory School, Our Savior Lutheran School (both in St. Petersburg), and the Lighthouse Center for Creative Learning in Brandon, where he teaches kids how to unleash their creative potential.
He has participated in area comic-cons and street festivals and also volunteers at The Spring, a domestic violence shelter in Tampa, providing drawing workshops to residents and their children.