The Monstrous Makeup Manual
by Mike Spatola
About the author
Mike Spatola is a make-up artist with over 35 years professional experience. Although he’s flown under the radar for most of his career, he’s actually been nominated by his peers TWICE for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Make-up EMMY Awards, and TWICE for Best Make-up Cable ACE Awards. Mike’s worked on all types of budgets and films from “Return of the Living Dead” to “Stargate” to “Terminator 2” to "Iron Man 3" and is probably best known for being the Make-up Effects Supervisor for a few seasons of HBO’s “Tales From The Crypt.” Before his “Hollywood” career, Mike cranked out monster make-ups, day in and day out at The Brigantine Castle- a 5 story haunted castle amusement in Brigantine, New Jersey. After 6 years of the haunted house business, it was time to move to Hollywood.
You’ll find that Mike’s a skilled instructor. He’s a teacher with the ability to explain techniques and methods so they are extremely easy to understand. Currently, you can find Mike at Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles. There he serves as the Chief Academic Officer and lead instructor.