Mike Kuchar is an underground filmmaker, actor, and artist. In 1993, he was the recipient of the United States Artist award and, in 2017, received the Guggenheim Fellowship. With his twin brother George, Kuchar became an iconic figure in the New York underground film scene in the 1960s with their no-budget 8mm films that sent up Hollywood epics, romances, and sci-fi B movies, such as Sins of the Fleshapoids and The Craven Sluck. In the 1970s, Mike began to split his time between the Bronx and San Francisco, a hotbed for the underground comics scene where Mike's drawings would find a home in the pages of gay erotic magazines like Gay Heart Throbs. His drawings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Jan Kaps, Cologne, and Kimmerich, Berlin. Kuchar lives and works in San Francisco, CA.