Mike Royer started out assisting Russ Manning. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he was the inker of the largest part of Jack Kirby's comics productions for Marvel and DC. In addition, he contributed to alternative publications like 'Arc', but also Creepy, Vampirella and Tarzan. Mike Royer worked as a staff artist at Disney from the 1960s to the 1980s. He worked mainly as an inker of stories by Tony Strobl, Sparky Moore and Mike Arens. Later on, Royer became a freelance product designer and character artist for Disney, working mainly with 'Winnie The Pooh'.