• Mike lives near Cleveland, Ohio with his wonderful wife, three adorable children, and two barking dogs.

    He illustrated the educational book, “Don’t Dangle Your Participle” (VanitaBooks, 2014), a non-fiction picture book “Sing Freedom” (VanitaBooks, 2015), a fiction picture book “Rock Away Granny” (SkyPony Press 2017) and is a regular contributor to Highlights for Children magazine and Highlights Press puzzle books.


  • Whether it is a complicated spread or a simple doodle, I just want to make a great picture. I like humor, but not rude humor. I like cute, but not smarmy. I am concrete and narrative, not abstract and conceptual. I like illustrations that can make people smile.

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