Author photo by Seth Kushner

Mike Cavallaro is originally from New Jersey, where he attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.  He has worked in the comics and animation industries since the early ‘90s. Mike’s clients include Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, DC Comics, First Second Books, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, MTV Animation, Valiant Comics, Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers Animation, and others.

Mike’s comics include Parade (with fireworks), a Will Eisner Comics Industry Award-nominee and a Young Adult Library Services Association [YALSA] “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” selection; The Life and Times of Savior 28, written by J.M. DeMatteis; Foiled and its sequel, Curses, Foiled Again, written by Jane Yolen, a Junior Library Guild selection, a 2011 YALSA “Great Graphic Novel for Teens” selection, The Graphic Novel Reporter “Best of 2010” selection, and a 2011 Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Reading List selection; and Nico Bravo & the Celestial Supply Shop, serialized in the U.K.-based weekly childrens anthology, The Phoenix Comic, a Time Magazine “Top 10 Comics & Graphic Novels of 2013” selection.

Mike is a member of the National Cartoonists Society and the vice chairman of its Manhattan Chapter.