Thursday, October 11, 2012

When Flu Season Comes Knocking!

I saw a couple getting their flu shots in a CVS drugstore the other night. It's coming...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Slightly Strange Childrens Workshop article

Thanks to Heather Chin from the Brooklyn Spectator for the nice article about the childerns workshop I did with Jim Palliot and Michael Slack @ the Powerhouse Arena.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

So Long Weekly Reader

I've been a illustrator for a long time. In the past  years it's been really sad watching print publications close down one after another.
I was sad to hear this news about Weekly Reader. For many years Weekly Reader has been a good regular client of mine. I've worked with some really great art directors and became friends as well. Best of luck to those who are moving on.
You can read the article from here.
Here is one of the many fun illustrations I did for Weekly Reader. I'll post some more when I can.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Kids Illustration Workshop at the Powerhouse Arena

Thanks to all who came to see us and draw great pictures! Keep drawing!
Thanks for all the fun!
Jim Paillot draws an angry cupcake
Michael Slack creates a Gatorskator!
Me! Big noses are good!
Michael Slack and I take time out to read our new books out on Blue Apple Books.
Pass it on and Poopendous.

We finished reading the books so do we get an A?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Slightly Stange..and thank you!

A BIG thanks to everyone who showed up to "Slightly Strange last night. What a really nice turnout! A great night of family, friends ,neighbors, art directors,editors,agents,art lovers and folks just passing by. Art was sold,books were bought and friendships were made. A night I'm sure Dan,Michael,Jim and myself will always remember. If you could not join us last night Jim,Michael and I will be at the Powerhouse Arena Sunday Aug 5th from 4-5 doing a kids illustration event. The show will also be up for the whole month of August. Again many thanks for a very cool night.

Michael Slack

Dan Krall

Wednesday Kirwan

Jim Paillot

Mike Moran
Slightly Strange crew

and in the end...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Slightly Strange

I am proud to take part in my first gallery show "Slightly Strange" this August.
Slightly Strange is an exhibition of the unusual personal art of 5 contemporary children's book illustrators.
The show includes the crazy talents of Michael Slack,Wednesday Kirwan,Dan Krall, Jim Paillot and myself. How about that group?!?!

The opening reception will be held on August 2,2012 at The Powerhouse Arena  37 Main Street,Brooklyn NY 11201
Michael,Dan and Jim will also be be there at the opening. 

If you are in the area stop by and check it out! It's going to be a good one! The show will be up for the month of August.

Monday, June 25, 2012

What does an elephant carry it's groceries in?

Through out the years it's really sad to see one magazine after another close their doors.
Always great to see ones that are hanging on.
This one was done for a children's magazine joke page. It's still a great feeling to see your work in print. Oh and the's trunk!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Book Has Hit the Fan!

Poopendous! written by Artie Bennett and illustrated by me for Blue Apple Books hit the bookstores today! 
A fun filled book pack with all you need to know about POOP!
What a blast I had working on this project!
Even if I needed to do research and get references!

Here a little scoop on poop for you. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My latest book!

Yesterday morning FedEx made my day with advance copies of ny newest book "Poopendous" The Inside Scoop on Every Type and Use of Poop! 
 Written by the very funny Artie Bennett. Due out in books stores March 27!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

CS5 and Planet of the Apes

After having Illustrator CS5 sitting next to my desk for sometime... I finally installed it yesterday. Just in time for CS6!
Did this just playing around and checking out what is new.

Friday, February 3, 2012


As a kid I loved the game Operation. I spent hours and hours playing that game trying not to let  metal on metal touch and making that big red nose not light up and buzz!
I recall the wishbone the hardest to piece to remove.
How could I not be thrilled when Boys' Life called and ask me to do a take on the game with real body parts!
Here is the original art . Allt he space on the right side was for the text.
Now if I get to illustrate Mouse Trap game next!

See ya real soon ...Mike

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Charles Addams

Jan 7th. Happy Birthday to the GREAT one and only Charles Addams.

Here is my humble tribute to him.