Mike Grassia- Artist
Mike Grassia was born February 10, 1976 and raised in Mahopac, New York, Michael Grassia grew up dreaming of being an artist and a millionaire. Well, at least one of his dreams came true. In 1994 at the age of eighteen Michael got his first professional gig as a concept artist and animator for an educational video game company. More than 20 years has passed and Michael has worked in a variety of creative positions including an illustrator, animator, video editor, graphic designer, art director, puppeteer, and puppet builder. Michael’s work includes comics, children’s books, greeting cards, and web based animations.
Additionally, Michael is an educator and has shared his cartoon knowledge with the world through his website getintoon.net. In September 2017 Michael released his first education app “A Simple Guide to Storytelling” which teaches storytelling through comic strips and is available on iOS and android. Michael is also the co-creator and co-promoter of IncrediKids (formally GET IN TOON! with Comic Clubhouse), a series of traveling workshops and panels aimed to spark creativity and imagination in kids of all ages. He is also the co-creator and co-promoter of IncrediCon, the family friendly comic and pop culture fest.
Michael is best known for his comic Plunger Pup, a sci-fi adventure story about a dog that fights crime with a magic plunger. On October 1, 2018 Michael launched his comic The Wiz, which can be read on instagram @thewizcomic.
At the drop of a pencil Michael is always ready to GET IN TOON!
You can follow Michael on instagram and twitter @MichaelGrassia.