Hi, I’m Michael Grassia and I am a cartoonist.
What does it mean to be a cartoonist? Well, to put it simply I draw humorous cartoons whether they are on the printed page or animated.
I have been a professional artist for over two decades and a teacher for about the same amount of time. My work includes illustration, animation, video production, graphic design, and puppetry. Cartooning has always been my passion and I created this blog to share my passion with the world.
Throughout my blogging you will find my thoughts on cartooning, tutorials, videos, interviews with other professionals in the field, and even free fun downloadable stuff to enjoy when you are not being entertained by my blog.
In September of 2017 I released my first educational app, “A Simple Guide to Storytelling” where you can learn to tell stories through comic strips. It is available on both the iOS app store and GooglePlay for a very reasonable price.
“With nothing more than pads of paper and some markers, I’ve seen Michael help transform a room of dreamers into a room of illustrators.”
“Michael’s illustrations hearkens back to a pure strain of cartooning; Intuitive, unrestrained, and humorous.”
“Not only is Michael Grassia a gifted comic book illustrator and writer, he also is a tremendously knowledgeable about the history of comics and animation. His wealth of knowledge about the industry has been a tremendous asset to Youth Tribes and has helped educate many clients about exciting new business opportunities in the comic and pop culture market.”
-Andrea Graham, Owner of Youth Tribes: Youth Culture Research and Consulting
“I find Michael’s love for all things animated to be a true testament to his passion and abilities as an illustrator/cartoonist. His enthusiasm for the medium is evident in each and every piece he produces – with a style that is rare to find in today’s world of digital output and manipulation.”
-Jeff Chandler, Owner Art Gecko Studios
“Michael was always an engaging and respected instructor when we taught together at the College of Westchester. He constantly added new real world materials to his curriculum and pushed his students to challenge themselves. Michael was a pleasure to work with and was always willing to lend a hand or help out with my classes if needed.”
-Jessica Curry Garlic
Course Director – Web Design & Development at Full Sail University
“Michael is a very talented artist and teacher. His artistic abilites are enhanced by his proficiency with technology, including web page design, storyboarding, cartooning and video editing. He is a pleasure to work with.”
Owner, Director at The Puppet Company