First and foremost, Mike would say he’s a cartoonist. Mike has wanted to write and draw cartoons ever since he was a kid. With over 25 years experience in the Animation Industry, Mike Kunkel has done just that by working on numerous Television and Film projects as a Director, Story and Development Artist, Character Designer, Screenwriter, and Animator. Mike has worked for such studios as Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Sony Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Studios.
As a published writer and artist, Mike has been nominated three times for the prestigious EISNER Awards, four Ignatz awards, and is the creator of the two-time EISNER Award-winning comic book series Herobear and the Kid. As a designer in television, he has won the ANNIE AWARD for Best Character Design in an Animated Television Production.
He lives in Southern California where he spends most of his time trying to learn new magic tricks and playing with his family.