CARTOONIST – ILLUSTRATOR – GRAPHIC DESIGNER – VISUALISOR
AUTHOR – SCRIPT WRITER – ART DIRECTOR – STORYBOARD ARTIST
Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and writer from Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK. Educated in Bognor Regis or and Chichester. Graduated with honors from The West Sussex College of Art, where he was the first student to study animation.
Mike began his career as a graphic designer and cartoonist in publishing and advertising. In the early 1970s, he was signed up as a freelance illustrator with the London Archer Art – Illustrators Agency.
He then moved into the world of Films and TV as a character designer and storyboard artist. He lived in Holland during the 1970s working with the Dutch Publisher, Frank Fehmers on several films and TV shows.
That collaboration resulted in a move to California to work as an Art Director for the Mill Valley Animation Studio.
In 1990, his own creation ‘The Dreamstone’ was Broadcast on ITV. The award-winning show ran for 4 series, 52 half-hour episodes (1990 – 1994). This was followed by his second ITV series. ‘Bimble’s Bucket’ (1996 – 1998)
As well as writing scripts for animation, he writes media features and has had his first novel Retribution published.
Clients and recipients of Jupp Art have included, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Mike Batt, Keith Chegwin, Mike Read, Paul Raymond and Ian Dale.
The Dreamstone Finalist – 1990 Film and Television Festival, New York.
London International Toy Fair 2001 and 2017 1st place Jigsaw Puzzle Design.