Mike Cressy doodles a little sketch in his hilarious books!

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The Great Show and Tell Disaster
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Mike Cressy grew up in Detroit area and started drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil. He remembers being sick at five years old his mother putting a stack of paper on his tray and he would draw all day. Mike had good art teachers in high school but is essentially self-taught, taking only one class to learn a certain technique from an illustrator he admired. He moved to California to work at an animation studio as well as creating posters for theaters in L.A. as well as working for the Times and other publications. Mike started working for a software game company in 1996 and still does today. But children's picture books are more fun for him these days although he still likes creating realistic work here and there. You will see his work on Seattle Weekly and other publications from time to time.

Mike is a member of The Illustrator's Partnership of America (IPA) and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and lives in Bellevue, Washington.


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