Hello, my name is Michael Grassia, artist. I have had the pleasure working in a variety of creative fields in my career spanning over twenty years. Throughout my career I have worked in fields such as illustration, animation, video editing, graphic design, art direction, app development, social media marketing, gag writing, and puppetry.
These days my work focuses on cartoon illustration and animation. Some of my illustration work includes greeting cards, logo design, comics, and children's books, My animations have appeared on the web.
In addition to creating art I also teach art to children of all ages. For over almost as long as I have been working as a professional artist, I have taught art at local colleges and have guest lectured at schools and libraries. When I attend comic book conventions I work with kids teaching them about cartooning and storytelling. I developed GET IN TOON! an educational series about the art of cartooning. Getintoon.net is a free website that offers free tutorials and interviews with artists to encourage exploring the cartoon medium. If you are interested in having me visit your school, library, camp, or convention please contact me here. Online visits are available.
Combing my love of storytelling and education, I launched my first educational app "A Simple Guide to Storytelling" which teaches storytelling using the comic strip format. You can find out more about the app here.
Cartooning and animation are my passion and I have been lucky enough to share my passion with so many. If you need help bringing your ideas to life in any aspect of the creative process and would like to discuss how I can help you with my personal and professional service, please e-mail me from my contact page.