Michael Slack is an artist, illustrator, and character designer. His humorous, character-driven art has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Applied Arts, Pictoplasma, Computer Arts, and SBS Digital Design. Michael’s illustrations can be found in books, magazines and on television. He has designed artwork for various childrens products and apparel. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe and have decorated the walls of Fortune 500 companies.
Houghton Mifflin / Harcourt
Djeco - France
KV&H Verlag GmbH
TBWA - London
Merck & Co.
Disney Television Animation
New York Times
Awards / Honors
Top pick in Sunday Times Best Ever 500 app list for Scruffy Kitty, 2011 (UK)
Winner of Kirkus App Reviews Gold Star Editor's Rating, 2011 (USA)
3X3 Illustration Annual No. 8, 3 illustrations, 2011
Communication Arts Illustration Annual, 2009
ADDY's "Best of Show" Award, 2009
ADDY's "People's Choice" Award, 2009
American Society of Business Publication Editors Gold Award, 2007
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Bronze Award in Children's Division
Altpick Award: Alternative Pick, 2003
Applied Arts: Digital Category
Xeric Foundation self publishing grant
Monkey Truck, written and illustrated by Slack...
“Slack’s choppy, rhyming text is propelled by sound effects and exclamations that enhance the book’s read-aloud appeal…A slight yet spirited romp."
“Slack’s digitally rendered artwork is abundant with enjoyable texture and detail, and the jungle citizens are remarkably expressive.”
"The artwork is great, colorful and elaborated with lots of details that are fun to talk about during storytime. All told, it’s a darned fun storytime treat.”
—Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.com
Edgar Allan Poe's Pie, written by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Slack...
"Slack's bug-eyed caricatures are an exuberant complement to Lewis's delightfully offbeat union of poetry and math."
"Slack's digital illustrations match the whimsy and fun of the poems, the tongue-in-cheek humor in full gear."
Scruffy Kitty, an interactive story-and-sticker app with illustrations by Slack...
"A muted blue background emphasizes the softness of the nighttime setting, while the spiky illustrations convey Scruffy Kitty's energy."
-- Kirkus Reviews
Pass It On,written by Marilyn Sadler with illustrations by Slack...
"Sadler's approach to the game is humorous and artful... Slack's accompanying artwork crackles with energy and color, and the barnyard creatures have a high degree of personality."