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Vanity Fair

Club Rules

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Opening spread and two spot illustrations for the May issue of Vanity Fair. "Club Rules" is about the elite fraternity of former presidents, and how Trump will be left out of the club when he leaves office.

Mike Tofanelli

Mike Tofanelli

illustration of Opening spread for Vanity Fair story
illustration of Portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Superhero, gender equality, fighter, notorious RBG.
illustration of Russian President Vladimir Putin with his favorite pet. Russian ties, collusion, politics, Donald Trump, Russia, United States, world leaders.
illustration of For Entertainment Weekly Must List. The Netflix comedy movie 'Wine Country' featuring Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Rachel Dratch. Wine tasting, Napa Valley, wine drinking, vineyard, party, vacation, comedy, girls weekend.
illustration of Spot illustration for Vanity Fair story
illustration of Portrait of Kanye West revealing his role as a 3rd party presidential candidate. Kanye West, spoiler campaign, republican tool, 2020 presidential election, politics
illustration of Grooming ritual. William Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, sycophants, nitpicking, politics
illustration of Yesterday for Entertainment Weekly. Himesh Patel, Lily James, Beatles, music, rock star, Sgt. Pepper, 60's, fantasy, movie.
illustration of 2020 Democratic Hopefuls. Democratic Presidential Candidates, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Rose Ceremony, The Bachelor, Democratic Donkey.
illustration of Good Omens for Entertainment Weekly. Michael Sheen, David Tennant, angel, demon, armageddon, Gothic, Amazon Prime series.
illustration of Late Night for Entertainment Weekly. Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson, talk show host, comedy, movie.
illustration of The FX TV series Feud. About the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, played by Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange. Old Hollywood, rivalry, TV series, actresses, camp.
illustration of Baseball Preview 2018 for Sports Illustrated Kids, featuring Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Edwin Encarnacion, Cody Bellinger, and Nolan Arenado. home run hitters, sluggers, MLB, Yankees, Indians, Dodgers, Rockies, Major League Baseball.
illustration of Cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Entertainment Weekly. The Must List, TV show, comedy, Andy Samberg, police, police station.
illustration of Portrait of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Speaker of the House, democrat, politician, President Trump.
illustration of Portrait of Rami Malek. Oscar winner, Best actor, Bohemian Rhapsody.
illustration of Alumni portrait for UC Riverside Magazine. Runners, running club, 100 mile club, children, sweat suit.
illustration of Magazine cover for The Progressive. Cover story
illustration of Parody of
illustration of Alumni portrait for UC Riverside Magazine. Coffee  beans, coffee roaster, Mammoth Lake.
illustration of Group portrait of CAAA Board Members for 2018. Star Wars, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, C3PO, R2D2, Milennium Falcon, Death Star, lightsabers.
illustration of Lady Gaga illustration for Entertainment Weekly. The Must List. Netflix documentary
illustration of Private commission. Dinosaurs, children, brothers,  adventure, volcano, prehistoric.
illustration of Portrait of Mitch McConnell. Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Senator, politician, republican, Turtle Boy, United States Senate, Kentucky.
illustration of Scandal illustration for Entertainment Weekly, The Must List, political drama, soap, Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Olivia Pope, Fitz Grant, White House, red wine, popcorn, TV show
illustration of Portrait of Ray Liotta. Actor, Goodfellas,
illustration of Alumni portrait for UC Riverside Magazine. Theater, playwright, script, stage, theater professor.
illustration of 2 Dope Queens for Entertainment Weekly--The Must List. Comedy Special. HBO. Podcast. Jessica Williams. Phoebe Robinson. Royalty. Crowns. Scepters.
illustration of Trial and Error illustration for Entertainment Weekly. The Must List, TV show, Comedy, NBC, Kristin Chenoweth, Nick D'Agosto, Sherri Shepherd.
illustration of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, bromance, romance, couple, love, meadow, skipping, flowers, political, partners, United States, Russia
illustration of The cast of Will & Grace for Entertainment Weekly. The Must List, TV show, comedy, LGBT, magazine illustration.
illustration of Portrait of the TV show Better Call Saul. Television series, lawyer, Saul Goodman, Bob Odenkirk
illustration of Group portrait of CAAA Board Members for 2017. Spaceship. Jetsons. Planets. Spacetravel. Future. Forward thinking.
illustration of Illustration for Entertainment Weekly. The Must List. This Is Us, TV show, family dramedy, Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, the big three, children, parents
illustration of Heath Ledger illustration for Entertainment Weekly. The Must List. HBO Documentary. Biography.
illustration of Illustration of the movie Logan Lucky for Entertainment Weekly. The Must List section. Logan Lucky, heist, NASCAR, speedway, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, comedy, action.
illustration of For Entertainment Weekly, Books section. Celebrities reading books they will be playing on the screen, TV adaptations, Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Barry Jenkins, Steve Coogan, actors, director, Hollywood
illustration of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Ben Carson for The Progressive, magazine cover, elephant, kiddie ride, GOP, Republicans, presidential candidates, Iowa caucus
illustration of Illustration for Entertainment Weekly, The Must List, Sci-Fi, Horror, Supernatural, TV show, Sam and Dean Winchester, Casteil, Jared Padalecki, Jared Ackles, Misha Collins.
illustration of Cover Illustration for the Miami New Times. Key West street performer Dominique (aka the Cat Man) and his flying house cats. South Florida, entertainer, performing cats, ring master, jumping through flaming hoop
illustration of Portrait of Cincinnati mayor John Cranely for Cincinnati Magazine. Mayor, Cincinnati, downtown, red bike program, bicycling, politician.
illustration of Portrait of Kellyanne Conway. Counselor to the president, republican, Trump administration, alternative facts, white house.
illustration of Jack Black portrait, actor,
illustration of The Bachelorette for Entertainment Weekly. The Must List, rose ceremony, reality TV, dating, romance.
illustration of Portrait of Betty White, puppy, celebrity, animal activist.
illustration of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, statue, bronze, bird poop, pigeon, Pantera, guitar, rocker, The Dallas Observer, cover.
illustration of The Warriors for the Village Voice, movie, street gang, New York, 1970's, subway, graffiti, film, magazine cover
illustration of Jake the Snake Roberts, professional wrestler, snake, ring, blood, WWE, tights, athlete, Vegas Seven Magazine.
illustration of Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, heaven, nightclub, rock icons
illustration of Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Republicans, Halloween, trick or treat, neighborhood, GOP presidential candidates
illustration of Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis for Vegas Seven, Celebrity Chefs, restaurants, skipping,
illustration of Barry Manilow, musician, singer, pop star,
illustration of Trump as the Incubus in a takeoff on Henri Fuseli's 1781 Nightmare. GOP, Donald Trump, Elephant, demon, Incubus, gremlin, Republican, presidential candidate, election 2016.
illustration of Portrait of David Bowie. Singer, rock icon, 1980's, musician, mullet, pompadour, legend, pop star.
illustration of Portrait of Martha Stewart. Prison yard, weightlifting.
illustration of Magazine cover for the Miami New Times, disco, chess board, nightclub, Kim Kardashian, Hulk Hogan, Nick Jonas, Dave Grutman, Chess piece
illustration of Portrait of Mike Tyson. Heavyweight champion of the world, boxer, athelete
illustration of Portrait of Evander Holyfield. Heavyweight champion of the world, boxer, athelete, Vincent VanGough inspired, ear bandage.
illustration of UNLV vs Duke for Vegas Seven magazine. Best of Vegas, mascots, revenge, kick in the groin, ouch, basketball, rivals, Running Rebels, Blue Devils.
illustration of Alec Baldwin for The Washington Post, roses, tuxedo, actor
illustration of Board members group portrait for CAAA 2016. Attorneys, Biker gang, Harley.
illustration of Presidential candidates for Reason Magazine cover, magazine cover, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, gluttony, cake, fighting, republicans, democrat
illustration of Michelle Obama for Westchester Magazine, My Plate, food pyramid, dinner table, confusion
illustration of Portrait of actor Michael Shannon. Caricature, actor, Hollywood, movies, celebrity.
illustration of Vladamir Putin, Horse, Horseback, Russia, World Leader
illustration of Michael Jackson, heaven, wings, musician, pop icon, angel
illustration of Kanye West for Vegas Seven magazine, musician, rave, rapper, laser show
illustration of Joe Paterno portrait, Penn State football coach, sex scandal, silence
illustration of Jeff Bezos for Seattle Magazine, Amazon CEO, Biosphere, Bio-Dome, lawn chair, bathrobe, reading newspaper
illustration of Jimmy Kimmel for Vegas Seven magazine, UNLV Running Rebels, mascot, flag, late night talk show host, short shorts
illustration of Nirvana for Las Vegas Weekly, Kurt Cobain, David Grohl, underwater, band, rock musicians, grunge, Seattle, 90's
illustration of Mel Gibson portrait, actor, movie star, anger, explosive
illustration of Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, and John Roberts for the cover of Reason Magazine, fighting, judicial, conservatives, robes, gavel
illustration of Joan Crawford, Yoko Ono, and Eve Ensler for Westchester Magazine, moms, Mother's Day, babies, changing diapers, baby bottle, bottle feeding
illustration of Philip Seymour Hoffman portrait, movie star, actor, character actor
illustration of Norman Rockwell, illustrator, painter, artist
illustration of pug, wrestler, dog, tatoo, collegiate, champion, wrestling, courageous, Chinese characters
illustration of 2015 Board Members for CAAA. Attorneys, Basketball, slam dunk, hoops, torch, arena, court,, scoreboard
illustration of Tony Soprano, James Gandofini, portrait, mafia, gangster, television, actor, mob boss
illustration of Cee Lo Green, musician, pop star, hip hop, bling, R&B, recording artist, singer
illustration of Liz Taylor, George Burns, and Michael Jordan for Westchester Magazine, carpet cleaner, FedEx worker, Ad agency, celebrity name-alikes,
illustration of Cy Young for Major League Baseball 2007 World Series Program, pitcher, Boston Americans, baseball player, 1903
illustration of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, and Sarah Palin for Scholastic Math magazine cover, presidential candidates, democrats, republicans, nominees, jumping, election 2008
illustration of Pepper Martin for Major League Baseball 2008 World Series Program, St. Louis Cardinals, baseball batter, Gas House Gang

Profile

Mike has been a freelance illustrator for about 25 years since graduating with distinction from San Francisco's Academy of Art College (now University). His artistic wheelhouse is editorial, storytelling images with a humorous twist and a keen focus on caricature. Over the years, Mike has amassed a client list that includes Rolling Stone, Major League Baseball, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Scholastic, AT&T, Boys' Life, TV Guide, and McGraw-Hill. His work has won recognition from American Illustration, 3x3 International Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles. Mike resides in Sacramento, California with his wife Shirley, a graphic designer and fine artist, and their temperamental cat Mocha.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Caricature, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Painterly, Stylized, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Celebrities, Children, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Icons, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Music, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Religious, Romance, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Americana, Food/Beverage, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Grunge, Urban