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Mike Tofanelli illustrated this family portrait of the TV show 'This Is Us' for the Must List in the March 17/24 issue of Entertainment Weekly. Featured are the "Big Three" siblings along with Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore as their parents.

Mike Tofanelli
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Trump Putin Bromance

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, bromance, romance, couple, love, meadow, skipping, flowers, political, partners, United States, Russia

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait, Romance

© Mike Tofanelli
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This Is Us

For Entertainment Weekly Must List. This Is Us, family, kids, TV show, emotional, parents, Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, dramedy

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Children, Family, People, Portrait, Youth

© Mike Tofanelli
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The Raft of the Minnow

Parody of "The Raft of the Medusa" featuring Gilligan's Island, castaways, Theodore Gericault, shipwreck, TV show, satire,

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Figurative, Painterly, Whimsical, Humor, Adventure, Celebrities, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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"Get Me Another Handmaid's Tale!"

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

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Book Covers, Celebrities, Editorial, Leisure, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette for Entertainment Weekly. The Must List, rose ceremony, reality TV, dating, romance.

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, People, Portrait, Romance, Feminine, Ethnic

© Mike Tofanelli
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Betty White

Portrait of Betty White, puppy, celebrity, animal activist.

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Painterly, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Humor, Animals, Celebrities, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Long LIV The King

Magazine cover, disco, chess board, nightclub, Kim Kardashian, Hulk Hogan, Nick Jonas, Dave Grutman, Chess piece

Keywords: Acrylic, Caricature, Conceptual, Digital, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Dimebag Darrell Abbott

Dimebag Darrell Abbott, statue, bronze, bird poop, pigeon, Pantera, guitar, rocker, The Dallas Observer, cover.

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Jake the Snake Roberts, professional wrestler, snake, ring, blood, WWE, tights, athlete, Vegas Seven Magazine.

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Figurative, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait, Sports

© Mike Tofanelli
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Club 27

Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, heaven, nightclub, rock icons

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Digital, Stylized, Celebrities, Music, People, Portrait, Spiritual

© Mike Tofanelli
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The View From Iowa

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

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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GOP Halloween

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

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait, Sci-Fi

© Mike Tofanelli
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Guy Fieri and Giada De Laurentiis

Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis for Vegas Seven, Celebrity Chefs, restaurants, skipping,

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Stylized, Whimsical, Celebrities, Editorial, Food, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow, musician, singer, pop star,

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Stylized, Film/Entertainment, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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GOP Nightmare

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.

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Digital, Humor, Animals, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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David Bowie

Portrait of David Bowie. Singer, rock icon, 1980's, musician, mullet, pompadour, legend, pop star.

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Stylized, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Remember the Warriors

The Warriors for the Village Voice, movie, street gang, New York, 1970's, subway, graffiti, film, magazine cover

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait, Transportation, Vintage / Retro, Urban

© Mike Tofanelli
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UNLV vs Duke

UNLV vs Duke for Vegas Seven magazine. Best of Vegas, mascots, revenge, kick in the groin, ouch, basketball, rivals, Running Rebels, Blue Devils.

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Action, Editorial, People, Portrait, Sports, Edgy

© Mike Tofanelli
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Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin for The Washington Post, roses, tuxedo, actor

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Figurative, Stylized, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait, Romance

© Mike Tofanelli
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CAAA Board Members 2016

Board members group portrait for CAAA 2016. Attorneys, Biker gang, Harley.

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Painterly, Whimsical, Humor, Editorial, People, Portrait, Transportation

© Mike Tofanelli
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Can They Stop Themselves?

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

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Digital, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, Food, People, Political, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Jack Black

Jack Black portrait, actor,

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Stylized, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Michelle Obama and My Plate

Michelle Obama for Westchester Magazine, My Plate, food pyramid, dinner table, confusion

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Celebrities, Editorial, Education, Information Graphics, People, Political, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Michael Shannon

Portrait of actor Michael Shannon. Caricature, actor, Hollywood, movies, celebrity.

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait, Masculine

© Mike Tofanelli
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Putin and Friend

Vladamir Putin, Horse, Horseback, Russia, World Leader

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Animals, Celebrities, People, Political, Portrait, Masculine

© Mike Tofanelli
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Goodbye Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, heaven, wings, musician, pop icon, angel

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Figurative, Stylized, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait, Spiritual

© Mike Tofanelli
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Yeezus H. West

Kanye West for Vegas Seven magazine, musician, rave, rapper, laser show

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Stylized, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno portrait, Penn State football coach, sex scandal, silence

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Digital, Painterly, Stylized, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait, Sports

© Mike Tofanelli
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Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos for Seattle Magazine, Amazon CEO, Biosphere, Bio-Dome, lawn chair, bathrobe, reading newspaper

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Corporate, Leisure, People, Portrait, Technology

© Mike Tofanelli
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Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel for Vegas Seven magazine, UNLV Running Rebels, mascot, flag, late night talk show host, short shorts

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait, Sports

© Mike Tofanelli
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Nirvana: The 20th Anniversary of Nevermind

Nirvana for Las Vegas Weekly, Kurt Cobain, David Grohl, underwater, band, rock musicians, grunge, Seattle, 90's

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait, Grunge

© Mike Tofanelli
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Fred Moten: The Jazz Poet

Portrait of Fred Moten for UC Riverside Alumni Magazine. Poetry reading, jazz, microphone, blues, spot illustration

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait, Masculine, Ethnic

© Mike Tofanelli
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Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson portrait, actor, movie star, anger, explosive

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Digital, Painterly, Stylized, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Supreme Court Scuffle

Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, and John Roberts for the cover of Reason Magazine, fighting, judicial, conservatives, robes, gavel

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Stylized, Whimsical, Humor, Action, People, Political, Portrait, Americana

© Mike Tofanelli
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Westchester Moms

Joan Crawford, Yoko Ono, and Eve Ensler for Westchester Magazine, moms, Mother's Day, babies, changing diapers, baby bottle, bottle feeding

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Editorial, Family, People, Portrait, Feminine

© Mike Tofanelli
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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman portrait, movie star, actor, character actor

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Painterly, Stylized, Film/Entertainment, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell, illustrator, painter, artist

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Painterly, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, People, Portrait, Americana, Vintage / Retro

© Mike Tofanelli
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Courage

pug, wrestler, dog, tatoo, collegiate, champion, wrestling, courageous, Chinese characters

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Whimsical, Animals, Editorial, Portrait, Sports, Masculine

© Mike Tofanelli
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CAAA Board Members 2015

2015 Board Members for CAAA. Attorneys, Basketball, slam dunk, hoops, torch, arena, court,, scoreboard

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Figurative, Stylized, Whimsical, Humor, Action, People, Portrait, Sports

© Mike Tofanelli
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Tyler Stallings

Portrait of Tyler Stallings for UC Riverside Alumni Magazine.Art gallery curator, Science fiction, frame, space suit,space travel, flying saucer, rocket, planets, spot illustration, exhibit

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Editorial, Fantasy, Futuristic, People, Portrait, Science, Sci-Fi

© Mike Tofanelli
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Flo on Flo

Flo Rida and Flo Rogers for Las Vegas Weekly, Hip Hop, Old School, Rapper, Singer, NPR, journalist, bling, microphone

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Figurative, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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James Gandolfini

Tony Soprano, James Gandofini, portrait, mafia, gangster, television, actor, mob boss

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Painterly, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait

© Mike Tofanelli
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Laila Lalami

Author Laila Lalami for UCR magazine. Morroccan, arch, author, book, writer, magazine spot, portrait, alumni

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Figurative, Whimsical, Book Covers, Editorial, People, Portrait, Feminine, Ethnic

© Mike Tofanelli
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Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green, musician, pop star, hip hop, bling, R&B, recording artist, singer

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait, Ethnic

© Mike Tofanelli
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Stephanie Martinez: Mariachi Diva

Portrait of Stephanie Martinez for UC Riverside Alumni Magazine. Mariachi Diva, Grammy award, violin, spot illustration, musician

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Figurative, Whimsical, Editorial, Music, People, Portrait, Feminine, Ethnic

© Mike Tofanelli
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Celebrity Name-alikes

Liz Taylor, George Burns, and Michael Jordan for Westchester Magazine, carpet cleaner, FedEx worker, Ad agency, celebrity name-alikes,

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Film/Entertainment, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait, Sports

© Mike Tofanelli
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Cy Young 1903 - World Series Heroes

Cy Young for Major League Baseball 2007 World Series Program, pitcher, Boston Americans, baseball player, 1903

Keywords: Acrylic, Caricature, Editorial, Historical, People, Portrait, Sports, Vintage / Retro

© Mike Tofanelli
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Shah Selbe

Portrait of Shah Selbe for UC Riverside Aumni Magazine.Marine conservationalist, earth, environmentalist, oceanographer, fish, aquatic, scientist, spot illustration

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Editorial, Nature, People, Portrait, Science, Wildlife, Environmental

© Mike Tofanelli
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Knicks About Town

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson and chef Anthony Goncalves for Westchester magazine, restaurant, chef, New York Knicks, basketball coach, dinner, fillet mignon

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Portrait, Sports, Food/Beverage

© Mike Tofanelli
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Electoral College Musical '08

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, and Sarah Palin for Scholastic Math magazine cover, presidential candidates, democrats, republicans, nominees, jumping, election 2008

Keywords: Acrylic, Caricature, Whimsical, Humor, Celebrities, Editorial, People, Political, Portrait, Americana

© Mike Tofanelli
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Samantha Gupta

Portrait of Samantha Gupta for UC Riverside Alumni Magazine. Youth Activist, Child Leadership Project, India, paper dolls, spot illustration

Keywords: Caricature, Digital, Whimsical, Editorial, Education, People, Portrait, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic

© Mike Tofanelli
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Pepper Martin 1933 - World Series Heroes

Pepper Martin for Major League Baseball 2008 World Series Program, St. Louis Cardinals, baseball batter, Gas House Gang

Keywords: Acrylic, Caricature, Celebrities, Historical, People, Portrait, Sports, Americana

© Mike Tofanelli

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Biography

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, Book Covers, Celebrities, Children, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Historical, Information Graphics, Leisure, Music, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Romance, Science, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Transportation, Wildlife, Americana, Food/Beverage, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban