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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

Mike Tofanelli

illustration of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, bromance, romance, couple, love, meadow, skipping, flowers, political, partners, United States, Russia
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 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 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 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 Mitch McConnell. Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Senator, politician, republican, Turtle Boy, United States Senate, Kentucky.
illustration of Portrait of Kellyanne Conway. Counselor to the president, republican, Trump administration, alternative facts, white house.
illustration of Parody of
illustration of The Bachelorette for Entertainment Weekly. The Must List, rose ceremony, reality TV, dating, romance.
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 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 Magazine cover for the Miami New Times, disco, chess board, nightclub, Kim Kardashian, Hulk Hogan, Nick Jonas, Dave Grutman, Chess piece
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 Jack Black portrait, actor,
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 Portrait of Fred Moten for UC Riverside Alumni Magazine. Poetry reading, jazz, microphone, blues, spot illustration
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 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
illustration of Flo Rida and Flo Rogers for Las Vegas Weekly, Hip Hop, Old School, Rapper, Singer, NPR, journalist, bling, microphone
illustration of Tony Soprano, James Gandofini, portrait, mafia, gangster, television, actor, mob boss
illustration of Author Laila Lalami for UCR magazine. Morroccan, arch, author, book, writer, magazine spot, portrait, alumni
illustration of Cee Lo Green, musician, pop star, hip hop, bling, R&B, recording artist, singer
illustration of Portrait of Stephanie Martinez for UC Riverside Alumni Magazine. Mariachi Diva, Grammy award, violin, spot illustration, musician
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 Portrait of Shah Selbe for UC Riverside Aumni Magazine.Marine conservationalist, earth, environmentalist, oceanographer, fish, aquatic, scientist, spot illustration
illustration of Knicks head coach Mike Woodson and chef Anthony Goncalves for Westchester magazine, restaurant, chef, New York Knicks, basketball coach, dinner, fillet mignon
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 Portrait of Samantha Gupta for UC Riverside Alumni Magazine. Youth Activist, Child Leadership Project, India, paper dolls, spot illustration
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, 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