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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

Trump Putin Bromance

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

© Mike Tofanelli

This Is Us

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Long LIV The King

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

© Mike Tofanelli

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.

© Mike Tofanelli

Dimebag Darrell Abbott

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Jake "The Snake" Roberts

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Club 27

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

© Mike Tofanelli

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

© Mike Tofanelli

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Guy Fieri and Giada De Laurentiis

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow, musician, singer, pop star,

© Mike Tofanelli

David Bowie

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Remember the Warriors

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

© Mike Tofanelli

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.

© Mike Tofanelli

Alec Baldwin

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

© Mike Tofanelli

CAAA Board Members 2016

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

© Mike Tofanelli

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Jack Black

Jack Black portrait, actor,

© Mike Tofanelli

Michelle Obama and My Plate

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Michael Shannon

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Putin and Friend

Vladamir Putin, Horse, Horseback, Russia, World Leader

© Mike Tofanelli

Goodbye Michael Jackson

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Yeezus H. West

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Joe Paterno

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Jeff Bezos

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Jimmy Kimmel

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Nirvana: The 20th Anniversary of Nevermind

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Fred Moten: The Jazz Poet

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Mel Gibson

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Supreme Court Scuffle

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Westchester Moms

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Philip Seymour Hoffman

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell, illustrator, painter, artist

© Mike Tofanelli

Courage

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

© Mike Tofanelli

CAAA Board Members 2015

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

© Mike Tofanelli

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Flo on Flo

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

© Mike Tofanelli

James Gandolfini

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Laila Lalami

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Cee Lo Green

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Stephanie Martinez: Mariachi Diva

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Celebrity Name-alikes

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Cy Young 1903 - World Series Heroes

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Shah Selbe

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

© Mike Tofanelli

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

© Mike Tofanelli

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Samantha Gupta

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Pepper Martin 1933 - World Series Heroes

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

© Mike Tofanelli

Mike Tofanelli

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, 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