Hi, I’m Michael Grassia and I am a cartoonist.
What does it mean to be a cartoonist? Well, to put it simply I draw humorous cartoons whether they are on the printed page or animated.
I have been a professional artist for over two decades and a teacher for about the same amount of time. My work includes illustration, animation, video production, graphic design, and puppetry. Although I have worked in a variety of creative fields cartooning has always remained my true passion.
Since 1997 I have regularly attended comic book conventions selling my art. Over the the last five plus years I have been working with kid organizations at conventions providing educational workshops and panels. I am the co-founder/promoter of IncrediCon a family friendly comic and pop culture fest. Along with my IncrediCon business partner, we also founded IncrediKids, a traveling group which provide creative educational workshops and panels to conventions, schools, and libraries. I am also the co-founder of Hudson Valley Drink & Draw.
GET IN TOON! is my educational product line where I share my love of all things cartoon. You can find more on getintoon.net as well as watch educational videos on my youtube page here.
In September of 2017 I released my first educational app, “A Simple Guide to Storytelling” where you can learn to tell stories through comic strips. It is available on both the iOS app store and GooglePlay for a very reasonable price.
You can also follow me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/michaelgrassiastudios.
When I am not doing artwork, I can be found at home enjoying the company of my wife and cat. I also spend a lot of my free time enjoying comics, movies, cartoons, and television shows. I’m a huge geek who loves science fiction and fantasy. Stepping out of reality and into fantasic worlds really entertains and inspires me. In addition to sci-fi/fantasy I also geek out for anything Disney and Hanna Barbera.