Mike Sgier is a cartoonist and illustrator fighting against obscurity in Philadelphia, PA. His first bits of creative inspiration arrived through comics like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Jeff Smith’s Bone, but he wouldn’t make his own comics until his 20’s. Nowadays, he creates unique worlds using a variety of media, including pen and ink, watercolor, printmaking and digital techniques.
Mike’s work has appeared in such venues as the Philadelphia City Paper, City Pages, Secret Prison and Suspect Device. His most recent personal work includes Cid and Francis, an in-progress, ongoing fantasy story, Supernova Lullaby, a series of stories set in an alien galaxy, and contributions to the Sketchbook Project for the Brooklyn Art Library.
Mike was born and raised in Denver, CO. He received his BFA from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and his MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, MN.