By the Editor
This site has received some very nice compliments and comments since its introduction on August 2, 2011. Some include questions about our header graphics and contributors’ caricatures.
The secret is out: They are the work of Mike Patrick, a very talented young artist located near my home base in north central Oregon.
Based in Portland, Mike is a twenty-something artist-cartoonist involved in several media projects. He specializes in animation, film, and caricatures, and is the creator of “Fun Sized” – a daily Internet-based cartoon about kids, parenting, and relationships. He also produces artwork and multimedia for several other sites in addition to Inside the Watchtower.
Mike is not a Jehovah’s Witness and never has been, but has known a few personally. Working along with me on this website, he understands its purpose and theme. However, he is not a warrior for the cause, only a non-combatant contractor.
He cautiously admits that he grew up and graduated from high school in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and studied graphic design in Portland. Being a native Oregonian, Mike naturally enjoys the outdoors by both foot and bike, often overindulging in the lush local cuisine, and drinking espresso like it’s tap water. In addition to managing his time to churn out a daily comic, he also takes care of two beautiful daughters along with his lovely wife.
Michael enjoys writing in the third person, and is working on a children’s book and several short films. Check out this sample from one of his media projects:
Mike is open to business inquiries, questions, and even insults – should you feel the need. Contact him at: Mike@patrickillustration.com.
Editor’s Note: Not all of the graphics on this site are the product of Mike Patrick – only the good ones. For all of my websites I use a fair amount of public domain graphics and photos. I frequently have to fire up Photoshop to adapt some art and photography myself for unique illustrations. In spite of whatever talents I might have, I can assure you that there was a very good reason that I asked Mike to help me out in an effort to make this site truly different in look, and mood, from others focused on JW subject matters. Feel free to contact him if you are in need of support for any art, media, or book illustration project.