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Interview with Mike Tofanelli–Me

Ralph Greco, a columnist from the blog “Short and Sweet NYC” contacted me after seeing my “Remember the Warriors” Village Voice cover on the newsstands in New York. He was interested in writing a piece on me–about my work as an illustrator, my views on caricature and such. I agreed to it and here is the link to the Q&A interview…thanks for the write up Ralph, and for your interest in what I do!

Check out my New Website

My website has undergone a facelift.  Please stop by and take a look; you’ll also find some new pieces you haven’t seen before …

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Mike and Shirley’s 2nd Saturday Reception

It was a wonderful turn out for our 2nd Saturday opening at Pinkys. Many thanks to Pinkys owners Blanca and Barb for giving Shirley and me this opportunity to exhibit our work. They, along with their team transformed the salon into a beautiful art gallery for that night and supplied a mind boggling array of finger foods and refreshments. It was great to see some old friends, meet some new people, and just really a pleasure to see everyone enjoying themselves.

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shirleys selfport wall

Shirley's impressive works--acrylic on canvas.

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shirley and MJ

Shirley and Michael

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Shirley and friend Alissa

If you're wondering about Shirley's bandaged hand, she had a run in with our cat Mocha, who was still stressed from a recent visit to the vet.

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With our two generous hosts, Blanca on the left, Barb on the right.

Mike and Shirley’s 2nd Saturday Announcement

Here’s the announcement that Shirley designed for our 2nd Saturday show on 10/8 at Pinkys in East Sacramento. If any of you are in that neck of the woods, stop by and say hi!

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