Mike Lowery

Illustration professor

Education

  • B.A., art, Carson Newman College
  • M.F.A., art and visual technology, George Mason University

Credentials

  • Cofounder, co-curator of Paper Ghost Studio in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Freelance illustration for Hallmark, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Disney, Chronicle Books, ReadyMade, Simon & Schuster, Today’s Parent, Job Corps, NASA, ThinkGeek, FamilyFun, Bloomsbury Publishing, Elle Korea, American Girl, Digitas, Alfred A. Knopf, Macmillan, Macworld, Scholastic, Boom! Studios, Oxford University Press, Texas Highways magazine, Usborne Books, HarperCollins and others
  • Contributed truck design and branding for Cely’s Filipino Food Truck in Jacksonville, Florida

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Various honors for “The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School,” including 2012–13 Florida Children’s Choice Honor Book; Junior Library Guild Selection; Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book; and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award finalist
  • SCAD Presidential Fellowship, 2009

Publications and Presentations

  • “Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs!” Workman Publishing Company, 2016
  • Illustrator, “The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas” by Laura Murray, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2015
  • Illustrator, “Simple Machines” by D.J. Ward, HarperCollins, 2015
  • Cover art, “Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy” No. 3, Boom! Studios, 2014
  • Cover art, “Regular Show: 2014 Annual” No. 1, Boom! Studios, 2014
  • Illustrator, “The Private Blog of Joe Cowley” by Ben Davis, Oxford University Press, 2014
  • Cover art, “Pea’s Book of Best Friends” by Susie Day, Random House Children’s Publishers UK, 2014
  • Illustrator, “The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck” by Laura Murray, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2013
  • Cover art, “Pea’s Book of Birthdays” by Susie Day, Random House Children’s Publishers UK, 2013
  • Illustrator, “I’m Dougal Trump … Where’s My Tarantula?” by D. Trump, Macmillan Children’s Books, 2013
  • Cover art, “Pea’s Book of Big Dreams” by Susie Day, Random House Children’s Publishers UK, 2013
  • Cover art, “Pea’s Book of Best Friends” by Susie Day, Random House Children’s Publishers UK, 2012
  • Illustrator, “I’m Dougal Trump … And It’s Not My Fault!” by D. Trump, Macmillan Children’s Books, 2012
  • Illustrator, “Moo Hoo” by Candace Ryan, Walker Children’s, 2012
  • “Move Your Body/Mueve tu cuerpo,” Bilingual Readers, 2012
  • “Jungle Animals/Animales de la selva,” Bilingual Readers, 2011
  • “Sea Animals/Animales del mar,” Bilingual Readers, 2011
  • Illustrator, “The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School” by Laura Murray, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2011
  • Illustrator, “Ribbit Rabbit” by Candace Ryan, Walker Children’s, 2011
  • Illustrator, “Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder” by Jo Nesbø, Aladdin, 2009