A graduate of Warrensville Heights High School, Mikel also attended Cleveland’s Cooper School of Art. While taking classes at Cleveland State University further back than he’s willing to admit, he started a comic strip and produced editorial cartoons for the university’s Vindicator newspapers. Soon after he found work at the historic Cleveland Call and Post newspaper where he spent ten years as a designer and national award winning editorial cartoonist.
He’s exhibited works of art at Tremont’s Brandt Gallery, The Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Fairmount Center for the Arts, several private showings, and the Friends of the Cleveland Kennel’s Art Fur Animals Art Show and Auction.
previous Brandt Gallery exhibits:
Editorial Mural, September 1992
Random Acts of Creativity, December 2009