Are your kids crazy about comic books? Well, now you can send them to the Mispillion Art League and instructor Michael Fleishman, a retired college art professor who has had a cartoon and comic book drawing habit since he was in first grade.
A childhood love of drawing “The Flash” steered Fleishman to a career that included freelance illustration and teaching all age levels. “Comic books led me to a B.S. in Art Education and an M.A. in painting and drawing,” he admits. “They stayed with me even in high school and college, when you were supposed to be doing ‘serious’ art,” he says with a laugh. Fleishman also became an accomplished writer, authoring seven books about illustration, graphic design, and creativity, many of them peppered with his own illustrations. Allworth Press will publish his eighth book, Starting Your Career as an Illustrator, this year.