Mike Shiell - Author/Illustrator

Like most kids, Mike liked to draw and once he started to get recognition for his drawings, he drew more and more. He also liked to make people laugh, so put those two things together and you have a cartoonist on your hands.

Many of Mike's funny ideas come from observing the world around him and twisting everyday occurrences into funny and sometimes totally absurd cartoons, drawings and short animated films.
Mike's cartoons and illustrations have appeared in many magazines, books and greeting cards in North America and Europe. His animated series, The Melon Shorts, has appeared in numerous film festivals around the world and has won a number of awards.

Mike is the illustrator of the Gross Science series of books written by Edward Kay. The three titles in the series are Stinky Science, Germy Science and Poopy Science. Both Stinky Science and Germy Science are being adapted into an animated TV series.

Mike is excited to be making his debut as an author-illustrator with the graphic novel Linty: A Pocketful of Adventure.

Even on his most stressful and not-so-fun days, Mike reminds himself that he is making a living doing the thing that he had dreamed of doing when he was a little kid ... so he tries not to be too whiny.

Instagram: @linty2022
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Twitter: @Wandering88

Jasper John Dooley: Lost and Found

2015 - Best Bets Junior Fiction (Series), Ontario Library Association, Commended

Jasper John Dooley: Public Library Enemy #1

2018 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Chapter Book Category, Short-listed
2017 - Delaware Diamonds Award, Diamond State Reading Association, Short-listed
2016 - Best Bets Junior Fiction, Ontario Library Association, Commended

Stinky Science

2021 - Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice Awards, Short-listed
2019 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner