Mike Cavallaro

Mike Cavallaro
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MIKE CAVALLARO is originally from New Jersey. He has worked in the New York comics and animation industries since the early '90s. Mike is a member of the web-comics collective, ACT-I-VATE, where he contributes weekly web comics, including the true-life historic memoir, Parade (With Fireworks), a 2008 Eisner Award nominee. He lives in Brooklyn. 


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EIGHT QUESTIONS from MIKE CAVALLARO
 
What’s your favorite book that wasn’t written or drawn by you?
That’s impossible to answer. But I do love Vonnegut and Tolkien. Reading Moonshadow by J.M. DeMatteis and Jon J. Muth was one of my major inspirations to pursue comics way back when I was a youngin’. Other favs include Buddha by Osamu Tezuka, almost anything by Joann Sfar, and Thor by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Almost anything by Kirby, really.
 
If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what one piece of media would you take with you?  If it isn’t your favorite book, explain how you came to this peculiar decision.
It would probably be a book, since there’ll be no electricity for other media. I dunno. Lord Of The Rings? It’s long, and it’s about everything.
 
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Haven’t had ice cream in years. Do they still make it?
 
How are you planning to survive the zombie apocalypse?
By being king of the zombies.
 
What’s your favorite word?
Love
 
If you suddenly fell into a dimensional vortex and ended up in 1529, what profession would you adopt?
Cartoonist
 
Black or white?  Cats or dogs?  Apples or oranges?  Robots or vampires?
Black, cats, apples, robot vampires.
 
What’s the worst fortune cookie advice you ever got?  Did you take it?
“Do what makes you happy.” Yes, I did.
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Curses! Foiled Again

Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mike Cavallaro
First Second

Aliera Carstairs is back. This time she's got her cousin—and best friend—Caroline in tow, and the stakes are higher than ever. The realm of Seelie, the fairy...


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Foiled

written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mike Cavallaro
First Second

A quirky, fast-paced urban fantasy by esteemed author Jane Yolen Aliera Carstairs just doesn’t fit in. She’s always front and center at the fencing...


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