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Mike Valle

Freelance Comic Artist & Drawer

Location:Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
2 Skills
All areas of comic production including, but not limited to, penciling, inking, coloring and lettering.

Graphic design, specializing in logo and layout design.

Traditional 2D animation and storyboarding.

Web design

Software skills include the following:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
Microsoft Excel
Adobe Illustrator CS3
Corel Painter XI
Microsoft Powerpoint
Adobe InDesign CS3
Manga Studio EX4
Microsoft Outlook
Adobe Flash CS3
Toonboom Studio 4.0

March 2005 - Present
Tribunal Publications Inc.
Pembroke Pines, FL

Graphic Designer
Designed company logo, business cards, letterheads, fliers and other forms of advertisement.

Web Designer
Designed website layout, web banner and text logos.
Built and coded website including interactive art gallery and web store for ecommerce.

Comic Artist
Sole artist responsible for production of various comic series published by Tribunal Publications and available online at

Valor: Myths and Legends, Vol. 1; Valor: Myths and Legends, Vol. 2, “Bedlam's Fall”, Layla's Grand Adventure, Issue 1, "The Friendly Giant"

Writer: Wrote the storyline and script (Valor). Wrote the script (Layla).

Pencil Artist: Designed key characters and drew cover and sequential pages.

Ink Artist: Cleaned pencil lines and inked cover and sequential pages.

Color Artist: Applied flat colors as well as lighting and rendering to establish mood and atmosphere.

Letter Artist: Designed series text logo. Designed dialogue layout and applied word balloons and caption as well as sound effects and other typography.

Graphic Designer/Compositor: Combined colored pages and lettered pages. Assembled final pages and designed layout including advertisements and promotional pages to complete final product for printing.

Sales and Promotion
Appeared and sold comics at different comic conventions including Wizard World Miami, Orlando Megacon and Florida Supercon.

Designed and produced custom prints made available for sale as well as purchase incentives for comic books at comic conventions.

Produced custom comic convention sketches and other artwork per customer request at comic conventions.

Organized sales to local retail establishments including Tate's Comics and Games, Zaldiva Comics, Crossroad Comics, FSC Comics, Games and Anime, Suncoast Comics, Happy Harbor Comics, and Warp1 Comics.

Scheduled appearance and appeared at book signing at Tate's Comics and Games.

May 2011 - Present
What The Flux Comics
Winterpark, FL

Ink Artist
Cleaned pencil lines and inked cover image and page one for “13th Street” series.

Designed and produced custom poster art of main character “Victoria Angel” for comic series “Red Angel”. Responsible for pencils, inks and colors.

Promoted and sold “Red Angel” comic books as well as custom posters based on “Red Angel” at Florida Supercon.

Traditional Animation Clean Up Artist
Responsible for cleaning lines, inking, color fills and cel shading for key frames of animated film “Protosaurs”. Other duties include fine tuning rough animation.

October 2009 – February 2010
Best Buy
Pembroke Pines, FL

Computers Specialist
Sold PC and Macintosh desktops and laptops to customers. Advised customers in the ideal machines for their needs and troubleshooted any issues with their old machines.

April 2009 – July 2009
The Rag Shop
Pembroke Pines, FL

Stock/Customer Service
Stocked the shelves with product, priced product and maintained the warehouse.
Assisted customers with shopping and answered any and all questions both in the store and over the phone.

February 2001 – October 2001
Winn Dixie
Pembroke Pines, FL

Stock/Customer Service
Stocked the shelves with product, priced product and maintained the warehouse.
Assisted customers with shopping and answered any and all questions.
Bagged groceries
Retrieved shopping carts

May 2000 – July 2000
Pembroke Pines, FL

Overnight Stock
Stocked shelves with product and maintained warehouse.
Cleaned and maintained assigned department.

October 2000 – March 2005
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL

B.S. In Media Arts and Animation
Awarded scholarship for art/portfolio competition taken place during orientation.
Awarded Dean's List and honor roll

August 1995 – May 1999
Clear Creek High School
League City, TX

Available upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Comic Art