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Mike Valentine

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator, Caricature Artist, & More

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Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 10 kudos
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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
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Mike Valentine - 5 days ago
You too. Your work is greatly inspiring!
Patrick Siwik - Gave 10 kudos
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 10 kudos
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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
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Mike Valentine - 7 days ago
Hi, Patrick! Sending some Kudos!
Patrick Siwik - Gave 10 kudos
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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mike." to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Hi Patrick. Your work is looking great! I stopped by to give more kudos.
Debbie Hefke - Gave 8 kudos
Kudo'd 8 items in the portfolio of Mike Valentine
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Have an awesome week, Mike! :D" to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Cirrelia. You too! :)
Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mike." to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Hi, Patrick. Sending more Kudos to you. Keep up the great work.
Jackie Diaz - Gave 10 kudos
Kudo'd 10 items in the portfolio of Mike Valentine
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Rose Freeland - Gave 3 kudos
Kudo'd 3 items in the portfolio of Mike Valentine
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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mike." to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Hi Patrick. Hope you're doing well!
Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mike." to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Hi, Patrick. Keep up the great work.
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hi Mike,I need your help into understanding doing an illustrations for writers.Ok, Im working with a second writer,I did a front cover for her only.She said she did not want to do a contract with me on this book no royalties involved for front cover,she just wants to pay me for the art work only,And thats it.Tell me is that the right way if she does not want to do a contract and own all rights,no royalties neither?" to Mike Valentine
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Bonafide Artist LLC. - Over 30 days ago
In other words is that her choice if thats what she wants?
Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Hi, Stephany . Yes, that would be the author's choice. That is usually called "work for hire" when the author does it that way. But you should still have a contract stating how much you get paid for the illustration work, even if you don't receive royalties. Hope this helps. Mike V.
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Over 30 days ago
Thanks,It was just a cover,She sort of agreed but she changes her mind and says if it would have been illustrations through out the whole book then she would have done it,but says one cover of an illustration of the book i should not get paid royalties for that,she claims she talked with an attorney about that but i dont believe her,I told her its her book,you wrote it,im proud of you for that,so its up to you.
Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mike, I see your working at Disney in Florida as a caricaturist and silhouette artist, how cool seems like a dream/fun job." to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Hi, Patrick. Yes I'm having a great time
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Thanks Mike!,I havent heard from you in awhile.How are you?" to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Good thanks. Working at Disney in Florida as a caricaturist and silhouette artist. Freelancing also. How are you?
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Over 30 days ago
Im good,Thats great your doing that,I wished i was further advanced like you are< But at least im not were i used to be.Ive come a longs ways to get were i am now,At first i was no were,But ill take what i can get.You know?,Im an illustrator in one book.The books on Amazon,Now it hit Walmart and Barns and Noble.
Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
OOH, what's the name of it?
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Over 30 days ago
Grandpa and His Memory.Look it up through Amazon.
Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Great! thanks.
Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Kudos, Mike...It's always a pleasure to see your art! :)" to Mike Valentine
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Oh, be happy Mike...I understand how times can get hard, but I always pray for that the best is yet to come! :)
Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Cirrelia :)
Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mike, hope all is well." to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Yes thanks, Patrick. How are you?
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Gave 3 kudos
Kudo'd 3 items in the portfolio of Mike Valentine
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Bonafide Artist LLC. - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mikeey!!!" to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
How are you? Long time no see. :)
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Over 30 days ago
yes your right,been busy doing other stuff,good to here from you though. :)
Jackie Diaz - Gave 1 kudo
Said "definitely post more artwork soon my talented friend!" to Mike Valentine
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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mike, hope all is well." to Mike Valentine
Over 30 days ago -
Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Great thanks! Hope you are busy and doing great too.
Jackie Diaz - Gave 1 kudo
Said "hey there Mike, just stopping by to share the kudo love hope you stop by soon to check out some of the artwork and share back! hope your having a wonderful week! keep up the great work!" to Mike Valentine
Over 30 days ago -
Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Wonderful! Thanks for stopping by! Kudos coming your way!
Jackie Diaz - Over 30 days ago
definitely! thank you so much! right back at you! I got your back! =D =D
Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Same here ! :)
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About Me:
I am a freelance illustrator. I do work for children's books, advertising, and t shirt designs. I am also a caricaturist. I do private and corporate commissions from photos, as well as working at many types of events. I had my own syndicated comic strip "Rocky Concert", as well as having assisted on several other newspaper strips. I was a caricaturist, portrait artist, and silhouette artist in two of the Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida, and have done artwork for DC comics, as well as several other comic book publishers. I also do fine art painting, and teach cartooning, drawing, and watercolor painting.
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Davenport, Florida, United States