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Mike Valentine

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

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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mike." to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - 1 day ago
Hi, Patrick. Keep up the great work.
Patrick Siwik - Gave 10 kudos
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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. - 9 days ago
In other words is that her choice if thats what she wants?
Mike Valentine - 9 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. - 8 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.
John Mahomet - Gave 2 kudos
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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 - 10 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 - 24 days ago
Good thanks. Working at Disney in Florida as a caricaturist and silhouette artist. Freelancing also. How are you?
Bonafide Artist LLC. - 24 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 - 23 days ago
OOH, what's the name of it?
Bonafide Artist LLC. - 22 days ago
Grandpa and His Memory.Look it up through Amazon.
Mike Valentine - 21 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
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Bonafide Artist LLC. - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mikeey!!!" to Mike Valentine
Over 30 days ago -
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
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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
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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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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hey Mike, hope you had a good Christmas and a happy new year." to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Yes, thanks, Patrick. Hope you did too. Best wishes for the New Year!
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hi Mike!,How was your New Year?" to Mike Valentine
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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Great work Mike." to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Patrick. Your's also .
Kory Fluckiger - Gave 2 kudos
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Shirlena - Gave 5 kudos
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Shirlena - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Thank you so much Mike. I read my messages so I don't know how I missed your kindness." to Mike Valentine
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Shirlena! :)
Kwame - Gave 10 kudos
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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Patrick. Yours too!
Jackie Diaz - Gave 1 kudo
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Mike Valentine - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Jackie!
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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