Mike Freiheit is a freelance illustrator, comic book artist and teacher currently living in Chicago with his ravishing wife and their two ridiculous cats.
Born in Tulsa and raised in one of the Springfields, Mike headed East at the tender age of 18 to attend art school at the hallowed halls of the School of Visual Arts in big, scary New York City. After graduation in 2007, Mike remained in New York, finding fresh digs in Brooklyn’s new bohemia, Bushwick. Mike continued to explore his work, self-publishing comics with subject matter that delved into the absurd and animalistic properties of the human experience.
Ever the adventurer, in 2010 Mike left New York to volunteer at a primate sanctuary near Pretoria, South Africa. He spent nine months feeding the monkeys as well as the human volunteers, and is currently working on a comic chronicling his trials and tribulations as a monkey chef.
Working primarily in ink, watercolor and digital mediums, Mike tackles every assignment with a sturdy Midwestern work ethic, a stanch technique and a playful eye. He loves animals and road trips and Thai food, but most of all he loves to be paid money to draw pictures.
His last name is pronounced “FRY-HITE” and is German for something or other.
Call him at 719.337.0342 or send him an E-mail.
Clients Include:Washington Post, Time Out Chicago, Boston Phoenix, Philadelphia Weekly, Columbia College, The Stranger, Elmore Magazine, Seattle Weekly, American Cowboy, Grantland Quarterly, The Globe and Mail, Fulcrum Publishing, LABYRINT, Ketchum Corporation