4/19/10

flying kids


This past weekend, I realized that it's been a whole year since I started my blog. I wanted to do a special illustration to tie in with this momentous occasion, but I've been really busy with other things. So instead, I figured I'd post one of my recent jobs.

This is a piece I did for the May issue of Today's Parent magazine. The title of the article is "Systems Are Go", and it's about choosing the right gaming system for your family. I really had fun with this one.

It's been a great year in Blogland, and I just want to thank everyone for all your kind comments over the past year. I had no idea when I first started, that I would be able to share ideas and encouragement with so many amazingly talented people from all over the world. I've made so many cyberpals who consistently blow me away and inspire me with their incredible work- boy, this newfangled interweb thing is really something.

49 comments:

Kyle Poling said...

great piece, love the poses - hope to see more in the coming year!

jmanu said...

well, congrats for the anniversary Michael! your work inspires as well

Great illo, I like it so much!

damon said...

i like

anil ks said...

..awesome stuff!!as always..happy anniversary..keep inspiring..

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Jason Curtis said...

Happy One Year Michael!

The content on your blog has consistently inspired me, so keep up the great work.

Wonderful illustration by the way (as usual).

Karen said...

Congratulations Michael! Your illustration is consistently terrific.

Tomás Serrano said...

One year of your fantastic blog! One of my favorites. Keep this way!
This another great work.

Kate_illustrates said...

Congratulations on your first year blogging and what a fab blog it is too! :-)

Roger Simó said...

Happy blog's birthday! Absolutely beautiful illustration, the use of the computer to create an image with the charming of the illustrations made by hand is superb.

justdoodleit said...

Happy blogiversary dear Michael! It has been a year of visual treat for us all. A toast on the occasion and wishing more fun filled years ahead for samba-for-rats!

Thierry Cattant said...

Happy Birthday to your excellent blog Michael!

Brad said...

we are all glad you started blogging! your work is as fun as it gets! this illustration is wonderful and it certainly looks like you had a blast making it! :)

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Thank you for posting your outstanding work. It's an inspiration every time I see a post of yours. Also thanks for the many nice compliments you have posted on my blog. I really appreciate it. Here is to many more years of you posting and continued success.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

If I were close by, I would sing to you the Happy Anniversary song from the Flintstones. LOL!! I know you know the song. Happy Anniversary to one of the most talented and generous illustrator out in blogland! I wish you many more years of creativity and joy. You are such an inspiration and a great encouragement to me and many others. YOU ROCK and I only say it because we know that it's true. YOU REALLY DO ROCK!!!! Thanks for sharing your fantastic work with all of us. I know I'm looking to see more in the up coming year!
Hugs
V

Jason Dove said...

Michael, what can I say but...WOW! Great characters and expressions. Very Impressive!

ParisH_Cadiz0622 said...

thank for share, it is very important . ̄︿ ̄..................................................

salli s. swindell said...

michaelmineo!!!! this is a great one year illo posting! and i lovelovelove your new profile pic. if it weren't for you i would be the busy blogger i am...so thank YOU and bravo to you for always inspiring US!!!
your oldest friend in cleveland...salmineo.

salli s. swindell said...

...i mean i "wouldn't" be the busy blogger i am...!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh man what a treat, I finally get to see that handsome face of yours and I'm not just saying that! That just made my day dude!!! Have a great week!

Joy said...

All these wonderful comments just said it all! Your work is so inspiring, I love checking in to see what you post next. This latest illustration is fabulous! It looks like you had a great time doing it and it's super fun, professional work!

donny* said...

(!!!) i'm so glad you've been around this past year sharing such wonderful work. and this one is no different. excellent and congratulations on the year!

Wayne B. Medina said...

happy one year blog! Great piece as always man. and i love the veggies down below!

it's been a real pleasure visiting your blog man. a real inspiration!

Tomás Serrano said...

What a surprise! I came back and saw your real face... Ha, ha, ha. Very funny!
I hope you aren´t like Joe Pesci in Goodfellas and you don´t ask me what I´ve seen so funny...

Maria Bogade said...

Happy aniversary!!! Hope to see many more amazing illustrations the following years! These kids are really cute and so well designed!

Vincent Desjardins said...

Happy anniversary to your blog. I'm glad I discovered it and your work. I love this illustration. I love the way you draw kids!

Desiree Cassidy said...

What a great post!
I love the idea of this image, just lovely!

Cheryl Lynn said...

You are one of the most brilliant artist I have ever encountered. I am so glad to be a part of your blogger-buddy system. It's great coming here and seeing all the wonderful work you've put forth.

Once again, you've inspired and made me smile.

Continued success!

Chris Kennett said...

Many Happy Returns! Blogs, they grow up so fast, don't they?!

Always great to see what you come up with, great stuff!

Francisco Martins said...

Hi Michael, whassup man?
Congraaaaaaatulations on on your blogs's bday my super-talented friend! :) Beautiful and fun illustration as always!

as for: "so many amazingly talented people from all over the world! ... yeah, yeah, yeah! we all love you too! :D hahaah!

Portuguese hugs to u pall! :P

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Your words are like gold. Thanks my brother. You made my day!! Have a great weekend.

Shirley said...

WOOT WOOT! Congratulations on your 1 year blogoversary!! It's awesome to get to know ya via your awesome blog. This is a super illustration, Michael...your characters are truly super..they ALL have such personality...and they are very coo-ool..love the hairstyles too. Always good to check in and see your wonderful work!

Brad said...

just had to come back for another look! man, you have such a great style!

Chelsea Kirchoff said...

Happy one year, Michael! Your work continues to inspire and I look forward to your future posts! THIS IS GREAT BY THE WAY!

Duncan Barton said...

Love your use of texture, Michael! I saw your screen prints at the show, looked great

matt dawson said...

I cannot believe you've only had the blog for a year! So many great posts and such beautiful and inspiring work. Glad to know ya Mike, thanks so much for your inspiration and support!
Loving this piece with the gamers, so simple yet so effective (as all the best ideas are). The dynamic poses inject just the right level of energy to catch the viewers attention and inspire positive thoughts on gaming (and are probably over estimating many of our modern youths physical effort when playing, wii excepted ;) Here's to many more years of blogging!

Joyce said...

Very nice, love your style :-)

Nomar Perez said...

Great piece Michael.

dillont_bratt0612 said...

forgive others but not yourself...................................................

nina seven said...

really awesome piece, michael! i love that they are flying while playing, brilliant! thanks so much for your comment on my IF piece.

Gavin Goo said...

Another great piece Michael. Thanks for your inspirations and encouragement too! Your work never fails to amaze me! It's my pleasure knowing you :D

CHEERS!

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Gorillustrator said...

Fantastic as usual. Love the poses.

Tel Coelho said...

CONGRATULATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pakoto said...

veeery good work!!: )

abhishek said...

CONGRATS:)
it's so nice to have your beautiful around:)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey My friend. Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad you the Piccoli Illustrations! Have a great one!

bagalagalaga said...

well done cartoony dinosaurs, would be a great cast for a story or cartoon!

kanishk said...

Wow! This is so beautiful, Michael!
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