Mike Shiell is a kid’s book author/illustrator, director, animator, character designer and cartoonist.

Mike has illustrated a number of children’s books including the “GROSS SCIENCE” series written by Edward Kay and published by Kids Can Press. This series includes the titles; “Stinky Science”, “Germy Science” and “Poopy Science” and is now in multiple translations including: Chinese, Polish, Russian and Finnish. An animated TV series based on these books has also been produced. “What the Stink” features Mike’s characters, design and direction. 

Mike is happy to announce that the first book that he has both written and illustrated was recently released by Kids Can Press. “Linty: A Pocketful of Adventure” is a graphic novel for early readers and is available in bookstores and libraries around the world and online.

In addition, Mike has over 25 years’ experience working as a director, animation supervisor and animator. He has directed and supervised a number of children’s shows including the Emmy awarding winning series, “The Backyardigans” and “Mike the Knight”.

Represented by Amy Tompkins and Tim Travaglini.