Bio & Contact



I’m an artist currently living and workin in San Francisco with my wonderful twin 2 1/2 year old daughters, Juniper and Scarlett, and their mother, and awesome artist Erin Althea. I grew up in San Diego drawing comics, eating vegan food, and going to shows as much as possible. In 2005 I moved to Los Angeles and in 2007 I got my BFA in illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Since graduating 5 years ago I have been illustrating, and sometimes writing for print, animation, apparel, product, interactive media, and have had my work shown in galleries all over. It’s been a lot of fun!

Partial Client List includes: Leo Burnett, Buck, Encyclopedia Pictura, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Runner’s World, Nylon, Swindle Magazine, VICE, Baltimore MAgazine, Chronicle Books, Fantagraphics, Nobrow, At&T, Discovery Channel, Time Warner Cable, Village Voice, The Stranger, LA Weekly, SF Weekly, Buster Design, White Noise Studio, Tiny Showcase, Threadless Select.

Some of my inspirations and influences include:  riding my bike, camping, audiobooks, comicbooks, peter doig, daniel johnston, john kennedy toole, pavement, vegan chorizo burritos, henry darger, this american life, charles schultz, guaguin, herzog, emma goldman, jean-luc goddard, and jean-luc picard. – contains my full portfolio, cv/bio, an archival print shop, and further contact information!

you can also email me at or reach me via myspace and facebook if you’re into that sort of thing.

thanks for stopping by!



8 Responses to “Bio & Contact”

  1. john boyd Says:

    i am interested in your work how can I buy something? john

  2. buyung Says:

    i really lovelovelovelovelove your artwork..
    very inspiring.
    thank youu…

  3. Ben Newman Says:

    Your work is totally amazing! I’m drooling. It’s incredible.

  4. joe darone Says:

    yes how does one acquire your work?

  5. Enrique Canseco Says:

    Hey cool stuff, grettings!

  6. marco Says:

    hey! I just stumbled on an artwork of yours at ffffound, what’s interesting is I’m wearing a threadless select shirt you did 🙂 cheers! btw you’re awesome!

  7. bonnie Says:

    awesome Mike! i love ‘dinner’.

  8. Mike Bertino is Urban Glam « belopotosky Says:

    […] Mike Bertino is an artist extraordinaire living the dream in the city of angels. His comics and illustrations are colorful and at times a little crude, but they certainly have an endearing quality. Make sure you check out Mike’s quarky and lovable work on his website and blog. […]

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