Michael Slack

Michael Slack is an illustrator, artist, and primate enthusiast. His illustrations have been featured in books, magazines, posters, games, and many different size screens. He has perfected the “simian stance”, and has been witnessed making monkey faces in the mirror. He hopes to some day shake hands with a chimp. Titles he has illustrated include: My Life as a Chicken by Ellen A. Kelley, Flim Flam Fairies by Alan Katz, Knuckle Heads by Joan Holub. His authored and illustrated titles are Ick the Game and the up coming Monkey Truck. Michael lives in Lafayette, California.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Hatty the Backstage Bat, Curious George, The Man Who Lost His Head.

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Norman Saunders, Lane Smith, Henrik Dresher.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love the marriage of words and pictures.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Don’t take rejections personally. Draw or write every day. Maintain good workspace ergonomics.