About Michael Sloan

After graduating from The Rhode Island School of Design, I worked as a printmaker in Paris, France and Venice, Italy before moving to NYC where I began my career as an illustrator. My first published illustration assignment appeared on The New York Times Op-Ed page. Since then my illustrations have been published by many national magazines and newspapers, on book covers, by corporate and institutional clients, and over 100 times in The New York Times Op-Ed Letters column. My work has been awarded three silver medals from The Society of Illustrators in NYC, and appears frequently in American Illustration and the Communication Arts Illustration annuals.

I've lectured about my artwork at institutions and organizations such as The University of Connecticut, Hong Kong University, The Yale Club of Hong Kong, and The Fashion Institute of Technology.

I recently spent a year with my family living and working in Hong Kong, where I created a series of paintings of traditional street markets. I've shown these paintings in solo exhibits in the USA and Hong Kong.

I'm the creator of The Zen of Nimbus comic. I'm also an avid musician: I play bass guitar in the illustrator’s jazz band The Half-Tones, performing frequently during sketch nights at The Society of Illustrators in NYC .

The author Jake Halpern and I worked on Welcome to the New World, a comic strip that documents the lives of a Syrian refugee family who have recently arrived in the U.S. This comic appeared as 20 episodes over ten months in The New York Times / Sunday Review. You can see all the episodes on The New York Times website

Jake and I received a 2018 Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning for Welcome to the New World.