Mike White is a half Asian, half Canadian, all American artist living in San Francisco. He has done animation for television, directed music videos, started companies, built games for mobile phones, tablets, desktop, web and virtual reality, and made comic books.
He likes making comic books the best.
Starting out at the age of 4 teaching himself how to draw by tracing Garfield strips, it has been Mike’s lifelong dream to make a living drawing comics. One day, after getting nachos for lunch, Mike and his girlfriend Carol were walking around an outdoor mall and met a cute little puppy at a local popup adoption event. After much consideration they adopted the puppy, named her Melody, and her delightful and infectious personality became the inspiration for the Mellybean story.
In September 2019, Mike signed a 3 book deal with Razorbill Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
Book one, "Mellybean and the Giant Monster," is scheduled for Fall 2020 release.