Michael Olivo is a cartoonist and illustrator who also explores animation, mural painting, print-making, poetry, graphic design, and video art. He has lived in Oakland, California for over two years, previously graduating from The University of the Arts with a degree in Painting/Drawing, and originally growing up in northern New Jersey. In his imagery, his content relies on intentionally oblique narratives, bordering on nonsense, to challenge the reader’s need for a linear understanding, hoping to evoke an intuitive response outside of sentimentality or any analytical understanding. Besides self-publishing, Olivo’s comics and illustrations have been published by The New York Times, Esquire (Russia), and others.
He in search of walls to paint. If you want to contact him about a wall, please email Kim or else just stop by the pueblo to say hi (and bring him water!)