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Mike Lester

Mike Lester
Mike Lester is a Georgia based illustrator and cartoonist who just received the National Cartoonist Society’s Ruben Award for Book Illustration, for his illustrations for Cool Daddy Rat, a read-aloud children’s book written by Kristyn Crow.

In addition to his numerous illustrations for children’s books, Lester is an editorial cartoonist for the Rome News-Tribune, and also does a range of other commercial and editorial illustration.

Lester is also the creator of the Mike du Jour semi-animated cartoon for and

His web site includes a range of his cartooning, comic strips, characters and illustration, though it’s a bit disappointing that there isn’t more of his children’s book illustration featured on the site. It’s in his loopy, sprightly children’s book characters that I find the most delight in his work.


2 responses to “Mike Lester”

  1. I like it?very cute?

  2. I love all of Mike’s illustrations and I’ve brought a few books over the years for my children who love all of his work. This is a great feature on a great artist.