Michael Gerlich
Pencil for hire


Pencil for hire


About Me

I am a New York City based Illustrator, and Artist. In 2008 I earned my Bachelors (BFA) from the Fashion Institute of Technology where I studied Illustration. While in College I interned in the Marvel comics bullpen, doing art correction and design work.
Currently I work as the creative artist for Chesney's.com advertising in the USA. I also freelance, working for business at local and corporate levels, doing design, illustration, and photo work, and sketches at conventions across the Northeast coast. My art strengths include editorial style illustration, cartoons, caricatures, and American styled comic art. I work both traditionally and digitally.


An illustrator is a narrative artist who specializes in enhancing writing by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. The illustration may be intended to clarify complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually.(cited wiki)

Convention Sketches

I will be working at the following artist alleys /conventions in 2017
March/April: Anime Boston. Boston MA
August: Otakon. Washington DC

I will be lecturing translating anime into traditional art at the following
March: Anime Boston. MA
Copyright Policy