For professional inquires

Mike Burns is a multi-purpose visual artist living in Long Beach, California (just outside Los Angeles) and is currently looking for full-time and freelance work. He has worked on a wide span of projects for various printed and digital media, distributed worldwide.


Notable projects / clients:

  • Magic: the Gathering

  • Dungeons & Dragons

  • Binding of Isaac: Four Souls

  • Rave of Thrones / Game of Owns

  • John Dies at the End

  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits


  • CollegeHumor

Background Art for Animation

Mike works as a Background Artist for 2D Animation. He has worked on Showtime’s Our Cartoon President Season 2 and for a Cartoon Network property (airing 2020).

Tee-shirt graphics

Mike has worked in-house at Freeze CMI (NYC) designing licensed boys t-shirts, where he specialized in humor verbiage. His designs have been sold to mass market retailers like Walmart, Target, Kmart, and Old Navy (among many others).

Mike specializes in understanding what makes a property fun and exciting and uses those elements to enhance audience and consumer experience.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Are you available for commission?

A: Yes! If you would like to hire me for your project or personal art request, send me an email (see above). Prices vary depending on project needs, availability, and other factors.

Q: Will you sign my Magic cards?

A: Yes! I use Mark Aronowitz’s signing service, email him about getting me to sign your cards and I’ll happily do so. Mark's email:

Q: Will you be at any Magic events?

A: No. I have no upcoming appearances at any events. Please check back later or follow me on social media for updates (links in bottom right corner).

Q: What medium do you work in?

A: I create my client work digitally using Photoshop. Sometimes I do preliminary sketches in pencil.

Q: If we were to engage in battle, how would I defeat you?

A: Set me up for a pun and I won't be able to resist. Strike while I'm distracted.