Author Archives: Mike Freiheit

About Mike Freiheit

I am an illustrator and comic artist living in Chicago, IL with my wife and bitchy cat. We all love each other. Check out my work at mikefreiheit.com.
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Mike Freiheit – New Portraits

Here are some recent portraits I’ve been working on. Thanks for having a look. R.I.P. Phillip Seymour Hoffman   For American Cowboy Magazine True Detective R.I.P. Harold Ramis

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Mike Freiheit – New Portraits

Here are some recent portraits I’ve been working on. Thanks for having a look. R.I.P. Phillip Seymour Hoffman   For American Cowboy Magazine True Detective R.I.P. Harold Ramis

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Mike Freiheit – Baltimore City Paper

Here’s one I got to do for Baltimore City Paper’s short story fiction contest! It’s a really great story, and you can read it here. Thanks for looking! Below are both versions: the black and white for print, and color

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Mike Freiheit – Baltimore City Paper

Here’s one I got to do for Baltimore City Paper’s short story fiction contest! It’s a really great story, and you can read it here. Thanks for looking! Below are both versions: the black and white for print, and color

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Mike Freiheit – The Globe and Mail

Here’s a new one for the Globe and Mail. You can read the story here. Happy Holidays!!

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Mike Freiheit – The Globe and Mail

Here’s a new one for the Globe and Mail. You can read the story here. Happy Holidays!!

Mike Freiheit - Grantland Quarterly

Mike Freiheit – Grantland Quarterly

Here’s a new one I got to do for Grantland Quarterly, about the football player Rob Gronkowski and his injured back which might bring him money woes in the near future.   Thanks for having a look! More illustrations at:

Mike Freiheit - Grantland Quarterly

Mike Freiheit – Grantland Quarterly

Here’s a new one I got to do for Grantland Quarterly, about the football player Rob Gronkowski and his injured back which might bring him money woes in the near future.   Thanks for having a look! More illustrations at:

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Mike Freiheit – Illustrations for “Please Welcome”

I was asked to create images and branding identity for a new start up website called Please Welcome, which specializes in mail order items that are locally made or produced in small batches. Here are a few of the images

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Mike Freiheit – Illustrations for “Please Welcome”

I was asked to create images and branding identity for a new start up website called Please Welcome, which specializes in mail order items that are locally made or produced in small batches. Here are a few of the images

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Mike Freiheit’s Monkey Chef Volume 1

Hey all! This is the first issue of the comic I’ve been working on called Monkey Chef, which details the 9 months I spent living and working in South Africa as a chef for monkeys at a primate sanctuary! It’s

Monkey Chef

Mike Freiheit’s Monkey Chef Volume 1

Hey all! This is the first issue of the comic I’ve been working on called Monkey Chef, which details the 9 months I spent living and working in South Africa as a chef for monkeys at a primate sanctuary! It’s

The Stranger-Mike Freiheit

Mike Freiheit – The Stranger

Here’s a piece I was asked to illustrate about the rise of gun violence/muggings in certain areas of Seattle. You can read the article here. You can view more of my work at mikefreiheit.com. Thanks for looking!

The Stranger-Mike Freiheit

Mike Freiheit – The Stranger

Here’s a piece I was asked to illustrate about the rise of gun violence/muggings in certain areas of Seattle. You can read the article here. You can view more of my work at mikefreiheit.com. Thanks for looking!

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Mike Freiheit – Piano Tantrum

Here’s another one I did for the Globe and Mail. This time around it was about an older gentleman who was trying to learn the piano, and the childish tantrum he had during a recital. A recital, mind you, that

Globe and Mail Mike Freiheit Piano Tantrum

Mike Freiheit – Piano Tantrum

Here’s another one I did for the Globe and Mail. This time around it was about an older gentleman who was trying to learn the piano, and the childish tantrum he had during a recital. A recital, mind you, that

Mike Freiheit- Globe and mail

Mike Freiheit – The Globe and Mail

Here’s one for a story about a young woman suffering from mysterious back pain, and her brave attempt to keep it from ruining her day to day life. Thanks again to AD Matt French, always a pleasure to work with!

Mike Freiheit- Globe and mail

Mike Freiheit – The Globe and Mail

Here’s one for a story about a young woman suffering from mysterious back pain, and her brave attempt to keep it from ruining her day to day life. Thanks again to AD Matt French, always a pleasure to work with!

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Mike Freiheit – Time Out Chicago

I was contacted to make an illustration for a story about the music that is played in restaurants, and how most of the time it is pretty invasive and can really leave a bad taste in your mouth (ears?). I

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Mike Freiheit – Time Out Chicago

I was contacted to make an illustration for a story about the music that is played in restaurants, and how most of the time it is pretty invasive and can really leave a bad taste in your mouth (ears?). I

Mike Freiheit Globe and Mail

Mike Freiheit – The Globe and Mail

Here’s a new piece I was recently contacted to do for the Globe and Mail. I was again able to work with the fantastic art director Matthew French. The story was about a man who is reluctant to become the

Mike Freiheit Globe and Mail

Mike Freiheit – The Globe and Mail

Here’s a new piece I was recently contacted to do for the Globe and Mail. I was again able to work with the fantastic art director Matthew French. The story was about a man who is reluctant to become the

Mike Freiheit - Battle

Mike Freiheit – New Personal Pieces

Here are some new personal pieces that I’ve been working on in between illustrations. I’ve been trying to do a lot of them with no digital help, and it’s been a very fulfilling time getting back to my roots. Illustration

Mike Freiheit - Battle

Mike Freiheit – New Personal Pieces

Here are some new personal pieces that I’ve been working on in between illustrations. I’ve been trying to do a lot of them with no digital help, and it’s been a very fulfilling time getting back to my roots. Illustration

Happy Holidays

Mike Freiheit – Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays to every one! I hope you are safe and sound, tucked away with a steamy romance novel, wearing yoga pants. Or with your loved ones, which is good too.

Happy Holidays

Mike Freiheit – Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays to every one! I hope you are safe and sound, tucked away with a steamy romance novel, wearing yoga pants. Or with your loved ones, which is good too.

Political Monsters by Mike Freiheit

Mike Freiheit – Political Monsters

  Happy Halloween, everyone! Happy voting (if you’re in the states)!   Thanks for looking.

Political Monsters by Mike Freiheit

Mike Freiheit – Political Monsters

  Happy Halloween, everyone! Happy voting (if you’re in the states)!   Thanks for looking.

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Mike Freiheit – The Globe and Mail

Here’s another one for the Globe and Mail. The story was about a Canadian man visiting his aging mother in Jamaica, and the both of them having to deal with her recent diagnosis with Alzheimers. You can read the story

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Mike Freiheit – The Globe and Mail

Here’s another one for the Globe and Mail. The story was about a Canadian man visiting his aging mother in Jamaica, and the both of them having to deal with her recent diagnosis with Alzheimers. You can read the story

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Mike Freiheit – Mad Men Portraits

Here’s a few portraits of my two favorite ladies from AMC’s Mad Men. Enjoy!             Thanks for looking!

Joan Holloway by Mike Freiheit

Mike Freiheit – Mad Men Portraits

Here’s a few portraits of my two favorite ladies from AMC’s Mad Men. Enjoy!             Thanks for looking!

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Mike Freiheit – Children’s Illustrations

These are some new pieces I’ve been working on that are more children’s and family oriented.             Thanks for looking!

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Mike Freiheit – Children’s Illustrations

These are some new pieces I’ve been working on that are more children’s and family oriented.             Thanks for looking!

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Mike Freiheit – The Globe and Mail

Here’s a piece I got to work on with the design editor over at the Globe and Mail for their Facts and Arguments section. The story was about an older gentlemen who is a musician recalling all of the hardships

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Mike Freiheit – The Globe and Mail

Here’s a piece I got to work on with the design editor over at the Globe and Mail for their Facts and Arguments section. The story was about an older gentlemen who is a musician recalling all of the hardships

Water's Edge - Mike Freiheit

Mike Freiheit – New Work

Hey y’all. Here’s a few new personal character pieces I’ve been working on. This is Coyote Jane. I’m pretty sure that Coyote is a scientist and Jane was a lounge singer until she got mixed up in something bad and

Water's Edge - Mike Freiheit

Mike Freiheit – New Work

Hey y’all. Here’s a few new personal character pieces I’ve been working on. This is Coyote Jane. I’m pretty sure that Coyote is a scientist and Jane was a lounge singer until she got mixed up in something bad and

Kenny and Tebow - Mike Freiheit

Mike Freiheit – Kenny Powers

“An open letter to Tim Tebow from Kenny Powers” for Grantland Quarterly issue 3. Was a real pleasure to get to do this! I’m a huge fan of Danny McBride and Kenny Powers, so it was amazing to get to

Kenny and Tebow - Mike Freiheit

Mike Freiheit – Kenny Powers

“An open letter to Tim Tebow from Kenny Powers” for Grantland Quarterly issue 3. Was a real pleasure to get to do this! I’m a huge fan of Danny McBride and Kenny Powers, so it was amazing to get to