DEAS, Mike




Author Tags: Illustration, Kidlit & Young Adult

In Mike Deas' graphic novel for young readers, Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus (Orca, 2011) two aliens arrive in a West Coast community where the fishing industry is dying. They must save their own alien world from disaster as well as the town. It was shortlisted for the 2012 Christie Harris Illustration Prize.

Deas' follow-up is I, Witness (Orca 2012), a teen graphic novel by Norah McClintock, about two teens who witness a violent murder and then are pursued by the killers. $16.95 9781554697892

A graduate of Capilano College's Commercial Animation program, Mike Deas of Victoria illustrated Liam O'Donnell's story for the graphic novel Wild Ride (Orca 2007), for ages 8-12, followed by O'Donnell's Ramp Rats (Orca 2008) and Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede (Orca 2015)), the first book in the Tank & Fizz mystery series about two crime-solvers who must outwit their eight-legged principal to clear the name of the school janitor, Mr. Snag, after monsters have unleashed acidic ooze and goop under Rockfall Mountain. It was followed by Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Battling Bots (Orca 2016); and Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Missing Image (Orca 2017).

O'Donnell and Mike Deas also collaborated for Power Play: A Graphic Guide Adventure ($9.95) about democracy.

Other titles illustrated by Mike Deas include Media Meltdown (Orca, 2009), Food Fight (Orca, 2010) and Power Play (Orca, 2011).

[BCBW 2015] "Illustration"