Mike Riley is the cartoonist behind Mike Riley Comics and I Taste Sound. He’s also been a part of the Baltimore venues Lo-Fi Social Club and The Hexagon. He’s been hooking up these sweet cartoons you see on each episode of Height Zone World.
We had a great conversation. He described the slow process of going from a frustrated, would-be artist, to a thriving, productive artist. You can hear the gratitude he has towards everyone that helped show him the path, from club owners that let him be a part of local art shows to friends that encouraged him to keep expanding the universe of his characters.
This episode’s art is an homage to Ice-T’s Power. It all went down at The Lineup Room.