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Michael Witte

Author of Otter Nonsense

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Michael Witte is one of America's preeminent comic illustrators. Witte is a native of St. Louis and was Art Editor of his university's humor magazine. After flunking out his senior year (he eventually returned to graduate), Witte moved to New York City where he serendipitously discovered that a market existed for his non-academic talents. His work has since appeared in national publications such as The New Yorker, TIME, Harper's, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Fortune, Money, Business Week, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine among many others. 

The recipient of numerous art direction awards, Witte has also garnered a PAGE ONE Award from the Newspaper Guild of New York and consecutive National Headliner Awards as America's top illustrator.

Witte is the father of three sons and resides in South Nyack, NY with his psychologist wife, Sally and fiercely protective lap dog, Bernie.
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