Mister Cartoon is a legendary tattoo artist, muralist and designer who actively shapes popular culture. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mister Cartoon began his career as a graffiti artist in the 1980s. He then went on to gain notoriety for his work on historical album covers, logos, advertisements, custom lowrider car murals and brilliant tattoos. His iconic artwork has been featured in numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Complex, Juxtapose, XXL, and GQ, and helped him form partnerships with companies such as Microsoft, Nike, MetroPCS, Rockstar Games, and Harley-Davidson.
The successful collaborations enabled Mister Cartoon and other street artists to bridge the gap between corporate America and the stigmatized street culture. His richly detailed, hand-rendered designs are inspired by the style of tattoos that originated in the streets of 1970s’ Los Angeles. Celebrities such as Eminem, Travis Barker, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Mena Suvari and Ryan Phillippe, CC Sabathia, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Carlos Boozer are among the stars that proudly wear Cartoon’s tattoo work. Mister Cartoon enjoys immense popularity in the world of fine art and has contributed paintings to many international exhibitions. His work’s marriage of beauty and grit has earned him a devoted fan base the world over.