Already as a child Mike Kunkel wanted to draw cartoons and one can say that he made this wish come true phenomenally. Kunkel has worked for studios like Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Sony Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Studios. For his comic book "Herobear and the kid" he has twice won the Oscar of the comic industry, the Eisner Award. As a designer, he also received the Annie Award for Best Character Design for the Juniper Lee series. In other words, Kunkel brings 25 years of experience in the animation industry to VIECC!