• New York-based artist and animator.

• Currently studying animation at the School of Visual Arts.


• Born on Long Island, NY, I have been a student of the visual arts as far back as I can recall.

• Inspired by anything and everything that tickles my fancy, from video games, to comics, to clay models.

• I seek to entertain people the same way these things entertained me- by instilling both hopeful and youthful joy and wonder in my artwork and cartoons.

• I am a proficient artist and animator in both digital art as well as pixel art, with extensive histories working in both mediums.

Get in Touch!

• Got questions, work inquiries, or just want to say hello? I can be reached by any of the following:

Gmail | miketonaart@gmail.com
Twitter | @mitsamemario
Tumblr | miketona.tumblr.com

Character Design


Miles and Anne will do whatever it takes to get their hands on any treasure they’ve got their eyes on- even if they’re not the only eyes looking

Commissioned Work

Commissioned characters and artwork

Personal Work

Personal, small-scale projects and fan art

Vis Dev- Super Mario Bros.

Character and world reimaginings based off of the 1985 Nintendo video game

Pixel Art

LUCKY CATCH!! Gaze of the Eye

Orignal game concepts + animations

Commissioned Work

Examples of paid work for clients

Personal Work

Personal, small-scale projects and fan art



Thesis film created in final year at SVA - animated amongst a team of 6 in pixel art


Short film animatic produced in 3nd year animation class at SVA


Short film produced in 2nd year animation class at SVA - animated in rough pixel art

RhythmJam - Mario Kart

Animated in Adobe After Effects with hand drawn pixel art

Class Assignments

Short animations made for in-class assignments at SVA


Print Designs

Designed as posters, t-shirts, etc.

Commissioned Work

Examples of paid work for clients