Michael Sloan
Welcome to the New World
I’m currently working with the author Jake Halpern on Welcome to the New World, a graphic narrative that documents the lives of a Syrian refugee family who have recently arrived in the U.S. It appears frequently in The New York Times / Sunday Review. You can see all the episodes at
"Where Are All the Other Muslims?" published 2/26/2017.
Travels of Nimbus paintings
Here are some of my paintings on wood panel featuring Nimbus, the character from my graphic novels and comics. The paintings are about 14" x 20", and are based on my Travels of Nimbus series that I've been working on for several years. I love working on these paintings. They take about 6-8 weeks to complete and require a more relaxed way of working that is a nice complement to editorial assignments with quick deadlines. I'm preparing for 2 exhibits in the next year and am in a groove to complete several more of these soon.
To see more of this work, visit my Zen of Nimbus website.
Aldo's Dream.

Nimbus and the Wright Glider.

Nimbus and the Gargoyle.

Nimbus and the Amsterdam Concert.

Nimbus in Gotham.

Nimbus on the Carousel of Disgruntled Animals.

WSJ Watch Man
Here are some of my illustrations for The Wall Street Journal's Watch Man column. I really enjoy working on these with the art director Derek Eng. I'm learning a lot about luxury watches.
Watch repair and servicing. My sketches are below.

Dive watches for people that don't get wet. My sketches are below.

The Swiss aren't the only luxury watchmakers.

Swiss watches are a bargain right now.

Nimbus in the NY Times

Nimbus (the character from my graphic novels and comics) makes a rare appearance in his bathing attire at the 14th Street YMCA in one of two illustrations that appeared in the metropolitan section of The New York Times this past weekend. 

Recent Articles

The Travels of Nimbus (17)

The New York Times Op-Ed Letters Art (102)

Nimbus in the Newspaper (18)

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