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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Myke Feinman  

Pen Name: None

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Born: in 1966 in

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Illinois Connection

Feinman lives in Streator, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Feinman is editor of Bio Fuels, a magazine based in Decatur, Illinois. He's worked at The Streator Voice, The Paperof Dwight, Illinois, The Daily Times of Ottawa, Illinois, The Times-Pressof Streator, the Kankakee Daily Journal and the Herscher Press/Reddick Essex Courier. He is author /illustrator for two graphic novels and has written a children's book.


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Titles At Your Library

The Crystal Skull Files : A First Amendment Fable for All Ages
ISBN: 0966497414

Ink & Feathers Comics. 1998

Humor, adventure, and romance in the 1930s. Appeals to juveniles and adults alike. Contains political satire and factual information such as the five basic freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. The Crystal Skull Files, published as a trade paperback with 152 pages of comics features a full-color front and back cover and measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches. There is an 82-page graphic novel (novel-length comic book story) about the First Amendment feature Myke Feinman's maverick journalist Terry Freedom. The story is set in 1936 and is a sequel to Feinman's first graphic novel, The Mask Conspiracy published in 1991. The book also contains comics by many other cartoonists, including a drawing by Mad Magazine and Groo the Wanderer cartoonitst Sergio Araganes who drew a portrait of Terry Freedom in the special Terry Freedom gallery. The gallery features the talents of many famous and not-so-famous cartoonists.

The story takes Freedom and his band of adventurer/journalists across the globe to foil the plans of a crazy scientist who plans to blow up the moon in order to control the world's weather patterns.

Read how Freedom joins forces with the beautiful spy Amelia Goodheart as she and his crew search for the mystery behind the crystal skull. The skull is a bio-crystaline computer which contains data that, if it falls into the wrong hands, could be disastrous for mankind.

And find out how Freedom's carrier duck, Marvin, saves his life many times in this adventure.

And what about the lovely Penelope Popolopolus, the Greek Amazon with the strength of 10 men, who is 100 percent woman? Will she ever convince the bachelor Terry Freedom to marry her?

Read about Freedom's robot, Rustbucket, who discovers how to handle himself on News-Hunt missions. Will Rustbucket be able to escape from a pit of man-eating alligators and save the lives of the spy Amelia and Freedom's competitor, Rambo Stoopnagel?

The Mask Conspiracy
ISBN: 9991205101

Ink & Feathers Comics. 1991

In Search of the First Teddy Bear
ISBN: 0966497449

Ink & Feathers Comics. 2002

In Search of the First Teddy Bear is a whimsical tale using photographs, and newspaper stories that were "published" 100 years ago about a teddy bear who goes back in time 100 years. He is on a mission to discover which company created the first teddy bear, Ideal Toy and Novelty of America (founded by Rose and Morris Michtom of New York) or Steiff of Germany.

Both claim to have created the first toy bear now known as the teddy bear. First, the teddy bear from 2002, called Schaumburg, travels back to Nov. 14, 1902, and visits with Theodore Roosevelt who is hunting for bears in Mississippi. Schaumburg is caught, hit over the head, then tied to a tree. The President is offered Schaumburg to shoot, but Roosevelt refuses to shoot the bear. Two days later, Washington Post Cartoonist Clifford Berryman draws Roosevelt refusing to shoot the bear, which in turn inspires Rose and Morris Michtom to create "Teddy's Bear."

Schaumburg visits Berryman as well as the Michtoms and Steiffs to discover who made the first teddy bear.

The ending will surprise everyone.

The Teddy Bear Conspiracies
ISBN: 141344069X

Xlibris Corp. 2004

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