Michael Cotton Russell


Michael Cotton-Russell is a Swiss illustrator and animator with a passion for ancient history. He worked on both 2d and 3d

animated productions, as well as game development, before starting in childrens publishing and illustration. He loves creating detailed illustrations with lots of mini stories hidden around the main

focus. I explore my imaginary worlds by illustrating the more mundane moments in the lives of my characters. Illustration and comic strips have become the most effective way for me to get my silly

ideas out into the big serious world we live in. Clients include David Fickling books, Simon's Cat, Helium Films, Digital Kingdom and Penguin Randomhouse


Michael Cotton Russell