Los Angeles, CA
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mister CARTOON was immersed in art from an early age. He began his career as a graffiti artist before branching into murals, album covers, logos, and now most famously known for his tattoos. His richly detailed, hand-rendered designs pull much of their inspiration from the Los Angeles of CARTOON’s youth. CARTOON’s work has helped bridge the gap between those hardscrabble beginnings and the style’s current popularity. He’s attracted a diverse and devoted fan base for his work in other media as well. The result has been highlyacclaimed gallery appearances and art shows in London, Paris, Tokyo, and beyond. Service to the community has been an essential part of CARTOON’s career, where he is active in outreach programs, sharing his knowledge with young people and devoting time to many community-based initiatives. Mister CARTOON opened his first solo show in Los Angeles on June 10, 2023 at BEYOND THE STREETS Gallery.
Portrait by Willie Toledo. BEYOND THE STREETS Los Angeles, 2023.