Mike loves comics. For 25 years he's worked for the government in natural resource protection and in his spare time as a community activist for public education. That said, the challenges for the next generation are ginormous. So Mike keeps trying to find ways to educate, enthrall and inspire others to action through comics. In 2010 he organized a trip of 20 Portlanders to Bear Witness to the ecological and social devastation caused by the BP oil spill. As a result, he edited the critically acclaimed (by some) graphic novel Oil and Water. Brilliantly written and drawn by Steve Duin and Shannon Wheeler and published Fantagraphics Books. Now Mike can no longer sit still till he does it again.