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I created a second MySpace.com page in an effort to promote my artistic skills (and get paid for them in the process). So if you'd like to check it out please go to: www.myspace.com/artbymike

If you or someone you know needs a logo, design, brochure, banner, tattoo design, business card, icon, avatar, or anything else Graphic Design related then please check my site out.

And, as always, the following links will take you to my online store and eCard site--with the latter I get 1 cent for every eCard that is sent, so please send as many as you can to your friends/family/whomever! Thanks for your support!

Come visit my store on CafePress!

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art_by_mike

Also, I recently created another CafePress.com store, only this one is under a different name and theme. The name is Paranormal Pete and he's basically this guy who travels the world in search of photographic evidence of the paranormal (be it Bigfoot, aliens, ghosts, whatever) I play the part of "Pete" and the "photographic evidence" you'll see on the site is done with Photoshop.

Now, a lot of people may look down on this (me faking photos), but the main reason I chose this way of advertising is because of two things: the wonderful film THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and the recent rash of leprechaun sightings in Mobile, Alabama.

Regarding THE BLAIR WITCH, it was shear brilliance on the filmmakers' parts to sell the movie as real by first building up the legend of the Blair Witch through first the website and the mockumentry CURSE OF THE BLAIR WITCH, which aired on the SciFi Channel about a week before the movie opened. Both of these mediums reported the events that happened in the film as real, and this is part of the reason why the film became such a huge success.

As for the leprechaun of Mobile...well, who knows what that's all about. But right away people wanted to cash in on the craze by selling T-shirts of the "witness sketch" of the little green guy. (It's funny b/c when I lived in SC we had reports of a lizard man that supposedly attacked this teenager, and once the news got out everyone and their grandmother had a story to tell. And--suprise, surprise--that's when people started making T-shirts and bumber stickers of the "creature".)

And so, I am simply doing the same. The fake stories that accompany the fake photos are simple tools used to sell my products. In no way are they supposed to encourage or discourage others who may or may not believe in the paranormal. I am not indorsing this phenomanon; I am simply providing entertainment (hence the reason why I am selling them under the catagory of "Fantasy/Science Fiction".)

I appologize to anyone who becomes offended or disenchanted by my photos. You have been warned.

So go to Paranormal Pete's Place for all of your [fake] paranormal needs.

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Michael Fralin
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Current Residence: South Carolina
Favourite genre of music: Jazz, Alternative...everything really!
Favourite style of art: Photomanipulations, landscapes
Operating System: Safari
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: Aeon Flux, Ren & Stempy, The Family Guy
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linxo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Hello! Thanks a lot for the fav on Gwen Stacy as Spider Woman :D 
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving.
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ChillyAcademicIV Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite, I appreciate it :>!
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TheGurch Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Hey there thanks for the watch, the faves and most of all for leaving comments, i really really appreciate it a ton! 
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Agentnorth1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
thanks mucho for the fav sorry for the late reply just returned from training :3
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Cagnaccio87 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on Freddy. :pringles:
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ComicInks Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav, I appreciate it :-)
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PacoZarco Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thanks for the favs, Michael!...Take care.
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EisArt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Michael Myers fav!!
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the Watch
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