Michael Jantze

Seattle, WA

MICHAEL JANTZE is an American cartoonist and illustrator, best known as the author of the syndicated newspaper comic strip, “The Norm.”

Michael earned a degree in film, worked as a documentary filmmaker, newspaper graphic editor and then visual effects art director at ILM, all while creating comics. “The Norm” was syndicated daily to newspapers by King Features Syndicate and is now weekly on the GoComics website. Jantze Studios worked on creating character-based animation for clients as diverse as YouTube, King Features Syndicate, Hilton Hotels, Joe Murray, Lawerence Kasdan, and Humana. He is currently an art director at Amazon Publishing in Seattle.

You can read the new weekly strips at and can see inside Studio Jantze at

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