Cliff Mott was excited to join animation studio, Rankin Bass, as a storyboard artist in his first professional experience. Upon the studio’s retirement, Cliff followed fellow Pratt Institute compatriots Rick Altergott and Dan Clowes to Cracked magazine in support of new editor Mort Todd’s reinvention of that title. Soon after joining as art director, Cliff was honored to work with cartooning legends John Severin, Don Martin, and Steve Ditko among countless talented artists and writers, helping bring new heights to the magazine’s history.

Applying that experience has been key to Cliff’s success as a freelance artist with clients ranging from the New York Post, Reader’s Digest, and Playboy. Cliff has designed logos for  Marvel Entertainment, including Kiss and Bob Marley titles. Specializing in humorous caricatures, Cliff has drawn musical artists from ABBA to Zappa and provided marketable images for artists like The Loser’s Lounge,The Fleshtones, Dictators, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the late Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.

Cliff enjoyed his first solo art show at Fuse Gallery in support of the illustrations used in the Punk Rock Book Of Lists and was subsequently invited to a group show at the Never Records installation at the former Tower Records location. He is eager to show art from the Heavy Metal Book Of Lists and the last in the series, the Official Book of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Lists.

Cliff lives in Brooklyn with his terrific wife, Arlene, fantastic daughters, Thalia and Violet, and kooky canine, Kovacs.

"Cliff Mott's visual style is such a joy to behold. Clean bold lines brimming with energy. An economy of style that never fails to definitively capture the subject. The fun leaps off the page. Cliff carries the torch of great American illustration. Plus, I like the way he draws the monsters and the pretty girls." —
Jon Spencer, Blues Explosion

"Mott's illustration for the Punk Rock Book of Lists are the best reason to buy that product, but the sheer talent evident in every brush-stroke is the reason any sane art-collector should buy a piece of his original artwork." — John Holmstrom

"F#@%&ing Genius!" — Handsome Dick Manitoba

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