Hi! I’m Mike Kloran. 

I make everything you see here on the site. Although I’m from Brooklyn, New York, I now live and work in Tokyo, Japan where I teach, work out, raise my son, and desperately try to keep up with the bills. 

My English Images is a way for me to get feedback and improve my teaching and course materials. Most importantly, it’s a chance to share creativity with students and teachers all over the world as a way of saying thank you for all the great ideas others have shared with me. 

About Me

Mike Running

I love running  events like half marathons and cross country races. For me, the absolute best is the obstacle course race. I’ve run a number of Spartan races and can’t wait to run  a lot more. 

Global Work Kids

My greatest accomplishment is my son. He’s the coolest kid I’ve ever met and if you’ve been to shops in Japan, his picture was probably smiling at you. 

About the Images

Yes. I typically make illustrations for my own projects however I do sometimes make images for clients. To do this, I follow a simple process, listen to your ideas, sketch them out for your approval, ink them, color them, and finally deliver the final work to you. 


Illustration Process

Traditionally, I do a pencil sketch, then add ink. Finally, I add color. But these days, I’m playing around with an iPad pro and an Apple pencil. 

pencil sketch
color image

You’re already on the site, why not check out my best work in some of these books?

That depends on the image. Feel free to get in touch. It never hurts to ask. You might have a project I’d be really interested in helping you with. 

That depends on the project. Some projects require a simple, single image, and others are more time consuming with lots of details and special information. 

Generally speaking, a single quarter page image costs about a hundred dollars.