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mikie poland is a visual artist from the midwest. he received his bfa from the school of the art institute of chicago one hundred thousand years ago. he is a maker of zines, drawings, paintings, screenprints, and sculptures. sometimes he makes videos, websites, or clothes. mikie makes a large majority of the visual art for the semi-annual music festival, CROPPED OUT in louisville, kentucky. he travels with his two bands GIVING UP and STATE CHAMPION on a regular basis. he is also co-founder of a designer button business, TUSHOODLES.COM. he does a large amount of design for bands, not limited to the tight-knit music community at SOPHOMORE LOUNGE RECORDS, which is a record label he whole-heartedly invests his time in. his work ranges in subjects such as worrying about the end of the world, being upset at how your hair looks, trying not to feel brain washed, embracing being brain washed, and being overly concerned with people you think are pretty. Other content includes ideas of being really stoked on feeling like you are a positive force in the universe, bad vibes, feeling lazy, feeling frustrated, being bummed, and cracking yourself up in the bathtub. mikie is 5'11, 160 lbs, and for all he knows, has a clean bill of health.