Day is probably best known in Mississippi for his
long and successful dance
However, he was originally a popular sports cartoonist,
graphic designer and newspaper advertising artist.
Mike attended Hinds Junior College
in Raymond, MS where he entered
the Commercial Design and Advertising
program. Along with his studies,
he was Public Relations Chairman
for the student government and served
as the advertising artist and cartoonist
for the college's newspaper. In
his first year with "The Hindsonian,"
he received the first place awards
for both advertising design and
cartooning from the Mississippi
Junior College Press Association.
He also was recognized as the first
place Junior College cartoonist
in the nation from the Columbia
Scholastic Press Association in
1982, he began his training as
a professional Ballroom dance
instructor and competitor. His
graphic art and cartooning career
was sidelined by a long career
as a dance instructor, competitor,
choreographer, performer &
thirty years later, encouraged
by his wife, Lisa, he answered
an advertisement for the position
of editorial cartoonist for the
Free Press". It
was a challenge having not drawn
professionally for three decades,
but he finally returned to his
original artistic roots.
two years with the Free Press,
Mike moved on to pursue painting,
graphic design and custom screen
He and Lisa also operate Dance
Connection Ballroom Dance Center.
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