He occasionally reviews movies for The Oregonian and appeared most Fridays for six-and-half years on the "Cort & Fatboy" podcast. He's also written and drawn two comic strips for The Oregonian's A&E section -- the evil instructional comic "Mr. Do & Mr. Don't" and the nonfiction comic "CulturePulp," in which Mike renders PDX cultural events (and himself) in cartoon form.
In 2011, Russell started a webcomic called "The Sabertooth Vampire." In 2012, Dark Horse Comics printed a few one-page Sabertooth Vampire strips in issues 12, 14, and 15 of its flagship anthology book "Dark Horse Presents."
Every once in a while, the Portland Opera has invited Russell and a bunch of other cartoonists to dress rehearsals and lets them draw whatever they want. Russell usually attempts to draw a "live comics adaptation" of the show, sketched entirely during the rehearsal. These were recently collected in the minicomic "Opera, Drawn Quickly."
He once wrote an essay about being adopted called "The Bastard Spawn Speaks."
He has written several educational comics. This includes co-writing (with economist Joe Cortright) a comic-book primer on cluster economic theory called "Clusters and Your Economy: An Illustrated Introduction," illustrated by Adrian Wallace and published in 2013 by Reg X and the University of Southern Denmark.
His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Willamette Week, The Portland Mercury, In Focus Magazine, The DVD Journal, Ain't It Cool News, Bookslut and a handful of comic books. He very occasionally updates a list of all the stuff he's written and drawn right here.
You can also find him on Twitter.