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Jesse Michaels (born April 2, 1969) is a songwriter, guitarist and artist from Berkeley, California's East Bay. He is the son of the late author Leonard Michaels. His lyrics deal with politics, racism, and general social issues.

He is most famously known for his work in bands Operation Ivy and most recently Common Rider.

Michaels is also regarded as a talented artist, responsible for designing Operation Ivy's well-known and widely-recognized "Ska Man" logo as well as other artwork for the album. In addition to drawing logos, album covers and other assorted art for his own musical projects, his artwork has been used by bands such as Filth, Neurosis, Green Day and Against All Authority.

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