Born in Leiden, Michiel de Jong studied at the Art School in Arnhem, and then at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. His first publication was in 1986 in the comic magazine Briknazarr. In 1988 he started publishing cartoons in the magazine Striptuur. In 1995 he was nominated for the HR&Onderscheiding for his study performance 'Multiple Sores'. De Jong has worked as the assistant of Hanco Kolk and Peter de Wit for several years. He drew the comic 'Mikki & Finn' in Sjosji from scripts by Martijn Daalder and Martijn Snoodijk.
Ode aan Wilhelm
He has also drawn for Zone 5300, Hello You ('De Familie Sloterdijk' with Hanco Kolk), Webber ('Bigg' with Peter de Wit) and Tina ('Karlijn', a spin-off of 'Jan, Jans en de Kinderen' by Studio Jan Kruis). He worked with Milan Hulsing on the mini-comic booklet 'Ode aan Wilhelm' for the Pincet series, and on the series 'Lana Planck' of which the first story, 'Operatie Hanuman' was published in Algemeen Dagblad in 2006.
In 2016, he was one of the six Dutch artists to draw a comic book starring Willy Vandersteen's 'Suske en Wiske' for S.O.S. Children's Villages, based on a story by a Dutch celebrity. De Jong made the story 'De charmante chirurg' with novelist Esther Verhoef. The other other artists involved were Eric Heuvel, Hanco Kolk, Gerard Leever, Romano Molenaar and Gerben Valkema.