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Mark Kistler

Actor Art Educator Artist Author Illustrator

Mark Kistler

PBS series creator/star “The Secret City,” “The New Secret City Adventures,” “The Draw Squad,” “The Imagination Station.”

Author/Illustrator published books “Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad!,” “The Secret City with Commander Mark,” “Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station,” “Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler,” “Draw! Draw! Draw,” “You Can Draw in 30-Days!”

Emmy award winning PBS Artist Mark Kistler has taught millions of people around the world how-to-draw in 3-D. Nearly a million of his best-selling How-to-draw books are in print, and millions have visited his site

Mark has presented his “Draw! Draw! Draw!” LIVE interactive draw-along performance at over 7,000 schools, PBS Stations, Comic Conventions, Libraries, and Art Museums around the world.

Many of Marks past students have Directed and Animated - Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story! Tangled, Frozen, and many more.

Marks past students created the animation company Pixar, as well as winning Oscars and Emmys for their animation work. Marks past students have also gone on to engineering and architecture, designing The Los Angeles Cathederal, Manahatten skyscrapers, components for the International Space Station, and the Mars Landers. Jerzy Drozd, and Mike Krahulic of Penny Arcade, and Ming Chen of Comic Book Men, are included in Marks long list of inspired alumni.

Mark is now teaching the new generation of comic illustrators, digital game designers, and animators how to draw via his LIVE weekly online webcasts, Mark invites comic illustrators from around the world to “beam in” LIVE to be a featured guest artists.


Secret City

Imagination Station

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