8 episodes

For more than 20 years I’ve been driving myself creatively mad, searching for the best way to tell stories. Join me as I document all my failures and successes of becoming an author and illustrator of children's literature.

Driven Creatively Mad Kris Black

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    • 4.7, 3 Ratings

For more than 20 years I’ve been driving myself creatively mad, searching for the best way to tell stories. Join me as I document all my failures and successes of becoming an author and illustrator of children's literature.

    DCM 8: It's Been a Year Since Season 1

    DCM 8: It's Been a Year Since Season 1

    Catch up on what I've been doing for the last year since season 1. What's the status of my children's book? What have I been doing?

    • 8 min
    DCM 7: Preparing for What's Next

    DCM 7: Preparing for What's Next

    I talk about my current community involvement with AIGA SC, illustrations for a secret project, drawing a comic strip for Inktober, and the next two children's book stories I plan to write.

    • 24 min
    DCM 6: Children's Book Conference Recap, Getting Productive, and Commenting

    DCM 6: Children's Book Conference Recap, Getting Productive, and Commenting

    After more than a month hiatus, I come back with a follow-up about my experience at the children's literature conference, my new obsession with getting productive on my Mac, and a wonderful review left on iTunes.

    • 28 min
    DCM 5: Character Design Illustrating and Postcard Promotion

    DCM 5: Character Design Illustrating and Postcard Promotion

    I've been working intensely on character design for my children's book main character. I begin creating an illustration for a promotional postcard to share with publishing companies and the conference facility.

    • 17 min
    DCM 4: It's Now Time to Illustrate My Children's Book

    DCM 4: It's Now Time to Illustrate My Children's Book

    I finally made it to episode 4! A brief recap of my summer 2017 project, creating a children's book. I discuss my process I take to create my illustrations for the children's book.

    • 21 min
    DCM 3: My Process for Writing My First Picture Book for Children

    DCM 3: My Process for Writing My First Picture Book for Children

    Find out about the process and the app I'm using to write my first picture book as I prepare to submit my manuscript for a critique at a children's literature conference.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Goodwill72 ,

Driven to listen to every episode!

Kris, listened to your first two episodes on my way to work (which meant sitting in the parking lot to finish the second and writing this review).

As the owner of two dozen half-baked (or unbaked) websites to represent the many facets of Will, I can relate 100% to the content of your podcast.

Looking forward to listening to more. Having listened to just two episodes, I'm already hearing your voice ease and you settling into a comfort zone.

Great work!

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