Welcome! You’ll find interviews with children’s book illustrators here, tips on drawing, painting and illustration and a few notes on the children’s publishing scene — aspects changing and unchanging.
He’s the author-illustrator of Raising ‘La Belle’: The Story of the ‘La Salle Shipwreck‘, which won the 2003 Spur Award for the best juvenile nonfiction book. His two other books for upper elementary and middle grade readers are Seeing Stars and The Mustang Professor.
His articles have appeared in American Artist and the magazines Watercolor, Drawing and Workshop. His ink and watercolor illustrations have appeared in his and others’ books and the children’s magazines Appleseeds, Cobblestone, Faces and Footsteps and Cricket.
Mark teaches classes in children’s book illustration at the Art School of the Austin Museum of Art-Arthouse and through his online course Make Your Splashes — Make Your Marks! You can reach him here or his Facebook page, How to illustrate a Children’s Book. He lives in Austin, Texas.