Welcome to Manic Network!

Here, you will find like-minded individuals who know how difficult it is to juggle not only creating the story, but illustrating it as well. When you as the writer are also the illustrator, you find a certain amount of freedom to draw what you want, what your inner-eye sees. But with that freedom comes the blind-sidedness of only one perspective, your own. As a group, we can offer that unique second perspective and help unleash a story's true potential. I hope you can learn from the members here as well as teach others a thing or two about the art of story-telling.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Picture This!: Writing Ailments

Picture This!: Writing Ailments: Self Diagnosis Is your writing under the weather these days? Has your get-up-and-go got up and went? Do you feel dizzy and weak each t...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The last painting for my next book! The Spy Game by JD Holiday

FINISHED my last painting for my next book! 
The Spy Game by JD Holiday
I get a lot of people asking me how I get my pictures and story into a book form.
I'm going to take pictures of each step through
my book program, Indesign CS 3 and display them on my blog so I can show them.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Title: Bright Star
Medium: Pencil
Artist: Nata Romeo ArtistaDonna

Practice sketch
I find facial features a challenge!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's a Pepperoni Palm Tree!

The Pepperoni Palm Tree
Fuze Publishing

Hey gang, it's been a while since I've been active on here but I'd like to take a moment to show everybody a project I've been working on for the last few months. It's a picture book for Fuze Publishing called, the Pepperoni Palm Tree . We have a tentative late summer, early fall release. Still lots of work left...So here's a snippet from the press release:

"An enchanting new children's book about a little boy and one extraordinary palm tree. Written by father-son team Jason Killian Meath and Aidan Patrick Meath http://jasonkillianmeath.com/with illustrations by Kirk Parrish www.kirksart.com. Discover a new friend... in a world full of coconuts! Coming soon!"

Thanks guys I hope everyone is well.
Kirk Parrish

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Traci Van Wagoner's New Book

Today, I'm celebrating. My illustrated picture book, Candy Canes in Bethlehem, is out! Yay! Eat a candy cane and celebrate a little bit of Christmas with me today on this fine May Day.

Pauline Books and Media

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Michelle Munger - New Bookcover

Hi everyone! I wanted to ask everyone a favor. A friend of mine has self-published his series books and needs a good review or two. I'm not asking you to go give him stellar 5 star reviews, but if you could go give him an honest review of his books and a nice rating. Please no trollers and please no 1 stars unless you think it's absolute crap not worthy of publishing. We are all friends here and one favor deserves another. Which means that if you write a review for him, he and I both will write reviews towards anyone else's book. We all know how hard it is to get ANY review in the beginning, so please help!
Here's the link. Coincidentally, I also did the cover art. :) He has several stories out which I also did the cover art for, so if you can take a look at those books, we'd appreciate. Most of them can be downloaded from smash words or amazon. The link is to Amazon. even if you don't read the entire thing, you can read part of it and give a judgment from that. Cankered Gold is free from smash words, the others are either free or 99 cents. Just look for them.