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.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Manic Network Interviews: An Interview with Aidana WillowRaven


Manic Network Interviews: An Interview with Aidana WillowRaven: "Hi Aidana, and thank you for giving us this interview. How young were you when you knew you were an artist? Start off with the hard one, lol!" at http://manicnetworkinterviews.blogspot.com/

Please follow our interviews!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Michelle Munger


This is the main character in a YA I'm working on.

Comic-Con arrival day JIM BRENNEMAN

Arriving at the San Diego Comic-Con has always been one of the most exciting parts of the experience. When you cross the street and see the crowds waiting to get in all dressed in various costumes and the banners from all your favorite Comic Book companies displayed everwhere it almost verges on a religious experience. Although I won't be going this year some of my characters decide to go anyway.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hello fellow pictureworders!


Hoping to post some new work up here soon for discussion! In the meantime, here is a knight with lettuce for a head. Cheers!

from Mark Mitchell

I like the look of the new Manic Network blog! Happy to be part of this group!

Anyone doing the Sketchbook Project 2012 World Tour? http://www.arthousecoop.com/

A bunch of us from the Austin SCBWI chapter made a pact to participate.

-Mark
http://HowToBeAChildrensBookIllustrator.Wordpress.com

Monday, July 11, 2011

W-I-P Diana Ting Delosh

M-m-m-m Cupcakes!
ink & watercolor
© Diana Ting Delosh
Just wanted to say Howdy to all my fellow illustrators/Writers on Manic and share a peek of the current picture book dummy that I'm working on. I have 10 tight sketches and 1.5 finished paintings more to do not to mention lot's of tweaking of text.
dianadelosh.com
dtdelosh.blogpot.com

Friday, July 8, 2011