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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jim Brenneman at the New York State Fair

One of my favorite things to do at this time of the year is to go to the NY State Fair and take a sketchbook. It's amazing how many unique characters you run into.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Manic Network Interviews: Am Interview with Lisa J. Michaels!

Hi Lisa, Welcome and thank you for being here today!

What inspired you to take an interest in art?
When I was finally old enough to sit up by myself, I'd sit next my father, (who was an architect) and watch him draw little trees and bushes around his houses. You could say I got an early start in my art education! The fine details always fascinated me.

Friday, August 12, 2011

JD'S Writers Blog: My Work in Progress! The third picture for my new picture book

JD'S Writers Blog: My Work in Progress! "I haven't a clue what the background for this picture with be. I'll come up with it though. :D  I'm using Corel Painter.It has a cool tool called Straight Line Strokes to make the rope. http://t.co/mdIzv3y.."

Friday, August 5, 2011

An Interview with Michelle Munger

An Interview with Michelle Munger: "The first question that is probably on everyone's mind is why you started Manic Network, can you tell us a little about it?
Manic Network was just something I needed to do. When I first started seriously considering writing and illustrating, I went to a conference in LA to figure things out. I found it very difficult to choose classes because they were either geared toward writing or illustrating but never both. Read the rest of Michelle's interview at: http://manicnetworkinterviews.blogspot.com/

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Just a small something to say Hi!
Thanks, its Great to be a part of this group:)