Kris Black - designer, author, cartoonist, & illustrator

About Kris Black - designer, author, cartoonist & illustrator

Kris Black is a designer, author, cartoonist, and illustrator. He creates stories, products, and art for the web, comics, and children's books.

Hi! I'm Kris Black.

I'm a graphic designer, an author, and an illustrator for the web, comics, and children's books.

I have over 21 years of professional experience working for myself and in state government, corporate America, and small business.

My illustration style is heavily influenced by comic books and comic strips.

As an author, I’ve written two books to help others create their own websites. Currently, I’m writing and illustrating my first children’s book about a young scientist who gets herself into serious trouble with doughnuts.

I’m happily married with two incredible kids and two lazy dogs. I geek out over anything related to Apple, comic books, and Star Wars.

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Portrait of Kris Black  Photo by Bekah Rice

Portrait of Kris Black
Photo by Bekah Rice

My Podcast

I find it helpful sharing my struggles and successes creating art, and ultimately to keep me from being…

Driven Creatively Mad

Client List

I publish work in multiple industries including comics, education, government, and healthcare.

  • AAF of the Midlands

  • Augusta University

  • South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

  • truematter

  • University of South Carolina


I'm actively involved in my local community.

  • SCBWI: Member since 2017.

  • UX Columbia: Active member and volunteer

  • AIGA SC: Board Member from 2017-2018

  • Iron Yard: Board Member from 2015-2017


What do I use to design, code, write, and draw?
Find out about the tools I use to create my art.