About Kris Black

I write and draw comics and children's books.

Simple Bio in three short sentences.

I’m an author and cartoonist for comics and children's books.

My blog is about my pursuit of being a cartoonist and children’s book creator. I illustrate with a cartoon and comic book style, and I’m writing and illustrating my first two picture books.

Longer and a wee bit more boring but possibly funny Bio.

I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Studio with a concentration in Graphic Design. What a mouthful. Basically, I grew up in the southern United States, and got an art degree.

My career started as a graphic designer and illustrator for my state’s health department, eventually being promoted as the art and photography director. I managed a small crew of creative designers, writers, and photographers. I directed campaigns for print, the web, and television to promote healthy living and protecting the environment for our state citizens.

My passion is writing and illustrating comics and children’s books. It’s something I enjoy and hope to make my main gig in the future. Probably after the kids graduate from university.

Speaking of kids, I’m married to a wonderful, strong, brave, and supportive woman. Maybe you’ve heard of her? We have two smart, sweet, and beautiful kids; a couple hound dogs; but no cats—my daughter and I are allergic.

My illustration work has appeared in publications for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, American Advertising Awards of the Midlands, Augusta University Magazines, small businesses, on t-shirts and promotional material, and various websites.

I’m currently a volunteer for my local Carolinas chapter of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

Interested in the digital, traditional, and web tools I use to write and draw children’s books and comics?

Below are one of my favorite things I use to write and draw.

Drawing by Kris Black using Copic Multiliner SP technical pens

Copic Multiliner Technical Pens

These are my absolute favorite pens in the world.