Tools & Resources

A descriptive list of the digital, traditional, and web tools Kris Black uses to write and draw children’s books and comics.

Digital Tools

Any writing, drawing, or designing I do begins or will eventually end up on a device. Here is a list of hardware and software tools I use in my day-to-day work.

Computers & Devices

Software & Apps

I like evaluating new apps to see if I can streamline my productivity or enhance my workflows. Sometimes I discuss how I use these apps on episodes of my podcast, Driven Creatively Mad.

Traditional Tools

As an artist, it’s near impossible to get away from writing, sketching, and creating finalized art on paper. Here is an assortment of art supplies I use on a day-to-day basis.


Lines & Colors

Ever since I started using an iPad Pro in late 2016 I’ve cut back on my use of traditional media. I almost exclusively rely on creating my artwork digitally. I’m not sure if this has made me a better artist, but I do like the convenience an iPad Pro and the XP-Pen display affords me with drawing tools in various apps.

Web Tools

I use a variety of web services and applications to publish and share my products, artwork, and writing. Also listed are financial services and apps I use to run my business.


  • G Suite for email, calendar, and online file storage

Domain Names