Learn Manga

Mark Crilley

Date, Location

    • Two Sessions!
    • Saturday, January 11, 2014
    • 1 pm - 2 pm (Grades 1-4)
    • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Grades 5-12)
    • Central Library

    DIY with Mark Crilley

    Meet Mark Crilley, author of Brody’s Ghost, Miki Falls, Akiko and the Mastering Manga drawing series. Mark will provide a hands-on drawing event, featuring anime, manga, comics and fun.

    Books for sale and signing from Bookbug

    Mark’s presentations are more than just fun and games. Between the jokes and silly voices is an ample supply of information about writing and storytelling: The art of creating characters that really seem to live and breathe; The importance of putting conflict at the heart of a story; The parallels between students being asked to rewrite assignments and authors working on the second (or third or fourth!) draft of a manuscript.

    Learn more about Crilley in this January 24, 2009, Kalamazoo Gazette article by Anne Holcomb. A Kalamazoo College graduate, Crilley says he was very fortunate to be among the last students taught by David Small during his years at Kalamazoo College.