Studio Interview with kidlit authorstrator Mark Pett

In The Studio With Authorstrator Mark Pett

taught by Mark Pett
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Dima Eichhorn

Victoria Wordsworth

Mark Pett Interview

The interview is well thought out and shares many layers of the creative process of this successful “authorstrator.” Overall, very inspiring - and it was especially nice that he introduces his assistant and credits her role in his work flow, helpi...

Mohamed Mbaye

Dima Eichhorn

Victoria Wordsworth

The interview is well thought out and shares many layers of the creative process of this successful “authorstrator.” Overall, very inspiring - and it was especially nice that he introduces his assistant and credits her role in his work flow, helpi...

Mohamed Mbaye

Jonathan Anderson

Everette Watkins

Anna McGregor

Kelly Paries

Very Good advice. I love how he encourages us to keep working every day.

Shauna Bradford

It was so nice to see an “authastrator” in his environment. I was able to take notes on the equipment he was using and add them to my wish list. Thank you!

margie yoder

Todd Ackerman

Wow, The amount of valuable information in these two videos alone! I was very pleased with the pace of it. Mark Pett is an inspiration!

Jianci Liang

Thank you so much for sharing! It was great to know something about the artist and what he has had finished in the past or working on. I am just curious how the artist came up with the idea for his project? Something that intrigued him to make it...

Cindy Rodella Purdy

Jann Pinnick

I ENJOYED SEEING HOW YOU WORK, MARK.

Emilia Czaszke-Jaloszynska

A super helpful and honest insight into a life of a creator! I loved the way he lets the viewer have a glimpse of his current projects, his working environment and the way he gets about telling his stories! I found it both inspiring and encouragin...

Elizabeth Parziale

This made my spirit so happy. Video looked great, brilliant take a way points, this artist is very inspirational and this was just right length to watch in one sitting. Perfect, more please!!

Sam Pernoski

Spencer Hale

Thanks Mark for such an inspiring lesson. I really liked the format of the video. I felt like a friend just having a chat with you. The words of advice and quotes at the end really brought it home for me. Thanks Mark & SVS!

Samantha Fry

Geoffrey Gordon

I really like the term authorstrator, this one was short but very insightful. I think I may take up watercolour again and watercolour pencils. Gave me a really good idea of the broader picture and inspired a few ideas of my own. :)

Shanda McCloskey

I had never thought much applying minimal writing principles to the illustrations. Hearing Pett talk about that was my biggest takeaway! I also enjoyed the look into his process, tools, and space... a lot. The whole assistant thing blew my mind, ...

Juan Ayala

I found this to have been a very refreshing listen. Taking a seat back and listening to a professional like Mark Pett speak on his role, process and wisdom as an author/illustrator was a treat.

Donella Ly

This was the best 40 minutes spent. As a newbie, this was incredibly helpful to better understand the illustrating process. It was particularly useful understanding the beauty in paring down work into simple forms to better communicate/storyte...

S.R. Willems

Bettina Banz

Tanja Stephani

This was such an inspiring Interview, I really want more of them!!!! Thank you for this Idea to speak with other illustrators!

Marco Morgado dos Santos

It really gives you the guts to start making something of your own. I found it very helpful this simple yet so rich interview on so many topics: Idea breeding; Art managers/editors and work assistants; The tools; The actual process of making a [c...

Brad Newman

Mark Pett
Mark Pett
Authorstrator

About the instructor

Writer and illustrator Mark Pett makes books. He is the “authorstrator” of This Is My Book!, Lizard From the Park, The Boy and the Airplane, The Girl and the Bicycle, and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. Before books, he created the syndicated comic strips Mr. Lowe and Lucky Cow. Mark lives in the Mountain West.

Learn from a professional

Mark Pett has been writing and illustrating his own children's books since 2011, and before that he spent 9 years writing and drawing his own syndicated comic strips. In this video interview you'll see what its like to be a professional writer and illustrator and learn valuable insights and concepts from his experience.

This course covers:

  • Overview of Mark Pett's journey as an author and illustrator.
  • Mark's thoughts on what to send to publishers.
  • A look into Mark's process of creating a children's book.
  • Concepts such as simplicity and clarity in storytelling, and the importance of capturing the essence of a drawing.
  • Mark's advice to creators both new and experienced. 

This class includes:

  • 2 video (36 minutes total)
  • Due to an equipment malfunction in Video 2 (2:55-8:58) the audio is poorer quality . 

Course Contents

2 Videos