Emmy award winning PBS Artist Mark Kistler has taught millions of people around the world how to draw in 3-D. He has starred in the PBS children's series "The Secret City With Commander Mark" 1988, "The Draw Squad" 1995, and won an Emmy for "The Imagination Station" 2012.
“I LOVE drawing with your drawing books!”
“Congratulations on your children’s PBS Emmy!”
“You’re teaching kids “The Magic Of Drawing!”
“Super! I wish I had Mark Kistler’s Drawing Books when I was 10!”
Ray Bradbury, Sci-Fi Author
“You created a FUN kids PBS show!”
Steve Wozniak, co-founder Apple Computer
“We LOVE your online Drawing Lessons!”
Livvy Stubenraunch, Voice of Young Anna, “Frozen”
Eva Bella, Voice of Young Elsa, “Frozen”
“What a GREAT kids show!”
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy
“Thank you for teaching me and my generation how to draw, and for hiring me to ink your “Imagination Station” Book when I was 15!”
Co-Founder, Penny Arcade Webcomic
Co-Founder PAX Global Gaming Conventions
“Thanks for your drawing book! You are never to old to learn!”
Chekhov, Star Trek
“Congratulations on your EMMY! I want ONE!”
DATA, Star Trek
“What a wonderful children’s PBS show! I LOVE your ART!”
Big Bird, Sesame Street
“Your passion and relentless commitment to inspiring our youth to DRAW is AWESOME!”
Ming Chen, Comic Book Men
“Your PBS Television Shows, Books, and LIVE Webcasts have inspired millions spanning multiple generations, an awesome legacy!”
Former Disney Artist, The Simpson’s
“You have INSPIRED generations of artist!”
“Beauty and The Beast”, “Mulan”, “The Little Mermaid!”
“My kids and I LOVE your drawing lessons!”
“Kung Fu Panda”, “Toy Story”, “Madagascar”
“If it weren’t for Mark Kistler and his teachings, I’m not sure I’d have the abilities I have today. Mark’s teaching is so accessible, actionable, and resonant that you’ll not only draw better but be compelled to want to draw everyday. Mark is like a giant oak tree who creates acorns that sprout into more oak trees who drop more acorns. His teaching has inspired generations and will continue to inspire generations to come.”
Comics and Storyboard Artist for Marvel/DC/Image
Director of The Ricky Gervais Show and Monster High.
Growing up drawing with Commander Mark on PBS was a very influential reason why I became a Professional Artist!”
“As an NASA artist I communicate scientists and engineers vision for space exploration to the world. The drawing skills I learned as a child watching Commander Mark on PBS where the essential building blocks for my illustration career.”
Over a million of his best selling How-to-draw books have sold around the world! Titles Including “You Can Draw In 30-Days!”, “Drawing In 3-D!”, “Learn To Draw With Commander Mark!”, “The Draw Squad!”, “Dare To Draw!”. Millions have drawn with him on his Public Television Series, his Amazon Prime Streaming series, and his YouTube channel, including Mike Krahulik (Founder Penny Arcade), Jack Moore (NASA Artist), Dan Fraga (Marvel Comics), John Giang (LucasFilm), Sam Ellis (Archer, Adventure-time). Now this new generation can learn to draw with Mark at DRAW3d.con!
Mark has presented his "Draw! Draw! Draw!" LIVE interactive K-12 Visual Arts performances at over 4,000 Schools, Art Museums, Universities, and Comic Cons around the world.
Many of Marks past students have Directed and Animated hit movies such as Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story! Tangled, Frozen, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, etc. Marks past students created the animation company Pixar, as well as winning Oscars and Emmys for their animation work. Marks past students have also gone on to engineering and architecture, designing The Los Angeles Cathederal, Manahatten skyscrapers, NASA Artists designing components for the International Space Station, and the Mars Landers.
Mark is now teaching the new generation of comic illustrators, digital game designers on his enormously popular LIVE Webcast on Facebook. He is currently on his 1,800 LIVE webcast Drawing Lesson!