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Mark Anderson is a professional cartoonist and educator. His high-energy classes emphasize hands-on creativity, sharing with classmates, and finding the funny in any situation.
Alphabet Animals (ages 5-8)
Creative Cartooning (ages 8-12)
Creative Cartooning 2 (ages 8-12)
Advanced Cartooning (ages (12+)
His cartoons appear in publications including: Reader’s Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Forbes and Harvard Business Review.
Clients include: The National Geographic Society, Scholastic, GM, GE, and NASA.
Mark has been a featured speaker at the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Awards, spoken at the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning, delivered seminars on Success in Comics, and written for the International Journal of Comic Art. He is syndicated online by Universal Uclick. (He even has a cartoon in the Smithsonian Museum of American History!)
We had Mark out for back-to-back programs this summer and he was a hit with both kids and parents (we had a few adults sit in to our K-2 program). Mark was extremely responsive via email and a pleasure in person. Programs were engaging, fun and age-appropriate for the skill-level. Would highly recommend if you are looking to add an art program to your schedule.
We love Mark at HPPL. Mark is great with kids and they really learn a lot during his programs! The Alphabet Animals program we hosted was very well received - especially because so many workshops do not accommodate kids at this age level. We have also had him for the Creative Cartooning workshop which was excellent. We use his tutorials for our DIY drawing tables and kids enjoy being able to follow the steps on their own as well. He even left our whiteboard in better condition than when we started with his magic cleaner!