Mark Crilley

MARK CRILLEY was raised in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, he traveled to Taiwan and Japan, where he taught English for nearly five years. It was during his stay in Japan that he created Akiko. In 1998, Mark Crilley was named to Entertainment Weekly’s “It List” of the 100 most creative people in entertainment. VIsit him online at MarkCrilley.com.

Articles by Mark Crilley

30 Drawing and Painting Secrets

A few years ago, I uploaded a video to YouTube called “Realism Challenge: Crumpled Paper.” It opened on a small sheet of white paper on the left side of the screen, which I picked up and lightly crumpled. It was a simple enough idea. But something about it captured people’s attention.