His starring roles as Commander Mark and Captain Mark in the hit children's public television series The Secret City, The Draw Squad, and The New Secret City Adventures, have been enjoyed in eighteen countries by over forty million viewers. His most recent self-produced public television series, Mark Kistler's Imagination Station, has aired on over one hundred Public Television stations nationwide.
Mark has written and illustrated many popular children's drawing books with Simon & Schuster Publishers, Learn to Draw with Commander Mark, Mark Kistler's Draw Squad, The Imagination Station, and Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler. With Scholastic Publishers, his four book children's series is titled Dare to Draw in 3-D!
As a result of his television series and drawing books, Mark Kistler has generated over one million letters and emails containing 3-D drawings from children around the world.
Mark deeply believes that learning how to draw in 3-D builds a child's critical thinking skills while nourishing self-esteem. His positive messages on self-image, goal setting, dream questing, environmental awareness and the power of reading have inspired millions of children to discover their awesome individual potential.
Mark lives with his children in Texas, United States.
Mark wishes his family could have cats, he loves cats, unfortunately Mark is so allergic to cats that if he pets one, his eyes start watering like a crying baby.
Mark's favorite household chore is laundry. Least favorite is washing the dog.
If you are still reading this it means that you are:
A: Really into learning how-to-draw in 3-D.
B: A very smart and clever elementary school assembly programs coordinator doing an impressive job of researching possible assembly presenters for your kids school and it's probably 2:15am and you are so tired, thinking "how did I get roped into this volunteer cultural arts program chairperson again?!"
C: One of Mark's children trying to find typos on Dad's website for 25 cents each.
More About Mark
Houston Chronicle | Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette | Albuquerque Tribune
Grand Rapids Press | Redding Searchlight | CY-Fair People Magazine
Read two great student interviews with Mark Kistler!
Mr. Pencil Power! | An E-mail Interview
The Mark Kistler Imagination Station television series is dedicated to the loving memory of Grandpa J. Ralph Harner.