The Art of Being a Dad
by Mark Wagner
About the Book
The Art of Being a Dad is a creative collaboration between a dad and his two small kids, and a glimpse into their relationship for the first seven years.
It’s one man's journey as he navigates the colliding worlds of babies and career, awe and exhaustion, innocence and responsibility, boundaries and freedom.
It’s also an artist’s visual journal of his relationship with his kids; who they are, what they do, how they do it, and who is he in the face of being a parent, an artist, a man, and their DAD.
MARK WAGNER – BIO Mark Wagner is a traditional and digital artist, teacher, and father. Mark’s mission is to “Enchant the World Through Art.” Mark has been as a professional artist for over 25 years. He works in the film industry as a concept artist, as well as in illustration, graphic design, fine art, and music video. Recent clients: Smithsonian Institution, Pixar, Genentech, SpaceX. Mark received a Master's Degree from JFK University in "Arts and Consciousness" and a BFA in Art & Design from Pratt Institute. He has taught art and creativity classes in graduate school, prison, and created core curriculum for computer art schools. Mark is Founder of the nonprofit DRAWING ON EARTH. In 2008, children from the Alameda CA and the community collaboratively set a Guinness World Record for the largest chalk drawing. Their mission is to inspire art and creativity in youth and communities around the world. Current project is a Global Illustrated Story. www.drawingonearth.org