Christopher Hart is the world’s best-selling author of how-to-draw books, with more than 100 titles published. His books have sold more than 7 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. He is published by Random House, Soho Publishing and Walter Foster. Chris has had the rare distinction of having had the top 1, 2 & 3 art books in the country, simultaneously, as reported by Nielsen Bookscan.
Chris has also been featured on the cover of the publishing industry’s premier magazine, Publisher’s Weekly. He hosted How-To-Draw episodes for Comcast’s Activity TV channel, and has been featured on 20 videos for Howcast. His work has been licensed to art kits, board games and sports equipment.
Chris is known for his ability to create cute and dramatic characters, brimming with personality. He focuses on the most contemporary styles, genres, and techniques, in order to give his readers and fans the very latest in art instruction.
Few authors read and respond to every email they receive. But Chris does. Let him share his view on being an author: “It’s a privilege to be published as a cartoonist. I’m grateful to my readers, who make it happen. So if I can give something back, by offering a little encouragement, answering a question, or giving advice, why wouldn’t I? I honestly don’t understand authors who say they’re too busy to respond to their readers. The readers are why they are authors in the first place.”
In addition to his artwork, Chris also wrote original screenplays for 20th Century Fox, The Showtime Television Network, MGM Pathe’, and Paramount Pictures. He was a staff writer on several NBC, prime time comedies. And he was a regular contributor to Mad Magazine. His work has been published in a wide variety of magazines.
Chris studied art at the California School of the Arts, Paier School of Art, and the Silvermine School of Art. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.
[Biography text taken from https://christopherhartbooks.com/about/]
Christopher Hart is the son of Stan Hart.
He is the director and writer of the American comedy science-fiction horror movie 'Eat & Run'.
Examples of Stan and Christopher's MAD writing included with William M. Gaines interview:
Contributions by Christopher Hart
MAD Magazine #287 June 1989
MAD Magazine #288 July 1989
MAD Magazine #87 September 1981
MAD Magazine #95 May 1982
MAD Magazine #1 July 1984
Story: O MAD Dá Alguns Exemplos de como não Usar Cantadas Manjadas
Writer with Al Jaffee
Story: Você É Sexy? Então Faça Este Teste do MAD
Writer with Paul Coker, Jr.
Story: Quantos Erros Você Consegue Encontrar Neste Desenho?
Writer with Jack Davis
MAD Magazine #7 January 1985
MAD Magazine #53 May 1989
MAD Magazine #55 July 1989
MAD Magazine #119 January 1996
MAD Magazine #122 May 1996
MAD Magazine #131 June 1997
MAD Magazine #50 August 2012
Story: MAD – 60 Anos
Writer with Bob Clarke, Paul Coker, Jr., Desmond Devlin, John Caldwell, Frank Kelly Freas, Brian Farrelly, Tom Koch, Frank Ridgeway, Tom Cheney, Al Jaffee, Norman Mingo, Mark Fredrickson, Irving Schild, James Bennett, Dick DeBartolo, Don Edwing, Stan Hart, Arnie Kogen, Donald K. Epstein, Mike Snider, Ray Alma, Don Martin, Angelo Torres, Sergio Aragonés, Harry North, Tom Richmond, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, Larry Siegel, Rick Tulka, Frank Jacobs, Sean Farrelly, Dave Gantz, George Woodbridge, Paul Peter Porges, Jack Rickard
Mad A Presenta Al Jaffee #1 January 1992
MAD Especial #7 August 1990
MAD Especial #9 March 1991
MAD Especial #9 August 2004
MAD Especial #11 April 2005
MAD Especial #14 March 2012
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