About Kristen

 

 

Kristen McGuire

Kristen McGuire

Kristen McGuire is an award winning artist and voice actress with an itchy drawing hand and an overactive imagination. Armed with a Wacom tablet and a degree in Visual Art and Communication, Kristen has managed to self-publish seven different comic books since 2008 and has won two awards for her original paintings, some of which have sold for over

five hundred dollars while on display at local art shows. Her art, which heavily feature original characters and designs have even inspired professional cosplayers in the industry who have gone on to compete in cosplay competitions utilizing Kristen’s designs.

Her comic titles include Enchanted (chapters 1-6), and A Day in the Life of a Cat Girl.

On top of her self published comics, Kristen is also internationally published as a contributor in Flame Tree Publishing’s new drawing book Drawing Basics Made Easy.

In 2013 Kristen jumped into the role of voice actress and she started working for FUNimation providing voice overs for anime. You can hear her as Young Nora in RWBY, Mashiro Kuga in Akiba’s Trip the Animation, Dolugh in elDlive,  Chitose Haruna in Fuuka, Hanabi Kawai in Keijo!!!!!!!!Loop Nishigori in Yuri!!! On ICEAn Onoya in ReLIFE,  Chiyo Kurihara in Prison School, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom, Yuubari in Kantai Collection,  Karen Ayugase in Castle Town Dandelion, Vera in Maria the Virgin Witch, Yuriko in Mikagura School Suite, Beach Chevro in Sky Wizards Academy, Touma in Noragami Aragoto, Harumoa in Tokyo ESP, Charm in Heavy Object, Defier Girl in Divine Gate, Amahara in Shonen Maid, Yuri in Servamp and she also has provided additional voices in several other anime titles and indie video games.

Currently she is working as a script writer and assistant director for FUNimation. She has adapted scripts for Dance With Devils, Dagashi Kashi, Shonen Maid, Vision of Escaflowne, Love Live! Sunshine!, Interviews With Monster Girls  and  Kantai Collection. She is also currently assistant directing elDlive

 

 

26 Responses to About Kristen

  1. Marcia Elston says:

    you made a manga style drawing of my daughter at the denton mini acon. could you do one from a photo and color it if so how much wold this cost. It’s an idea for a gift for both my daughter and her manga-crazed friend! thanks – marci elston

  2. I read Enchanted #1 and it was very good. I wish I would have bought them all when I was there. I’ll buy them online once I get my new debt card 🙂

    • Thank you! We sold out of Chapters 1 and 2. I will restock in time for AnimeFest as well. You can order online at comixpress.com. Just a note though that its print on demand, so it takes about a month or more for them to print it and ship it to you. Thanks for buying my work!

  3. Hannah says:

    I was wondering, what color are Brooke’s skirt and socks/shoes in Enchanted? I bought Enchanted at AnimeFest 2011 and A-Kon 2012 and I want to cosplay as Brooke at AnineFest 2012. Thanks. 🙂

  4. Man with the duct tape hat says:

    I just got done reading every manga page on your site, and I can’t wait to see more. I haven’t found a good place for the picture you drew of me just yet, but I will eventually. I hope your voice acting career goes well and that I see an entry for you over at the “Behind the Voice Actors” website.

    • Thanks so much! I really liked your duct tape hat. Very creative. =) I hope to be on Behind the Voice Actors as well. Hopefully with enough dedication and practice I will continue to improve. Thanks for checking out my site!

  5. Lindsey Mason says:

    I wanted to thank you for your art. I seen you at Comic Con Tyler. My daughter was very pleased with the drawing you did of her. I purchased one of the large pictures like the one on your business cards. I have had more positive comments than I can remember. It is now proudly framed and hanging in my home.

  6. We would love you to be a part of Helio Con on January 26th, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.helio-con.com or contact the planning committee at ragwad@gmail.com

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

    Geoff Dennis

  7. Sam says:

    I know you probably don’t have time to reply to this but I was just wondering if you have any tips on creating your own manga and becoming an artist professionally; I’m very serious about getting into the anime/manga world as a career but have no clue where to go or how to get there and any advice would mean the world =^.^=

    • Hi Sam,

      Thanks for checking out my page! One tip that I give everyone is that to be a comic book artist, you have to draw a comic book. I’m sure you’re reading this and saying, “Well, duh!” but I’ve seen a lot of portfolios of comic artists over the years that didn’t have a single page of comics in it. Pin ups are fun to draw, but telling a story with panels is a lot different than drawing a pretty picture. A great book that I recommend is “Draw Manga” by Bruce Lewis. It is one of the best manga drawing books I’ve ever read.

      Anyway, don’t be afraid to start small. Decide that maybe you’ll make a ten page story. It can be about whatever you want. I like to write my stories first, complete thumbnails, and then do the pencils based off of my already completed thumbnails. Then you can ink or tone those (I use Manga Studio EX 5) or just ink it with some Micron pens. I use Ka-Blam to print my books because they are Print on Demand and don’t require a minimum order amount. Then you buy a table at an upcoming convention and start selling your wares.

      Really though, just completing a comic is a step in the right direction. Every page you draw will help you practice and become better, so don’t give up! I hope that helps!

  8. Stephanie Hankins says:

    I am so proud of you. I still have your enchanted comic you autographed for my son when you worked at Mothers.

  9. Jenn says:

    How many books did you print for your first convention? What was the next step after that?

    • Hi! I printed 60 copies for our first convention. We didn’t sell but about 25 or 30, so I had a little stock left over for the next con. After that we would always reorder so we would have at least 50 comics on hand. I usually did this with the money that we made from sales. Once you get a little bit of a fan base going you can sell prints and buttons with your comic characters on them and get a little extra income that way.

  10. cheyenne says:

    someone said to me that you teach people how to draw anime if so can you tell me when and where your next drawing classes are

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  12. Jennie Evans says:

    Hi Kristen,
    We’d love to have you come and do a drawing class for our Tweens this Summer. Are you available and would you be interested? If you are, I can send you the details.

    Thanks!
    Jennie Evans
    Youth Services Manager
    Flower Mound Public Library

  13. Hi Kristen. Loving your artwork so far. 🙂 I hope some of the conventions in ohio will invite you over someday. Would love to meet you.

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