Hello, my name is Stephen McCranie and I’m a cartoonist. I’m happy you’re here!
I am currently working on a children’s comic book series for Philomel, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group. The series is called Mal and Chad, and you can learn more about it here. If you’d like to learn a bit more about me, you can read my journal comic here.
Doodle Alley used to be my gallery website, but is now the home of this picture blog. I started this project to encourage a dialogue between artists and creative types like myself about what the ideal creator looks like. I feel like sometimes we are myopically focused on perfecting our craft, and forget to build a healthy lifestyle to sustain ourselves and our creativity. This blog explores not just process, but principles.
I can only work on this project in my free time, so updates will be random and infrequent depending upon the season– please add this blog to your rss feeds or follow me on twitter or facebook to get reminders!