I write stories and draw pictures. My bread and butter is mostly illustration and graphics these days, but I also build the occasional website. My portfolio site is FugitiveColors.com. If I have a creed, it is Kindness and Respect can change the world. I also am a big believer in the power of education to change lives for the better.

The Magic House and Lion Forge LLC recently commissioned me to write a children’s chapter book for their interactive learning museum in St. Louis (actually Kirkland). The book is called Neener, Neener, Neener! and is for sale in the museum store. It was crazy fun to write. The museum is well worth visiting if you are ever in St. Louis.

Paul Manchester and friends

I’ve been collecting children’s chapter books for almost as far back as I can remember and I thought it might be nice to give shout outs here to some marvelous books that are waiting for you to discover them. I love stories that stretch the imagination, and characters with character.

I’ve created humorous art for a variety of TV shows including MadTV – where I was on staff for the pilot and first couple of seasons. I painted scenery and sculpted props for a variety of TV shows. I have also created artwork for ABC’s CASTLE, THE MAN SHOW, RIMBA’S ISLAND, SURVIVOR, among many others. I created the environments and props for Disney’s Healthy Kids website, and was set designer for the CLUB DISNEY franchises in Denver and Phoenix. I was Art Director for Animax Interactive where I created animated interactive experiences for Disney, Beanie Babies, Ty Girls, Nickelodeon, and many other clients. As a storyteller, I have been performing for years at schools, libraries, coffee houses, for both children and adult audiences. I have performed his humorous verse many times at the Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd. I have a BA in Theater Arts from San Jose State University where I focused on scenery and costume.

My musical play IN THE TOYBOX has been produced twice, along with assorted short one acts.