Real Lives, Real Artists

What’s it really like; that is, being a published children’s book author-illustrator?

Nonfiction titles by Chris L. Demarest

Is it like a real job — that is, a self-imposed 9-to-5 weekday at the studio? Or a 24/7 vortex of life-as-art?

A selection of fiction titles by Chris L. Demarest

Is there multi-layered moonlighting? What’s a typical day/month/year? Do they bask in their fame and fan mail?

Or is it a clockwork regimen of work, book tours, school visits, ramen, plus endless nights at the drawing board?

Author-illustrator Chris L. Demarest, at work (right), and with a fan of his book, FIREFIGHTERS A-ZAuthor-illustrator Chris L. Demarest at work (right); and with a fan of his book, FIREFIGHTERS A to Z

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We’ll begin our exploration with Chris Demarest. He paints and draws wherever he goes, all over the map, while simultaneously experiencing adventures we can only dream of.

In 2007 he flew over twenty-five missions with DHART, the medical evacuation team out of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.  An exhibit chronicling their work followed at the hospital followed by an article he wrote on his experience appeared in their publication Dartmouth Medicine. (http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/summer08/html/dhart.php)In 2007 he flew over twenty-five missions with DHART, the medical evacuation team out of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.  An exhibit chronicling their work followed at the hospital followed by an article he wrote on his experience appeared in their publication Dartmouth Medicine. (http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/summer08/html/dhart.php)

Oh, the places he goes! Chris Demarest flew over 25 missions with DHART, the medical evacuation team of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

Join us when he takes a breather to share some real life stories from his long art-filled career. We’ll garner new perspectives, plus surprises galore, right here at the Countdown.  Spread the word. . .

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2 responses to “Real Lives, Real Artists

  1. I can only imagine…Looking forward to reading this!

  2. I’m eager to read your stories, Chris!

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