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 Tatami Nakagame in My Hero Academia, Milim Nava in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Senko in Helpful Fox Senko-San, Haru Shirazu in Tokyo Ghoul: RE, Tama in Magical Girl Raising Project, Young Nora in RWBY, Loop Nishigori in Yuri!!! On ICE, Rin Toyama in New Game!, Yui Obata in Anime Gataris, Mashiro Kuga in Akiba’s Trip the Animation, Dolugh in elDlive, Aira Miyamoto in Tuskigakirei, Chitose Haruna in Fuuka, Hanabi Kawai in Keijo!!!!!!!!, An Onoya in ReLIFE, Chiyo Kurihara in Prison School, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom, Yuubari in Kantai Collection, Karen Ayugase in Castle Town Dandelion, Touma in Noragami Aragoto, Charm in Heavy Object, Code 007 in Darling in the FRANXX, Amahara in Shonen Maid, Yuri in Servamp and as well as several other characters. For a full list, you can visit her Anime News Network page here: www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyc…
She has directed the dubs for Gamers! and Citrus, as well as served as the assistant director on elDlive and Tsukigakirei. Currently she is working as a full time script writer for FUNimation Studios and has adapted scripts for Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, High School DXD Hero, Magical Girl Raising Project, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Helpful Fox Senko-San, Dagashi Kashi, Shonen Maid, Vision of Escaflowne, Love Live! Sunshine!, Interviews With Monster Girls, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and Kantai Collection and more!
Favourite Visual Artist
Yuu Watase, CLAMP, Svetlana Chmakova, Arina Tanemura
Mulan, Boondock Saints, Tangled, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Monooke...and whole bunch mo
Favourite TV Shows
The Walking Dead, Sword Art Online, Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, My Little Pony, Game of Thrones, Brooklyn 99
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Imagine Dragons, FUN, Taylor Swift, Boyce Avenue, One Republic, Bad Wolves, Pentatonix
Anything by Jessica Day George, Percy Jackson series, Retold Fairy Tales, Fantasy Romance
Anne McCaffery, Stephanie Myers, Jessica Day George, Gale Carson Levine
Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore, Soul Calibur 3, the Sims 2, Pokemon, Just Dance
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Watercolors, adobe photoshop, MangaStudio EX, SAI
Drawing original comics, voice acting, directing, writing