Max Silver

Artist, Writer, Creator

United States

Max Silver (he/they) is a Bay Area artist, writer, and multi-faceted creator with an education background in Art at University California Santa Cruz.

He is currently working on an independent sci-fi series titled "Adventures In Calthumbria," which involves world-building, illustrating, animating, publishing a book, and producing a podcast series to be made into a tv show and interactive video game. This project so far involves writing screenplays for each 20-30 minute podcast episode, working with a typesetter to format the book, painting watercolor and digital illustrations, social media marketing, managing subscriber emails, and working with a talented team of voice actors, musicians, sound-producers, and animators.

As a freelancer, Max writes journalism for Broke Ass Stuart, a news-distributor in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as Los Angeles and New York. He also has professional experience writing fiction for a remote contractor: Max wrote for a crime fiction website called The company hired multiple writers for different episodes linked together. This entails closely following the contractor's instructions for what they wanted to occur in the episode, filling in the blanks with fun and original content, and copying the written style of the preceding episode to keep a consistent flow and format throughout the series.

Sci-Fi Creative Fiction Series | Adventures in Calthumbria

I am the creator of a medieval sci-fi fantasy series that is both a book and a podcast. Skills involved: Creative writing, watercolor painting, voice-recording, sound-design, digital illustration via Adobe Photoshop, sound-editing via Adobe Audition and, self-promoting, self-publishing, and directing a talented team of artists, voice actors, and sound-producers.

The Home Burglar

Crime fiction narrative about a Bulgarian burglar named Sergei Radkov.

Down the Barrel

Fictional crime narrative about an unlucky bank-robber.