and was blown away.
I've been around long enough to know raw talent
when I see it. This kid has it. Where and how did he tap into it?
I'll let him tell us. Go Mark.
Alright, so here it goes….
Its an honor to be a featured artist here on Comic Creators United, so thank you Wit for having me! Wit asked me, for this thing, to write a bio of myself, and the ol’ “got born, grew-up, started drawing comics and so here I am” routine won’t cut it.
So here’s some background.
Like everyone else who draws comics, I’ll tell you I’ve been drawing ever since I grew out of the fetal stage of life, and have been ever since those glorious fetal days. I drew comics through-out high school, usually exaggerated stories of my friends and I, or caricature of the moronic teachers I had. I’m a huge fan of Calvin and Hobbes, and of course owned every book; even a signed copy of “Homicidal Jungle Cat,” (which I have a second, fairly mangled copy of I bought specifically for reading purposes). C&H is really how it all started for me. My love for Calvin and Hobbes was so great that I had decided at the age of 13 that that was it, what I wanted to do: draw a syndicated newspaper comic strip. So, after high school I started work on a webcomic called “Jayhoo and Jawhoo,” while I attended a community college; where after two years I graduated from with an associates in fine art (which, I always say, I could probably eat and it wouldn’t make a difference). After that, I decided “Eff School” and that I’d teach myself everything I need to know. Following “Jay and Jaw” (I did it for 3 years, and I have I would guess a little over a hundred strips) which admittedly was a completely juvenile comic; I started a new webcomic entitled “The White Hot Lightning Masters (Of Love),” which was absurd, and immature. This strip I got published in about 15 college newspaper all over the country in addition to on the web,
and felt pretty good about its run.
While I was doing all of my White Hot Love, I had decided that breaking into the syndicated comics business was damn near impossible. And so I became disillusioned with the whole prospect, and looked to move-on. That’s when a friend of mine introduced me to a comic called
Oh yeah! I should also mention that, if you would like to own a minicomic booklet of Future Space just stop by the blog and I’ve gotta button for you. -Mark
Yippy. My Future Space Mini Comic Booklet
just arrived as we went to post.
It's very cool. Get this for the additional Future Space strip
not shown in this blog.
It's a fun surprise. Also, my booklet came with a neat pull-out covered in great artwork.