Mark Bode was born in Utica, New York.
He is the son of the legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bode.
Mark is best known for his work on COBALT 60 and as the creator
of the hit comic Miami Mice.
Bode attended The Art School in Oakland, California. His first professional
job was for Heavy Metal Magazine when he was asked to color his
father's black and white strip Zooks, the First Lizard in Orbit
when he was fifteen. He was a fine arts major at The School of Visual
Arts in New York City and studied animation and etching at San Francisco
State University. His publications include GYRO COMICS, TEENAGE
MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and COBALT 60, the graphic novel.
Mark's work has also appeared in HEAVY METAL, EPIC MAGAZINE, PENTHOUSE
HOT TALK, HUSTLER COMICS and GAUNTLET MAGAZINE. Mark's work was
exhibited in "Picturing the Modern Amazon" at the New
Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. He is featured in the
latest comic book from GWAR, and is currently working on a line
of clothes for ECKO clothing, and recently revived Cheech Wizard,
his father's most popular character in THE LIZARD OF OZ by FANTAGRAPHICS.
Mark is also working as a tattoo artist doing custom Bode tats.
In his spare time, of which there isn't much, Mark occasionally
performs the Bode cartoon concert, teaches art, plays New Orleans
style piano and zydeco accordian.