Like many kids raised in the 70's, Mark was influenced at an early age by Star Wars and comic books. Unlike many kids, he grew up just a few miles from the Vegas strip, it's neon and glitz looming over the city. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson, their daughter Lili and Mr. Pickles, a lovely French Bulldog.

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Houghton Mifflin Books + Getty Publications + Clearasil + Rolling Stone + Dangerbird Records + Blue Q + MTA + New York Times + Country Music Television + Entertainment Weekly + Outside Magazine + Los Angeles Times + Euro RSCG + Wieden and Kennedy + Spot Design + Coca-Cola + Fuse TV + Mtv + Travel and Leisure + Fantagraphics Books + Bark Magazine + Business Week + McSweeney's + PC World + Texas Monthly + GQ + Nickelodeon


American Illustration + Communication Arts + Society of Illustrators NY + Art Directors Club + Type Directors Club


Esther Pearl Watson
Art Center College of Design


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