Mark Marek studied at the University of Texas in Austin. He plies the border between primitive and savage in his artwork and between underground and mainstream in his markets. 'New Wave Comics' (Manhattan Design, 1983), 'Hercules among the North Americans' (Viking Design, 1986) and 'Dirty Father Harry' (2004) are a few of the books he published. His work has appeared in National Lampoon, High Times and Rolling Stone. He has illustrated album covers for Cyndi Lauper and the Rolling Stones; and he has done animation for a Lauper video and McDonalds. He lives in New Jersey with his first wife and two kids.
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