Born in Birmingham, comic artist and cartoonist Mark Buford earned a degree in psychology from the University of West Georgia and then studied graphic art. He worked as a graphic artist, while drawing single-panel cartoons for alternative newspapers and magazines.
Meatloaf Night with Brewster
He had his first comic strip syndicated by United Features between 1997 and 2000. This was 'Meatloaf Night', a comic strip about a bunch of kids and their pets growing up in the suburbs. This strip was followed by 'Scary Gary', that is distributed by Creators Syndicate to about 20 newspapers since June 2008. Buford works as an office manager at an architectural firm and part-time as a stand-up comedian. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.