Mark Marek is a Los Angeles-based comic book artist and illustrator, who 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 some 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 has also worked as animator and director for Warner Bros, Cartoon Network and MTV, among other clients.