Mark Zingarelli has been a professional illustrator and cartoonist since 1975. He was influenced by EC comics as a child and Robert Crumb's Zap Comix while in art school. His comics work became known in the early 1980s when Robert Crumb's WEIRDO anthology began publishing his stories under editor Peter Bagge. Soon after, Fantagraphics published Zingarelli's first independent title 'Real Life'.
Since then, he has drawn covers for The New Yorker, Business Week, Newsweek, Fortune, American Heritage Magazine and others. His illustrations and comics also appear regularly in GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Kiplinger's, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, The National Post (of Canada), the Boston Globe and many other publications.