Artist Bio – Mark Bodé

Mark Bodé was born in Utica, New York. He is the son of the legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bodé. Bodé attended The Art School in Oakland, California. His first professional job was for Heavy Metal Magazine when he was asked to color his father’s black and white strip “Zooks, the First Lizard in Orbit” when he was fifteen. He was a fine arts major at The School of Visual Arts in New York City and studied animation and etching at San Francisco State University. His publications include Gyro Comics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Cobalt 60, the graphic novel. Mark’s work has also appeared in Heavy Metal, Epic Magazine, Penthouse Hot Talk, Hustler Comics and Gauntlet Magazine. Mark’s work was exhibited in “Picturing the Modern Amazon” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. He is featured in the latest comic book from GWAR, and is currently working on a line of clothes for ECKO clothing, and recently revived Cheech Wizard, his father’s most popular character, in The Lizard of Oz by Fantagraphics. Mark is also working as a tattoo artist doing custom Bodé tats. In his spare time, of which there isn’t much, Mark occasionally performs the Bodé cartoon concert, teaches art, plays New Orleans style piano and zydeco accordion.