Mark graduated from Kingston in 1988 and has worked as a children's book illustrator ever since.
His well-known picture book The Egg, which he wrote and illustrated, is the story of George, a young boy who raised his very own dragon. As a result of its popularity it was followed by, The Great Dragon Rescue and The Dragon Snatcher. His book The Sandcastle was short listed for the Children's Book Award and Long Listed for The Kate Greenaway award in 2002.
Other titles include Hieronymus Betts and his Unusual Pets, Cleopatra (a charming re-telling of Cleopatra's life through the eyes of her young handmaiden) the fiction cover for The Spellbound Hotel (Piccadilly Press) and the cover and inside illustrations for forthcoming title Jack and the Giant Beanstalk (Quarto Children's Books). Mark's latest picture book, The Food Chain (Frances Lincoln), was shortlisted for an English Association Book Award (Best Children's Illustrated Books 2009 category).
Hodder Children’s Books
Oxford University Press
Quarto Children's Books