Mark was born in Aberdeen on a cold, windy day and shortly moved to warmer climates in rural Lincolnshire. Mark studied illustration at University and now is a full-time freelance illustrator and author. Working from a studio a short walk from his house, he shares his space with a lobster, a monkey and a giant prawn.
Mark has secured picture book deals with publishers such as Templar, Little Tiger Press, Simon & Schuster, Usborne, Knopf and Random House, and was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2013 with Noisy Bottoms with Usborne. Pigeon Poo (published by Little Tiger Press, written by Elizabeth Baguley) won the 2013 Sheffield Children's Book Prize.
Mark was selected as one of the illustrators for the Bear With Me travelling sketchbook project which was auctioned off for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Mark is also the creator of the wildly prolific Daily Doodle social media group.
Winner, Sheffield Children's Book Award 2013 (Pigeon Poo)
Highly Commended, Sheffield Children's Book Award 2013 (My Hamster is a Genius)
Short Listed, Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize 2013 (Noisy Bottoms)
Short Listed, Oldham Brilliant Books Award 2012 (Pirate House Swap)
Short Listed, Stockport School's Picture Book Award 2012 (Pirate House Swap)
Runner Up, The People's Book Prize 2012 (Pandamonium)
Winner, NASEN Children's Picture Book Award 2008 (Best Friends)
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