Born in Utica, New York, Bode 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 15. 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 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, COBALT 60 (the graphic novel), GWAR comics and LIZARD of OZ. In his spare time, of which there isn't much, Mark occasionally performs the Bode Cartoon Concert.
"...there is no sexier being than the ladies of the Cheech! I've always thought they were incredibly sexy and I was happy to see them on that Big Back piece... gorgeous!" -- Olivia De Berardinis, pin-up artist