Mark Stafford is a London-based cartoonist and illustrator.

After years of toiling in the small press salt mines, he co-created the Dark Horse graphic novel Cherubs! with Bryan Talbot, and since then he has made beer labels, theatre posters, graphics, record covers, and gallery show pieces, as well as a steady stream of self penned strips for various anthologies. A project in collaboration with the British Council/Arts council Korea in Busan. has resulted in the short book Kangkangee Blues, a love story, of sorts, printed by the LICAF fund for the festival this year.

His fruitful partnership with the writer David Hine has so far produced a version of Lovecraft’s The Colour Out of Space (forThe Lovecraft Anthology Volume One) the BCA short-listed Victor Hugo adaptation The Man Who Laughs, and the folky ‘tale of rural unease’ Lip Hook, all for publisher Self Made Hero, and their creepy serial The Bad Bad Place running in Meanwhile magazine is about to be collected into a creepy hardcover by Soaring Penguin.

He has happily been the free-floating and loosely defined Cartoonist in Residence for the Cartoon Museum for over ten years and has no plans of stopping now.

He paints a bit now and then.

When there’s time.

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