Born sometime during the last century, Mark left school at the age of 14, albeit at the request of the Marist Brothers. His country had plans for him a few years later when he was conscripted into the army, serving in the third cavalry unit out of Townsville QLD.
Upon being discharged, he almost immediately gained employment as a Qantas Flight attendant, a position he held for the next 20 years. During this time, he was also cartooning for the now defunct magazine, The Bulletin. (1400 published). Still flying, he became the editorial cartoonist for The Australian newspaper, faxing his drawings back from around the globe daily. He accompanied and drew the diggers that were flown back to Gallipoli in 1991, sending his cartoons back to the paper from Lone Pine. A career change beckoned, and he left Qantas to buy a restaurant in Paddington, Sydney.
Mark Resides in Sydney with his wife Jennifer, and sons, Patrick and Jack.