Mark Burgio grew up in a rural area east of Buffalo, NY. His first experience in publishing came while in high school with the submission of a weekly comic strip to a local newspaper, the Alden Advertiser, Alden NY. After moving to Springfield, Missouri in 1990 with his wife and twin sons, Mark worked part time as a freelance graphic artist and managed to place some of his work into various publications, self-help books, and local magazines.
After graduating college In 1994, Mark put his cartooning and music on hold to raise a family and work with kids as an interim youth/childrenŐs pastor. During this time he pursued creative writing and self-published self-published 4 ChildrenŐs and Young Adult fiction books and continue to do side work as a graphic artist.
Now, Mark's goal is to become a published comic strip artist.
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