Steve MarkÂ has been a freelance illustrator for nearlyÂ 30 years. That makes him both incredibly experienced and unsuitableÂ for any other work. Â AndÂ that’s fine by Steve. Â Not everyone gets to make a living drawing comical space station department stores, diagrammed cat tongues and intimidatingÂ bully bulls.
And in the early 2000’s, Steve attended his first of many puppet festivals. Â It opened up aÂ newÂ worldÂ in which SteveÂ could play. Â Steve now writes, creates (puppets,Â propsÂ andÂ stage) and performs his original puppet shows around the worldÂ (provided your world doesn’t go much beyond the upper midwest of the USA).
Steve lives a quiet life of desperation in MinnesotaÂ walkingÂ three miles every day at the request of his 15 year old dog who attributes her longevityÂ to thoseÂ aforementioned walksÂ and daily consumption of creek water. Â SteveÂ is the fatherÂ of three and the husband of one.