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Where slightly troubling dreams come true


Welcome one and all, to the website of  Mark Stafford esq., cartoonist to the stars, court jester to the functionally illiterate, and drain on the nation’s resources. An illustrator and creator of comics, Mr Stafford is Cartoonist in Residence at the Cartoon Museum in Fitzrovia, and the co-creator of the graphic novels Cherubs! (with Bryan Talbot) and The Man who Laughs, Lip Hook and the Bad Bad Place (with Dave Hine) amongst a fair few other things, mostly listed below…..

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Mark Stafford is on twitter and Instagram as @marxtafford

Buy/commission art and purchase copies of Kangkangee Blues at his Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MarkStaffordArtworks

Red Bubble merchandise: https://www.redbubble.com/people/marxtafford70/shop?asc=u&ref=account-nav-dropdown

Books; Graphic Novels:The Bad Bad Place , Lip Hook , The Man Who Laughs (with David HineCherubs! (with Bryan Talbot)

Anthologies: The Golden Thread,  The Broken Frontier Anthology (with DH,) The Mammoth Book of Skulls, The HOAX Project, The Lovecraft Anthology Volume One (with DH,) The End 


Solo; Kangkangee Blues, Scenes From Books I Have Not Read, Coin, Botulism Banquet

Contributor: Heavy Metal, Meanwhile, The Corbyn Comic Book, Adventures In Science, Comics Forum, Shots, Save Our Souls, Moose Kid, Wasted, Northern Lightz, Dangerous Ink, Scenes From the Inside, War: the Human Cost, Department of The Peculiar, Minimum Wage, Hot Jazz, Alisik, Sentence, The Avengefuls, Zone and many more...

Art Projects Include collaboration with the British Council and Arts Council Korea on a comics project with the Kangkangee Arts Village in Busan, south Korea 2018

With the British Council on their Shakespeare lives project in Seoul, south Korea 2017,

With Southwark Council on a graphic novels/comics mural for John Harvard Library 2009

Illustration Clients include: Brixton Buzz (brewery) Dominion (brewery) Animal Aid (charity) Carnival of Objects (Theatre company) Whose Records (record label)