Mark Bloodworth is an artist and storyteller. He created the critically favored, urban crime comic book, Nightstreets for Arrow Comics during "The Black and White Independent Explosion of the Eighties" from 1985-89. In early 1990, he took over art chores on another Arrow title called Deadworld. After a few issues Mark had taken over both art and writing chores on the book.
In 1991, he was contracted by Marvel Comics to create character design, spot illos, and story art for Clive Barker's: Hellraiser. Throughout the rest of that decade and into the early 2000's he illustrated many titles, such as, Cheerleaders From Hell, Jack The Ripper, Raven Chronicles, The Ripper Legacy (from Caliber Comics), the critically hailed Abel, written by William Harms (from AiT/Planet Lar), three plates for Zorro: The Masters Edition, Vol 1 (from Pulp Adventures), his horror anthology Midnight Mortuary (an homage to the great black & white comic monster magazines of the 1970's), Deadworld Chronicles (from Desperado), as well as working with talents Shannon Denton, Christopher Long, and Rob Worley on a series of children's books called Short Tales (released through the Magic Wagon wing of ABDO Publishing). In 2011 Mark returned to zombie horror, illustrating the original graphic novel Deadworld: The Last Siesta (from IDW) which garnered several awards.
In the past few years Mark has been creating original sketch card artwork for various series released from 5finity Productions, Breygent Marketing, ChadPOPs!, Cryptozoic, Galans Sketch Cards, Versicolor and many others.
Most recently, Mark's artwork can be seen in The Dead: Omnibus (Rough House Publishing) and is currently working on stories for the re-launch of the 1980's horror anthology Gore Shriek.
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