Mark Julien is a writer and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. A 1999 graduate of the renowned Illustration program of the Ontario College of Art & Design (now OCAD University), Mark was a longtime contributing artist to Genre, Men's Exercise, and Exercise for Men Only magazines. He has also illustrated greeting cards for Village Lighthouse and a series of children's books for Curriculum Plus.
Mark also earned his B.Ed. from Queen's University in 2008 and is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), having taught visual arts and drama at the secondary school level. Mark married his beloved husband Stacy in Kingston, Ontario in 2009.
Justin Case and the Closet Monster is Mark's debut graphic novel, and was named one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2018 by The Advocate magazine, nominated for the 2018 Virginia Library Association "Graphic Novel Diversity Award", and for 2018 "Best Graphic Novel" by the Canadian Independent Comics Wiki Awards.