Press

Press Release

MEDIA COVERAGE

Mark was included in a CBC News Toronto featured called Proud to Shine, which celebrated people making a difference in Pride month.

Mark's deeply personal essay "Scar Tissue", was published by OutWrite, the official queer newsmagazine of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Mark was profiled in The Queen's Journal at Queen's University.

PODCASTS

Mark was interviewed by Chicago-based Foul Monkeys, hosted by a delightfully deviant gay ginger duo that entertain, titillate, and scandalize your ears.

Mark was interviewed on The Forbidden Apple, a podcast based in New York City that explores the complex relationship between queer people and religion.

Mark was featured on LGBT Stories, a podcast based in L.A that that aims to illuminate the intimate lives of LGBTQ people as a way to light a path toward acceptance among all people.


REVIEWS

"[A] joyfully-arted story about two closeted gay men. The (delightfully queer) anthropomorphic closet monsters are a mix of Roman mythology, literary fiction, and classic movie monsters — Medusa, Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein — and animals. A four-color pastel-palette enlivens each page, which are designed as a single stand-alone comic strips that combine to tell the story. Sexual innuendos and pop cultural references are sprinkled throughout, helping to make the work so fabulous."
- The Advocate

"What an original, entertaining, even hilarious book you have made out of your experiences – a graphic work like no other. I hope it reaches those who need it most."
- Sir Ian McKellen

"[T]he artwork is wildly vivid and fun, perfectly capturing the plot and expanding on the story. The monsters featured reflect the struggle of any closeted individual attempting to accept their true self. We deny them, fight them, and (hopefully) eventually begin to accept them in our lives and learn to live with them."
- Virginia Library Association

"I think this is a first-rate graphic novel. I was completely surprised at the depths of the storytelling. Mark uses a narrative that flows quite easily, A lot of plot points strategically put in place, a lot of which have to do with the toxic issues having to do with the LGBTQ community. I applaud Mark for including these points. Loving how Mark was tying in [secondary] characters and how they weaved in and out of the story...a very admirable job with this book".
- THE GAY COMIC GEEK

"[A] beautiful queer fable for the young and young at heart...a sweet, young gay man exploring the magic of a world that was always there for him to see if only he looked".
- Joe Palmer, GAY LEAGUE

"A breakthrough in creative writing and thought...Beautifully written story and the art work and colors are incredible. A lot of thought and courage went into the development and concept of these stories and many are quite comical yet thought inspiring".
- NYC COMIC GEEKS

An indie comic doing right by LGBTA fans.
- COMICOSITY