Thurman, Mark (Gordon Ian)
THURMAN, Mark (Gordon Ian)
THURMAN, Mark (Gordon Ian). Canadian, b. 1948. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Bril-Light Neon Signs, Toronto, Ontario, designer and hand letterer, 1966-67; Guest Group, Toronto, animation painter, 1967-68; Robert Simpson Co., Toronto, designer and illustrator in display department, 1969- 73; Display Arts, Toronto, art director, designer, and illustrator, 1973-76; writer and illustrator, 1976-; Toronto School of Art, Toronto, teacher of design and illustration, life drawing/anatomy, 1982-89; Co-author and illustrator of 154 issues of the Mighty Mites comic adventure in Owl Magazine, 1976-91. Gives workshops on writing and illustrating children's books. Publications: FOR CHILDREN, SELF-ILLUSTRATED: The Elephants Gold, 1979, rev. ed., 1985; The Elephant's New Bicycle, 1980, rev. ed., 1985; (with E. Hearn) The Mighty Mites in Dinosaur Land, 1981; The Birthday Party, 1981; The Lie That Grew and Grew, 1981; Belinda's Ball, 1981; Who Needs Me, 1981; Two Pals on an Adventure, 1982; City Scrapes, 1983; You Bug Me, 1985; Old Friends New Friends, 1985; Two Stupid Dummies, 1986; Some Sumo, 1988; Cabbage Town Gang, 1987; (with E. Hearn) Draw and Write Your Own Picture Book, Helping Kids Create Picture Books, and Illustration Ideas for Creating Picture Books, 1990; Funtastic Collages, 1992; How to Plan Your Drawings, 1992; One Two Many, 1993; Gimme A Break Rattlesnake, 1994. Illustrator of books by: P. Hancock, S. Dunn, G. Mabin, M. Haffner, K.C. Waldron. Address: 14 Washington Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1L2.