Newgarden, Mark 1959-

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Newgarden, Mark 1959-


Born August 1, 1959; partner of Megan Montague Cash (an author and illustrator). Education: School of Visual Arts (New York, NY), B.F.A., 1982.


Office—Laffpix, Inc., 18 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211. E-mail—[email protected].


Illustrator, cartoonist, and visual artist. Topps Co., creator of "Garbage Pail Kids" and numerous bubble-gum card series 1984-91; novelty and toy designer; freelance creative consultant; writer and director of animated online films; creator of programming for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and others. Instructor at School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Art, New York, NY. Exhibitions: Work exhibited at Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC; Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Television and Radio, New York, NY; and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England.

Awards, Honors

Named among Faces to Watch, Entertainment Weekly, 1992; Print magazine Interaction 2001 and Interaction 2002 honors; ASIFA-East award, 2001; Art Director's Club of New York award, 2001; Bronze award, ID magazine Interactive Media Awards, 2001; Silver award, Broadcast Design Award International 2001; First Place Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators' Original Art show, 2007, and WAPB Award for illustration, 2008, both for Bob-Wow Bugs a Bug.



(With Megan Cash) Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2007.

(With Megan Cash) Bow-Wow Nabs by Number, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2007.

(With Megan Cash) Bow-Wow Gets Lunch, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2007.

(With Megan Cash) Bow-Wow Hears Things, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2008.

(With Megan Cash) Bow-Wow Attracts Opposites, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2008.

(With Megan Cash) Bow-Wow Twelve Months Running, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2009.

(With Megan Cash) Bow-Wow's Colorful Life, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2009.


(With PictureBox, Inc.) Cheap Laffs: The Art of the Novelty Item, photographs by Michael Smelling, Harry Abrams (New York, NY), 2004.

We All Die Alone (collected comics and stories), Fantagraphics (Seattle, WA), 2006.

Author of weekly comic strip "Mark Newgarden," syndicated 1988-91. Contributor of drawings and comics to numerous periodicals, including New York Times, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Nickelodeon, McSweeny's, and Raw.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Dooley, Michael, and Steve Heller, The Education of a Comics Artist, Allworth Press, 2005.

Brunetti, Ivan, An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 2006.


Blab, summer, 1989, Monte Beauchamp, "Garbage, Gum, and Lawsuits" (interview), p. 117.

Booklist, December 15, 2005, Ray Olson, review of We All Die Alone, p. 12.

Comics Journal, August, 1993, "Confessions of a Post-Modern Nancy Boy" (interview), p. 74.

Creem, May, 1992, Bill Forman, "Sticker Shock," p. 28.

Entertainment Weekly, January 31. 1992, "Faces to Watch," p. 34.

Horn Book, July-August, 2007, Christine M. Heppermann, review of Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug, p. 383.

International Design, January-February, 2006, "The I.D. Forty: Who Deserves More Attention?"

Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2007, review of Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug.

New York Times, March 19, 2006, Mark Dery, "A Cartoonist in Despair? Now That's Funny."

Publishers Weekly, June 11, 2007, review of Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug, p. 58; December 19, 2005, review of We All Die Alone, p. 47.

School Library Journal, July, 2007, Rachel Kamin, review of Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug, p. 82.


Bow-Wow Books Web site, (October 10, 2008).

Mark Newgarden Home Page, (October 10, 2008).