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Graham Marks Biography

Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Sidelights

Education: Harrow School of Art, diploma (information graphics). Hobbies and other interests: Reading comics, movies, photography.

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Bloomsbury Publishing, 38 Soho Square, London W1D 3HB, England.

Designer and author. Faulkner/Marks design group, partner; co-director of Theorem Publishing. Worked as a freelance design consultant and co-editor of Stuff & Nonsense and Owl Magazine. Freelance children's editor for Publishing News, beginning 1993; creative director for advertising agency, London, England, until 2004.

Seeing Is Touching: Ten Poems, graphics by Paul Peich, Taurus Press (Bushy Heath, England), 1970.

The Finding of Stoby Binder, Hodder and Stoughton (London, England), 1982.

The Big Surprise, Hodder and Stoughton (London, England), 1983.

Bullet Trains and Underwater Tricycles, Guinness Books (New York, NY), 1986.

Webster and the Witch, illustrated by Roger Wade Walker, Hodder and Stoughton (London, England), 1986.

Sheep Ahoy!, and Other Wacky Stories from the Newspapers, Armada (London, England), 1987.

Gilbert's Best Jokes on Earth, Corgi (London, England), 1988.

Odd Pets, Armada (London, England), 1988.

Pocket Book of London, Kingfisher (London, England), 1988.

Baseball! A Guide to the Ultimate American Game, Armada (London, England), 1988.

A Shriek of Spooks, Armada (London, England), 1988.

Mispronts: A Collection of Silly Misprints, Armada (London, England), 1988.

A Barrel of Laughs, Armada (London, England), 1989.

Wall's Jolly Lolly Joke Book, Armada (London, England, 1989.

Charlene's Tail, Boxtree (London, England, 1992.

Endangered Species, Boxtree (London, England, 1992.

When Food Goes Bad, Boxtree (London, England, 1992.

Subterranean Sea, Boxtree (London, England, 1992.

Undersea Hijack, Boxtree (London, England, 1992.

Tree Troubles, Boxtree (London, England, 1992.

The Ghost Ship, Boxtree (London, England, 1992.

Under Fire, Boxtree (London, England, 1992.

Golden Child, Boxtree (London, England, 1992.

Club Fred, Boxtree (London, England, 1992.

Flight 104, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

The King's Complex, BBC Children's Books (London, England), 1994.

The Cocoa Mission, BBC Children's Books (London, England), 1994.

Hard Drive, Hippo (London, England), 1995.

Judge Dredd: The Junior Novelization, Boxtree (London, England), 1995.

System Crash, Hippo (London, England), 1995.

The Spider Slayer, Sapling (London, England), 1995.

Download, Hippo (London, England), 1995.

Haden's Quest, Bantam (London, England), 1996.

Fault Line, Bantam (London, England), 1996.

The Mask: It's Not Easy Being Green, Hippo Hollywood (London, England), 1995.

Wallace and Gromit in Nick Park's A Close Shave, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1996.

Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1996.

Skitzo, Scholastic (London, England), 1997.

Roger and the Rottentrolls in Reigning Sheep and Trolls, Madcap (London, England), 1998.

The Rottentrolls II: With a Vengeance (Sort Of), Madcap (London, England), 1998.

Farmyard Adventures, Siena (Bath, England), 1999.

Toybox Tales, Siena (Bath, England), 1999.

Teddy Bear Adventures, Siena (Bath, England), 1999.

Bedtime Tales, Seina (Bath, England), 1999.

Radio Radio, Bloomsbury (London, England), 2003.

How It Works: Everyone Gets the Angel They Deserve, Trafalgar Square (New York, NY), 2004.

Zoo, Bloomsbury (London, England), 2005.

Also author of comic strips for "Motormouth" and "The Genetix," for Marvel UK; author of scripts for radio program Wiggly Park for BBC Radio 5. Contributor to periodicals, including Maxim, Midweek, Playboy South Africa, and SHE.


Fire at Rig Fifteen, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Inferno, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Red Alert, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Race of Truth, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Renegade Rocket, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Mysteron Trap, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Place of the Angels, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Rescue from the Skies, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Spectrum Strikes Back, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Solar Flare, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Playing with Fire, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.


Countdown to Disaster, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Thunderbirds to the Rescue, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.

Thunderbirds: The Ultimate Pop-up Fact Book, Boxtree (London, England, 1993.


Keith Faulkner, Bomber Bats and Flying Frogs, Guinness Books (New York, NY), 1986.

James Harrison, Beat the Record, Guiness Books (New York, NY), 1986.

Christopher Maynard, Apple Peelers and Coin Stackers, Guinness Books (New York, NY), 1986.

Graham Marks commented to Something about the Author: "This is the first time I've seen everything I've ever written listed in one place, the first time I've looked at the 35-year journey from Seeing Is Touching to Zoo (Now, why couldn't that first book's title have begun with an 'A'?). I've enjoyed the trip, as I hope will anyone who dips in and reads what happens along the way."

Biographical and Critical Sources


Booklist, October 1, 2004, Ilene Cooper, review of How It Works: Everyone Gets the Angel They Deserve, p. 340.

Bookseller, December 20, 2002, "Teen fiction with a Documentary Edge," p. 27.


Bloomsbury Press Web site, http://www.bloomsbury.com/ (January 16, 2005), "Graham Marks."

MarksWorks: Graham Marks Web site, http://www.marksworks.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ (January 16, 2005).

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