Mark Barnes is an English illustrator, graphic designer and writer.

Mark has been delivering illustration and graphic design services to a broad spectrum of clients since 2004.

His work is created digitally using a combination of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Manga Studio, harnessing the power of electricity to draw, edit and colour on screen. For this reason he dreads the impending Zombie Apocalypse less for the artist-eating undead it will bring than for the inevitable power cuts that will follow.

His influences are varied but stem from a lifelong love of comics, newspaper cartoons and mid-twentieth century commercial art. He also sites buffets as being important in his development but this passion is more visible in his waistline than his art.

His even grumpier alter ego plays bass with Doom Metal titans Khthon. He lives and works in Rochester, Kent UK.


Chatham Vines Public Art Award - Winner, for Museum of Tales

Medway Culture and Design Awards - Winner, for Shadowplay with Wendy Daws / Highly Commended, for Museum of Tales


BA (hons) Illustration, Kingston University

Selected Exhibitions

A Thousand Words (with Bryan Talbot, Joe Decie & Ian Williams), Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case, Rochester 2014 / Chatham Zoo, Nucleus Gallery, Chatham 2012 / That's You That Is, Nucleus Gallery, Chatham 2010Images 33, London College of Communication, London 2009 / The Centre of All Things, Nucleus Gallery, Chatham 2008 / Museum of Tales - Chatham Town Tales, Nucleus Gallery, Chatham 2008 / Medway Art Festival, Eastgate House, Rochester 2007 / Artwave Festival, Lewes 2006 / With Love, Coninsby Gallery, London 2005 / Shukuga-Kai, Coninsby Gallery, London 2001