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Mark Buckingham
Date of birth
23 May 1966
Date of death
Birthplace
Clevedon, England
Current home
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Role(s) on Hellblazer
Artist
Hellblazer issues
#10-16, 18-22, 30
Hellblazer specials and books
Total number of issues/books
13

Mark Buckingham is a British comic book artist. He is best known for his work on Marvelman and Fables.

BiographyEdit

Born as Mark John Buckingham May 23, 1966 in Clevedon, Britain, Mark initially started working professionally on strips and illustrations for a British satire magazine called The Truth in 1987, where he first illustrated some of Neil Gaiman's articles. His American debut came the following year as inker on DC Comics Hellblazer, taking over as penciller from issue 18.

He is most famous for his work on Marvelman (Miracleman, in the USA), Hellblazer, and Fables, including a story in the original graphic novel 1001 Nights of Snowfall. His Marvel work includes inking Chris Bachalo's pencils on Generation X, Ghost Rider 2099, and penciling Paul Jenkins's run on Peter Parker: Spider-Man. For DC Comics, Buckingham has inked the two Death miniseries and was the original penciller on the The Titans series. In the 1990s Mark shared a studio with Beano and Marvel artist Kev F Sutherland, working together on Marvel's Star Trek and Dr Strange.

During the Vertigo Voices: Fables Forum panel at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con, Fables creator and writer Willingham-Bill announced that he and Buckingham will switch roles in an up-coming one-off, for Fables issue #100. Buckingham will write and Willingham-Bill will illustrate.

He was married in Gijón, Spain in August 2006 to journalist and TV newscaster Irma Page. His best man was Neil Gaiman.

Buckingham currently resides in Spain.

AwardsEdit

  • 2003: Won Eisner Award for "Best New Series", for Fables #19–27: "March of the Wooden Soldiers" (with Willingham and Leialoha)
  • 2005: Won Eisner Award for "Best Serialized Story", for Fables #19–27: "March of the Wooden Soldiers" (with Willingham and Leialoha)
  • 2006: Won Eisner Award for "Best Serialized Story", for Fables #36–38, 40–41: "Return to the Homelands" (with Willingham and Leialoha)
  • 2007: Won Eisner Award for "Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team", for Fables (with Leialoha)

ReferencesEdit

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