This Toronto based illustrator and co-creator with writer Emily Hearn of the cartoon serial “Mighty Mites” in Owl Magazine from 1976 to 1991 graduated from Central Technical School Art Program in 1966 .
He has taught life drawing anatomy and illustration/design at the Toronto School of Art, anatomy/figure drawing at Ontario College AD, and picture-book illustration and figure drawing at Central Technical School and anatomy/figure drawing in the Classical Animation department at Sheridan College.
He has written and illustrated 16 books including the Douglas The Elephant series of books and designed and illustrated more than 25 books for other authors including Emily Hearn’s Franny and the Music Girl.
He has appeared on TVO’s Kids, Romper Room, and Polka Dot Door; CBC’s Mr. Dress-up, and CTV’s Caribou Club. He has toured Canada extensively, sharing his stories and ideas with children and teachers in hundreds of schools. “Constant touring means being on the road, I’m a travelling salesman — only I’m selling information, ideas and inspiration.”
His work has appeared in several galleries. His focus has been the human figure and portraits working in realistic, impressionistic and symbolic styles. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers, International Board on Books for Young People, Writer’s Union, and Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists..
Content story/Information & Cover front & back:
The Adventures of Kinder Surprise and the EcoBunnies, Writ., Jane Drake & Ann Love. Ferraro Canada Ltd. 1998.
Mighty Mites in Dinosaur Land. Writ., Emily Hearn. Greey de Pencier Books, 1981.
Mighty Mites in Dinosaur Land. Writ., Emily Hearn. Illus., Mark Thurman. Greey de Pencier Books, 1981: 48
https://secondstorypress.ca/authors-list/mark-thurman Accessed 17 August 2020.
http://www.markthurman.ca/bio/bio.asp?bio Accessed 17 August 2020.
The Adventures of Kinder Surprise and the EcoBunnies, 1998: Back cover..