ASKWITH Mark

ASKWITH Mark

Mark, a one time manager of the Silver Snail comic book retail outlet, was principally a television producer who with Daniel Richler created “Prisoners of Gravity” for TVOntario, hosted by Rick Green of The Frantics comedy group. It was a newsmagazine which covered science fiction, fantasy horror and various forms of cartooning. Each program explored a theme. He was last seen as a producer for Space the Canadian science fiction channel.

He was also a part of the Toronto graphic stories scene from about 1974. During that time he has scripted and with Dean Motter co-plotted The Prisoner.

He wrote Silencers illustrated by R. G. Taylor. It first appeared in Caliber Presents as a trailer taken from the beginning of Book 2. The four part series followed, then was combined with a prologue added into a novel. This title should not be confused with The Silencers written by Fred Van Lente and illustrated by Steve Ellis which appeared a decade later in 2003 and is essentially a story about a crime family and its enforcers. This novel is about espionage and unlike the film of the same name which was a spoof, this story is deadly serious.

He has written short stories for anthologies including True North, Street Music, Negative Burn and Comics Eye as well as Growing Up With Comics.

WORK:

WRITER:

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Content:

Serial:

Silencers. Illus., R.G. Taylor. Caliber Press, 1994.

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story:

Untitled. Illus., Jeffery Morgan. Canadian Comics Cavalcade, 1-1, Summer 1986: 26-29.

“Will Eisner’s The Spirit.” Illus. R.G. Taylor. Growing Up With Comics. Desperado Publishing, 2008: 38-41.

“New Comics Day.” Illus. R. G. Taylor. Growing Up With Comics. Desperado Publishing, 2008: 62-73.

“Moebius: A Sketch.” Illus. R. G. Taylor. Growing Up With Comics. Desperado Publishing, 2008: 99-106.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Content:

Serial:

Silencers, Illus., R.G. (Rick) Taylor. (Caliber Press)

  • Bk 1, 1, July 1991: “Damage.”: 1-24.
  • Bk 2, 2, 1991: “Damage Control.”: 25-48.
  • Bk 3, 3, 1991: “Stories.”: 49-72.
  • Bk 4, 4, 1991: “Pieces.”: 73-96.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story:

“Caliber Preview: Silencers.” Illus., R.G. Taylor. Caliber Presents, 1-22, 1991: 50-60. (Caliber Press).

 

EDITOR:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Story:

.“Pork Knight, This Little Piggy.” Ed., Mark Askwith. Car.,Rob Walton. Design and lay., Rob Badali and Dean Motter. Pork Knight 1-1, no date: 1-32.

SOURCE:

Periodical graphic:

Interview.” Interviewer, Tim Blackmore. The Silencers, Bk 2, 2, 1991: 49-56. (Caliber Press)

Interview.” Interviewer, Tim Blackmore. The Silencers, Bk 3, 3, 1991: 73-80. (Caliber Press)

Interview.” Interviewer, Tim Blackmore. The Silencers, Bk 4, 4, 1991: 97-104. (Caliber Press)

Periodical text:

“Dean Motter & Mark Askwith.” Interviewer, Marty Herzog. Comics Interview,77, 1989: 4-20.

Newspaper:

“Commander Rick eposes the lighter side of science fiction.” Writ., John Doyle,. Broadcast Week ( The Globe and Mail) Mar. 3 to Mar. 9 1990.

Correspondence:

Dave Darrigo letter February 6, 2008.

GALLERY:

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Illus., R.G. Rick Taylor. Silencers, 1994: Front Cover.