Mark Z-Man is originally from Chicago where he studied at The Art Institute. He lives and works in New York City as a painter, cartoonist, illustrator and art teacher. His cartoons, comics and illustrations have appeared in New York Magazine, Craine's Chicago Business, San Francisco Magazine, Inside Chicago Magazine, Funny Times, The East Bay Monthly, and many others. His cartoons have been syndicated by King Features Syndicate and currently he is syndicated by Continental News Syndicate. He teaches art at Pratt Institute and Baruch College in New York City. His extensive work in animation includes work on Cap'n Crunch television commercials. He has worked as a caricature artist for private events from coast to coast. His comic strip Motorhead is published monthly in Electrical Apparatus Magazine based in Chicago.