Mark Bode/KC ANGEL Collaborative - Titled "More Brains" NYC Subway Transit Map. Accomplished in Marker and ink. Measures approx 23"x 32" Signed and dated 2011.
K.C.Angel is an illustrator,tattooer,scale modeler,and painter living and work in the bay area of northern California.Born in 1967 in Los Angeles the predominantly self-taught Angel considers himself a new traditionalist and mod expressionist. In the mid to late 1980's inspired by the underground culture that surrounded him in the "Hardcore" music scene he took his initial steps as a "professional" artist creating graphic images to adorn LP and fanzine covers, T-shirts, as well as flyers and promo posters. Soon after he made his eclectic mark in the flesh.Currently working as a professional tattooer and freelance "artist at your service" K.C. continues to strive for the truth. "TRUE UNTIL DEATH"
Recent exhibitions include:
"Malice in Wonderland" (selected works and collaborations w/Mark Bode), SR2 Gallery, Berkeley,Ca.; "The Bode Broad Exhibition"(group show/ custom "kit bash" vinyl figure), double punch, San Francisco,Ca.; "Monster Mayhem" (group show) The Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo, Atlanta, Ga.; "Missing the Muse" (a tribute to Bettie Page, group show), Hyaena Gallery, Burbank, Ca.
Recent project include:
Zippy's Giant Hamburgers, Seattle, Wa. (T-shirt and Root Beer label design); "Toe Tag" band, Seattle, Wa. (T-shirt, CD and record cover designs); Bode's "Cobalt 60" (movie pre-production scale model maquette concept design)
Mark Bode was born in Utica, New York. He is the son of the legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bode.
Mark is best known for his work on COBALT 60 and as the creator of the hit comic Miami Mice.
Bode attended The Art School in Oakland, California. His first professional job was for Heavy Metal Magazine when he was asked to color his father's black and white strip Zooks, the First Lizard in Orbit when he was fifteen. He was a fine arts major at The School of Visual Arts in New York City and studied animation and etching at San Francisco State University. His publications include GYRO COMICS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, COBALT 60 (the graphic novel), GWAR comics and LIZARD of OZ.In his spare time, of which there isn't much, Mark occasionally performs the Bode cartoon concert, teaches art, plays New Orleans style piano and zydeco accordian.
In the near 30 years of Mark's professional career as an artist, Marks work has appeared in HEAVY METAL, EPIC MAGAZINE, PENTHOUSE, HUSTLER , GAUNTLET MAGAZINE, WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING , GRAPHOTISM, among many, many other magazines and comics. He has had articles featuring his work in the NEW YORK TIMES, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, JUXTAPOZ and TABU TATTOO. Marks work has been exhibited in the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Psychedelic Solution Gallery in New York, Upper Payground Gallery in San Francisco, and has had art shows abroad in Berlin, London, Milan and Barcelona.Mark has designed multiple vinyl toys based on his fathers characters for Kidrobot and Mike Company in Japan and now Planet 6 in New York.Mark has worked with major clothing companies and has produced very popular Bode crossover lines of clothes for Marc Ecko clothing, and most recently and ongoing "Puma International " where he has designed the Cheech Wizard Puma gear that is on multiple hot pic lists internationally.
Mark has just signed a deal with Universal pictures for the rights to "COBALT 60" to be produced as a live action movie, directed by Zack Snyder of "Dawn of the Dead (the remake)", Frank Miller's "300", and now his smash hit "The Watchmen"!!! Mark is working on another chapter in the Cobalt 60 story.