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 1  Following a Wiz to a Far-Out Oz - New York Times, May 31, 2004
 2  I See My Light Come Shining - Volume 5 of the Comics Journal, March 2005
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Hello people this was and is a very important event that will spread (i hope) to America. Im honored to be featured and have my dads work touted with such respect and love. Mark

Red Bull See No Evil video featuring Bode in Bristol
August 13-12, 2012

Check out this piece from Lizard of Oz that Bode did while doing the gig in Australia, February 2012
It is a Bode Mural Time Lapse by Bondy

Fletch Anderson interviews Bode while in Melbourne

1000 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact: Anna Lopez

An exhibit showcasing life-size Bodé characters and metal sculptures1AM Promo, August 24 - September 22, 2012
Featured artwork by Mark and Vaughn Bodé and Metal Man ED
Opening Reception: Friday, August 24th, 2012 from 7 - 10 pm
On View Through: Sunday, September 22nd, 2012

1AM is proud to present "METALMORPHOSIS", a collaborative exhibition featuring new works by Bay Area artists, Mark Bodé and Metal Man Ed. The two artists have come together to create a whimsical world of Bodé characters along with abstract sculptures through large-scale metal installations. Promising to offer a truly unique experience, viewers will be transported to another dimension.

As par of the exhibit, Mark and Ed have teamed up to "bring to life" the comic strip characters made famous by Mark's late father, Vaughn Bodé in the 1960's and 70's. Together, they have hand picked over 50 different Bode comic images to create life-sized pieces painted and fabricated on aluminum. "This is the coolest thing to happen with my dad's work since he passed away", says Mark.

Ed's pieces are rugged and raw encompassing several different genres of art. He's brining the show into a new realm with his metal work and life-sized scale that will not only capture the eye but also be a throwback to years past.

Witness the transformation for yourself and join us for the opening of "METALMORPHSIS" on Friday, August 24th from 7-10pm. For more information, visit 1AMSF. If you have any questions or would like to request media related material please email Anna.


Mark Bode brings his art to Amsterdam 2012

ArTicks Gallery presents Da’ Bodé in Amsterdam
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Bode in Amsterdam 2012 Articks Gallery


For two generations Mark and his father Vaughn Bode have forged an artistic legacy that has had a profound effect on graffiti, street art and underground comics.

In the mid seventies, the iconoclastic Vaughn Bode's comic book characters, particularly Cheech Wizard resonated so closely with the revolutionary spirit of pioneering graffiti artist that these characters were adopted as the mascots of the movement, becoming the first used in graffiti.

In recent years Mark Bode, an accomplished graffiti artist, tattooist, illustrator and writer, has stretched the horizons of the Bode universe beyond imagination, creating several cult classic comics, perhaps the best known being Colbalt 60, which is currently slated by Zack Snyder for a live action film.

Bode is also something of a nexus for the world street art and graffiti art scene, the heir to the first graffiti characters, a genuinely positive visionary and a backbone of the community he has painted murals around the globe with an extended family consisting of the most respected graffiti and street artists.

For "Bode in Oz", In February Mark Bode will be taking a 2 week tour of Melbourne and Sydney, painting murals with Australian artists and exhibiting a collection of original work along with the performance of a Cartoon Concert in both cities.

House Of Bricks
40 Budd St, Coillingwood, Vic
Opening, 2012 Saturday 18th February 6-9pm
Running from the 19th Feb - 4th March

China Heights
Level 3, 16-28 Foster St, Surry Hills, NSW
Opening, 2012 Friday 24th February 6-9pm

Interested in owning an Original piece of Bode Art?
Check out the pieces for sale in the MARK BODE "BODE IN OZ" ART CATALOGUE!

Melbourne - House of Bricks - Opening 2/18/12
Sidney - China Heights - Opening 2/24/12

Hello people , please pass this on to art folks who may want to attend its part of the art walk in downtown Las Vegas , Ill be there for the reception and will be painting a wall outside the gallery on the 3rd and 4th as well. Bode - 2011


The Comics Journal
Inteview with Mark Bode: Lizards and Broads
(be sure to also click on the Part two and Part three links on the page)

Opening is 7 to 11
101 Smith Street, Brooklyn NY - USAFracanstein

Hello Folks, this is the last in the series of art shows ive been throwing or participating in this year here in California and it may be one of the best in a way as its always a great thing to bring piers together and this is the event where that will happen. This show will have some of the biggest names in spraycan culture and you can see their original works Saturday Sept 18th, 2010 6 till 10pm for the reception and meet the artists.

Bring a black book and collect drawings and tags from some of the greats in attendance. Art will be for sale by certain artists, and my personal collection of spraycan art history will be on display (including OSGEMEOS, and DONDI, and the godfather of graffiti himself SEEN).

The Place is Sacred Rose tattoo shop 1728 University ave, Berkeley CA USA, there will be wine beer while it lasts. Hope to see you at the Easside meets Wesside show!! Bode

Easside Wesside

Bode Puzzle Release, Friday 08/27/10 8pm, 1262 Mason Street SF CA USA

Mark and Vaughn and Vincent Bode all in one show

"Wizards Lizards and Broads" a 50 year retrospective of Bode art
Mark , and Vincent Bode (Vaughn's brother) will be at the opening signing posters and merch at the 1 AM gallery SF come to this first time ever event!!!
Opening Friday June 25th 7 to 10PM

Mark's good friend, and special guest artist, JAMES O BARR - creator of "The Crow"
will also be at the opening to sign, and do drawings, for people.

Wizards Lizards and Broads

Bode Mural Gets Blessed?!
Check out a Bode mural blessing on a church in the Mission district of San Francisco...

Check out the Video on YouTube


This will be the first time ive shown the new Cobalt 60 story in its pencil state for a glimpse into the future of the cobalt 60 saga Im up to page 46 we will see how far im to finish by the time of the show. Isabel does a diary type strip that is on a 400 foot roll of paper and Mike Dingle (a dear friend of mine) does collage on a large level..
The Soma arts building is huge so I am doing a big canvas of Cobalt 15 x 15 ft for the show.. DJ CUBA will be spinning and others for the opening..and yes thats my fathers image on the flyer we must pay homage to the original to keep the spirits happy, so on with the story..

Unfurling: This Land
SOMArts Cultural Center

The Rumor Is True!

COBALT 60 is being optioned as a Live Action Motion Picture
by Universal Studios
to be directed by Zack Snyder

Uni mines 'Cobalt' with Snyder

Director: Zack Snyder
Release Date: To be announced!

Synopsis: Taking place in a postapocalyptic world inhabited by mutants and fantastical creatures, the story follows the masked hero Cobalt 60, who embarks on a quest to avenge his parents, who were murdered by the evil Strontium 90.

Hear the latest Bode Interview online!!!
You will have to scroll about halfway down the page and look for Article #65
The show can also be downloaded from iTunes - search for Comics Coast to Coast under podcasts and we are show #65

Mark Bode will be attending and tattooing all 3 days at the BTOSE
in Las Vegas this October at The Sacred Rose table
check out the site and make an appointment with Mark for a Bode tattoo..

View the VIMBY - Puma x Bode video
get a glimpse of the latest kewl stuff

The San Francisco Underground Comix Experience
July 10-August 22, 2009
Artist Reception: Friday, July 10, 6-8 PM

The Summer of Love returns to the Bay Area as Electric Works presents The San Francisco Underground Comix Experience! Over a dozen of the most influential and groundbreaking artists ever to stretch the limits of Comic Books and the Art World will be offering their original pages, illustrations, and paintings for sale including Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Maxon Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, S. Clay Wilson, Spain Rodriguez, Dan O’Neill, Vaughn Bode, Larry Todd, Trina Robbins, Guy Colwell, Jay Kinney, Paul Mavrides, Mark Bode, and Randy Vogel.

Check out Electric Works if you want
SF Underground Comix Experience

Hello out there , just a note to people who may want a Bode tattoo and live or are visiting in europe I will be tattooing at Evil From The Needle 232 Camden High street in London on February 2 - 6, 2009. Please feel free to forward or post this flyer.

I will be tattooing by appointment only so you must make your appointment ahead of time. Send the shop an email requesting an appointment, or contact them though their site.
Thanks! Mark Bode

Mark Bode at Evil From The Needle

Mark Bode Underground Comics and Character Development Class

     Mark has worked in comics for 30 years, a career built on the back of his legendary father Vaughn Bode who has influenced the world of graffiti with his style of comic art.
work has appeared in such published books and magazines as Epic illustrated ,Heavy Metal, Penthouse, Hustler and Juxtapoz.
     His comic work in the past years include Miami Mice, Cobalt 60, The Lizard of OZ, Gyro Comics, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #s 18 and issue # 32, and TMNT special Times Pipeline..
     Currently he is
working on the second half of the Cobalt 60 saga for Dark Horse comics. Mark has sold his comic adaptation of Cobalt 60 to Universal Studios for a live action Movie that starts production in 2009, by Director Zack Snyder of Frank Millers "300" and soon to be released "Watchmen" the movie fame..

Mark will be doing 4 two hour classes at First Amendment gallery in SF with emphasis on character design and development, story , plot and panel composition.,. As well as shed some light on how to make it in the comics and art world.

  • Each class will begin easy for those who may not have done comics before.
  • There will be a hands on interactive draw along in each class so bring a pad and paper and a pencil and eraser and various tipped black pens for inking.
  • Due to some mature subject matter ages 15 and up suggested but if you have a parents consent we may make an exception.

Dec 12th 2008 - Friday - class A 4:30 to 6:30
Dec 12th 2008 - Friday - class B 7:30 to 9:30

Dec 19th 2008 - Friday - class A 4:30 to 6:30
Dec 19th 2008 - Friday - class B 7:30 to 9:30

!st amendment Gallery is located
1000 Howard street at 6th SF
more info on classes and fees and to sign up
call 415-861-5089

Puma Bode Cheech Wizard Shoe drop party and Bode art show in Berlin May 17th 2008

This party is at club Berghain one of the best clubs ive ever been to,
the place is an old electrical plant from WW2.
Cool setting for the Cheech Wizard Puma shoe drop party...Bode

A Tribute to Vaughn and Mark Bode
After two years, Overkill invites the legendary comic character "Cheech Wizard" and it's illustrator Mark Bodé back to Berlin again.
The San Francisco-based artist took one weekend off to present his and his father Vaughn Bodé's eclectic work in Berlin.

Puma Bodé Sneaker Premiere and Signing
Saturday, 17.05.2008, 2 - 6 pm
Köpenicker Straße 195a,
10997 Berlin – Kreuzberg
U-Bhf: Schlesisches Tor (U1)
Tel. Info: +49 30 69506126

Puma and Overkill present "Cheech Wizard goes to Berlin"

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Bode Broad Exhibition

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Bode Broad Toy Release Party in New York City




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