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Miami Mice - The Complete Collection by Mark Bode


Miami Mice - The Complete Collection by Mark Bode


"Miami Mice - The Complete Collection", is the long awaited anthology of Mark Bode's original four issue comic book series created in the mid-1980's at the height of Miami Vice TV Show craze, featuring a Foreword by Kevin Eastman (co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), has bonus unpublished material along with a color section of all the cover artwork (138 Pages, B/W + Color, Trade Paperback Edition). 

$16.95 + S/H (2014, Golden Frog Press)

note:  the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles make a special cameo in one of the stories, as Mark Bode was one of the early artists brought in to draw the turtles back in the 1980's.


Adult Content:  Must be 18 Years or Older to purchase this publication:  (some graphic violence, nudity, and mature language).


Mark Bodé

Mark Bodé


Bode at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 17, 2009.

Born(1963-02-18) February 18, 1963 (age 51)
Utica, New York


Area(s)Cartoonist, Artist

Notable works

The Lizard of Oz

Notable collaborations

Vaughn Bodé, Larry Todd

Official website

Mark Bodé (born February 18, 1963 in Utica, New York) is an American cartoonist. The son of underground comics legend Vaughn Bodé, Mark often produces works similar to the elder Bodé’s style. He is best known for his work on Cobalt-60, Miami Mice, and The Lizard of Oz. Bodé has also worked for Heavy Metal magazine and on The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Bodé is also a tattoo artist, spending many years working around Northampton, Massachusetts, although he now lives in California.[1]





Early life[edit]

Mark Bodé was born February 18, 1963 in Utica, New York, the son of the cartoonist Vaughn Bodé. Bodé began drawing at age three, and even colored in some of his father's artwork with markers. He claims that his father...

“brainwashed me into seeing his world, so the characters I started coming up with were heavily influenced by him. Right before he died he told me: 'We'll always be Bode and son. Share my style, but don't get too close.' I couldn't wait to work with him.[1]

Vaughn died when Bodé was 12 years old, on a visit with his divorced father in San Francisco.[1] Mark found his father's body.[2]

Bodé attended art school in Oakland, California. He also studied animation at San Francisco State University. In 1982, he attended The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City as a fine arts major.

While attending SVA, Bodé met Marvel Comics editor Archie Goodwin, who was starting up a new magazine called Epic Illustrated. Bodé became a contributor from 1983 to 1986.[3]



Bodé has completed and expanded upon many of his father's works.[2] As a 15-year-old Bodé colored the unfinished work Zooks, the First Lizard in Orbit for Heavy Metal.[4][2] In 1984 he expanded and illustrated Cobalt 60, originally created as a short story by his father in 1968. Written by Larry Todd[5] and fully painted by Mark Bodé, the story was serialized in Epic Illustrated, and later collected by The Donning Company/Starblaze Graphics and re-published as a four-issue limited series by Tundra Publishing.[6]

Bodé was the creator of black-and-white comic Miami Mice, published by Rip Off Press in 1986. Bodé and Todd collaborated again on Rip Off Press' 1987 comic Gyro Force.

From 1988 to 1995 Bodé wrote and drew comics with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman. The two collaborated on several issues for Mirage Studios, including issues #18 & #32. Bodé was also the solo creator on the special edition Times Pipeline of TMNT. The Cobalt 60 saga was completed and was published as four graphic novels with Eastman’s company Tundra Publishing.

In 2004, Fantagraphics published Bodé's The Lizard of Oz, a send-up of The Wizard of Oz, starring his father's iconic creation, Cheech Wizard.[1]

Bodé's anthology work includes Subway Art, Spray Can Art, Mugs and Mascots, Burning New York, Broken Windows, Dondi White, Aerosol Kingdom, Picturing the Modern Amazon (by New Museum books), Jack Kirby’s Heroes and Villains, 15 Years of Heavy Metal, 20 Years of Heavy Metal, and Comic Book Superstars.

Tattooing and spray can art[edit]

Bodé took up the art of tattooing in 1994. He trained under the guidance of tattoo artists Al Valenta, from western Massachusetts, and Myke Maldonado, from New York.[citation needed]

Bodé also took up spray can art, and has done many mural tributes to his father’s characters over the years.[2] In his career as a spraycan artist, he has done mural work globally in London, Spain, Italy, and Germany as well as locally in his hometown of San Francisco.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Bodé lives in Daly City, California, with his wife, Molly; they have a daughter named Zara.[2]



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  • November 2013 — West Bank Gallery, London
  • October 2013 — Warfield Theater mural, San Francisco (with Osgemeos)
  • May 2013 — Montana Gallery, Barcelona
  • 2013 — Yard Five, Berlin, Germany
  • August 2012 — 1AM Gallery, San Francisco
  • July 2012 — Arctic Gallery, Amsterdam
  • 2010 — 1AM Gallery, San Francisco: Wizards, Lizards and Broads[2]
  • 2008 — Berghain Club, Berlin
  • 2005 — Oaklandish Gallery, Oakland, California
  • 2004 — The Upper Playground Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1999 — New Museum: Picturing the Modern Amazon
  • 1993 — The Psychedelic Solution Gallery, New York City
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