Mark Guthrie is originally from a small town in north eastern Victoria called Strathmerton. One of those blink and you miss it places that are prevalent in Austraila. His upbringing was the family dairy farm where he chased and milked many cows but more often drew them, so he (and his parents) thought it a good idea for him study art. Which he did. After obtaining a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Illustration from Griffith University in Brisbane he worked in animation with Walt Disney Animation Australia in Sydney. His film credits include An Extremely Goofy Movie, The Little Mermaid 2, Peter Pan - Return to Neverland, Jungle Book 2, Lion King 3, The 3 Mouseketeers and Lilo and Stitch - Stitch Has a Glitch. Also in TV animation for the Disney Channel and Warner Bros.
He returned to Brisbane to pursue his true passion in art which is straight Illustration and Cartooning. He has authored and illustrated children's books for Scholastic Australia, Koala Books, Blake Publishing, Random House, Pearson Education and Cengage Learning.