Mark Parisi is a great cartoonist of the gag strip Off the Mark. I admire his work but I’ve never met him. This is a great article that he wrote for the GoComics blog. It’s always fun to read about peoples beginnings of cartooning. Cartoons is a lifelong passion and it takes a lifetime to master. From my point of view Mark makes it look so easy. His website says you can search of 7000 cartoons! I love his parody cartoons since I try my hand at that as well.