Mark John Buckingham (a.k.a. Bucky) is a comics artist from Clevedon in Somerset who was born on May 23rd 1966 and is not yet dead. He has been working in the industry since 1987, when he illustrated amongst other things a number of articles by Neil Gaiman in British satirical magazine The Truth. The majority of his work since 1988 has been for American comics, notably Vertigo's Hellblazer, Sandman, Death: The High Cost of Living, Death: The Time of Your Life, Shade the Changing Man and Fables and Eclipse's Miracleman (with Neil Gaiman, following Alan Moore) as well as Spider-Man, Star Trek, Dr Strange, Generation X and Ghost Rider 2099 for Marvel. However, he has also done some work in Britain for 2000 AD, on Tyranny Rex and Tharg's Future Shocks, as well as a story in a Revolver Special in 1990 and the limited series Mortigan Goth: Immortalis for Marvel UK in 1993. He has so far won four Eisner awards, and now lives in Spain with his wife, journalist and TV newscaster Irma Page (Neil Gaiman was best man at their wedding).