"The art of Mark Pate, showcased here in this first volume, portrays a dignified look at otherworldly intentions and magnified horror-scopes. His subtle use of comedy and overwhelming barrage of commedie seems to juxtapose the essence of the young man himself." -Ernest Hartsburg (Eastern European Institute of Artistic Intent)
"Upon first encounter, Mark Pate's work captured my attention and imagination, forever trapping it within the confines of the wooden panels. I haven't yet moved on from the experience." -Mary Brinne (Washington League of Cultural Preservation)
Born on top of Mount Hagaroth, Mark was kidnapped by the Warrior Tribe of Kzangnudu. Upon his becoming of age he was trained in the tribe's warrior methods where he excelled in poisoned-spear-hand combat. At the age of 14 he was wed to the princess of Alter-King Fvangrudio. The marriage was short-lived however because the princess was really gross and boring to talk to, so Mark packed up and used his only vile of Succrato Juice to levitate to Earth. To this day he wanders the land searching for the Crimson Stone of Trageria, which is the source of power for his arch nemesis, Joshimus Prime.