Mark Evanier

Mark Stephen Evanier (pronounced ev-uh-near; born March 2, 1952) is an American comic book and television writer.

He first worked as an assistant for Jack Kirby as well as writing for various Disney comic books. He later did comics for Looney Tunes, Woody Woodpecker, Scooby-Doo, Tarzan, Korak, and Blackhawk. He is the co-creator of Groo the Wanderer (with Sergio Aragonés), The DNAgents (with Will Meugniot) and its spin-off Crossfire (with Dan Spiegle).

In television, he wrote for live-action shows such as Pink Lady and Jeff, The Krofft Superstar Hour (aka The Bay City Rollers Show), Pryor's Place, Bob (the fourth series to star Bob Newhart) and The Half-Hour Comedy Hour. His animation credentials include Scooby-Doo (in which he wrote the first episode featuring Scrappy-Doo, whom he developed), Plastic Man, Richie Rich (which he story edited), Dungeons and Dragons (which he developed), Thundarr the Barbarian, Mother Goose and Grimm, and Superman: The Animated Series, as well as both Garfield series.

He wrote "Point of View", a column for Comic Buyer's Guide, and Kirby: King of Comics, a biography of Jack Kirby.


Garfield and FriendsEdit

Wrote or co-wrote (with Sharman DiVono) all episodes

The Garfield ShowEdit

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Garfield (Comic Book)Edit

Voice DirectorEdit


Garfield and FriendsEdit


  • Garfield and Friends is his favorite animation project.[1]
  • One of his favorite movies is It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World; he was one of the commentators for its Criterion release.
  • He is a big fan of the music group Big Daddy.
  • He has a strong dislike for cole slaw. He once attempted an episode of Garfield that dealt with cole slaw (having previously done so with a C.B. Bears comic story), which went unmade due to a disagreement with Jim Davis.[2]


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