Mark Stafford is a cartoonist, the co-creator of the graphic novels Cherubs (with Bryan Talbot) The Man who Laughs, Lip Hook and the Bad Bad Place (With David Hine) alongside a teetering pile of other comics work. He has designed beer labels, theatre posters, record covers, t-shirts and at least one mural. He has twice been chosen to collaborate with the British Council on projects in South Korea and has been the long-standing and ill-defined cartoonist-in-residence for the Cartoon Museum in London.
Salmonella Smorgasbord is a collection of his best comics work, illustration, art and design in one book. Long lost and hard to find strips from small press titles, magazines and anthologies have been gathered, restored and been given a fresh lick of paint, never before printed portfolio pieces and never completed graphic works have been finished off and spruced up, paintings have been scanned and restored, previously homeless works have been housed. The result is a heaping helping of horrible, a diabolic dinner of degenerate delights, a Salmonella Smorgasbord, if you will.