Mark Parisi is a 59-year-old cartoonist born in New England, and is the creator of his own comic series called "Off the Mark." His comics revolve around good-hearted humor, visual gags, and jokes that stem from witty observations. In these dark times, where everything may offend everyone, the comics provide people with lightness and smiles.

What makes them so attractive is their simplicity and efficiency. With just one or two panels, Mark manages to powerfully convey his keen sense of humor. And he manages to do so with various different themes, items, situations and perspectives, which goes to prove how versatile his style is.

And his viewerbase is as diverse as his comics; his 55k followers on Instagram are a testament to it. Mark has been doing it for a long while, and he has even published a few books. If you like his stuff, you can check him out on his website, or support him on Patreon. For now, enjoy his comics that we present to you today.

More info: offthemark.com | Instagram | patreon.com

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Cecilia Herrera
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11 months ago

No one can resist a purring cat.

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Here's what Mark has told about his dream of being a cartoonist to Bored Panda: "I've wanted to cartoon since I could hold a crayon. I was inspired by Charles Schulz and MAD Magazine, but it wasn't until Gary Larson came along that I realized the type of comics I should be doing. Now I'm inspired by everything that happens in life, from pets to pop culture to pandemics."

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Cecilia Herrera
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11 months ago

Like father, like son.

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The beginning of his comics goes way back. "'Off the Mark' has been published since 1987, and started small in weekly papers. It's now nationwide in daily papers, as well as things like national greeting card lines. There are lots of Off the Mark cartoon compilation books at offthemark.com, and I also have a HarperCollins series of middle-grade chapter books called Marty Pants."

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glowworm2
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11 months ago

Oh my gosh, this is genius!

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

awwwwwww ❤️

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Cecilia Herrera
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11 months ago

So many people need to see this.

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He's proud to share what he has achieved over the years, and what's next is on his mind. "I've been lucky enough to have people like Paul Newman, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, and the Dixie Chicks use my cartoons in their projects. Right now I'm working on various projects from official Garbage Pail Kids sketch cards, to a middle-grade novel called The Truth About 5th Grade with Kim Tomsic. Keeps me busy and I think being busy is important right about now."

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Berry Budgie
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11 months ago

FLOOF

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CATMONSTER2018
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11 months ago

You belong together!!! 4-eva!!!

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Being as experienced as he is, Mark gave some nuggets of wisdom to those who are only starting out. "For a beginner, I would say cartoon because you love it, not because you expect to get rich. Do what resonates with you and you never know what can happen."

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GalaxyGriffin
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11 months ago

Lol this should be higher up.

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Berry Budgie
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11 months ago

This is smart

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glowworm2
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11 months ago

Wrong crowd, Ladybug.

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glowworm2
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11 months ago

Best Lab ever!

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

Did he make the bubbles with his Spongebutt? 😮

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Berry Budgie
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11 months ago (edited)

Took me a while

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Luna Wolfblood
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11 months ago

I read too much so they actually have to stop me

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Dreamwolf
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11 months ago

Mine is definitely the undercooked one.

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Berry Budgie
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11 months ago

Lol Demetri looks so happy

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Lis Daglish
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11 months ago

Adorably wholesome.

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glowworm2
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11 months ago

Genius!

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William Faulk
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11 months ago

oooooh, i see now XD

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Cecilia Herrera
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11 months ago

Oh Noooooooo.

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Cecilia Herrera
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11 months ago

True story.

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William Faulk
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11 months ago

xD omg thats horrible, i can't stop laughing rn.

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Berry Budgie
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11 months ago

So thats why cats feel important now...

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glowworm2
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11 months ago

That was hilarious.

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William Faulk
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11 months ago

oh i get it, since fih dont remember anything more than 5 seconds.

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Cecilia Herrera
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11 months ago

(The Funeral March, plays in the background.) As the the turkey drops dead in fright.

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Cecilia Herrera
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11 months ago

What a sweet couple of furry friends to share your bed with.

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Freloise_Raven
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11 months ago

Omg so true

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Cecilia Herrera
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11 months ago

Wait until his child finds out.

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Julianne Masse
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11 months ago

yeah i agree

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William Faulk
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11 months ago

hours later..." 737426898248964

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The weird one!
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11 months ago

that took me a second

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Lydia Shen
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11 months ago

oh nooooo

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William Faulk
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11 months ago

If only huma \ns could do this and go outside every now-and-then.

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Berry Budgie
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11 months ago

I can never tell the days of the week apart unless it is Friday Saturday or Sunday

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Theo C
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11 months ago

He looks like one of those multicolor pens

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Cecilia Herrera
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11 months ago

Who can blame him?

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haha laser go brrr
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11 months ago

But it sure is clever

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

Nailed it!

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Theo C
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11 months ago

GENIUS

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Kay blue
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11 months ago

Most cats would see this as "challenge accepted".

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William Faulk
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11 months ago

Yes omg, my life would be a Cakewalk if it existed, like no more bad grades!

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Berry Budgie
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11 months ago

Aw poor guy

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Cecilia Herrera
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11 months ago

That look of guilt, "Number four, officer,"

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William Faulk
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11 months ago

XD the time when you lose an earbud....

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

🎶 Now he's getting a tattoo yeah, he's getting ink done He asked for a 13, but they drew a 31 🎶

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Mohsie Supposie
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11 months ago

Nice disguise! If only more turkeys did that...

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Berry Budgie
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11 months ago (edited)

Awww poor cookie monster

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Gold roses
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11 months ago

Literally me I’ll be sitting on the couch beating people on fornite and I feel like they be like who is this psycho mando who keeps beating me and I be sitting on the couch munching on potato chips

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William Faulk
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11 months ago

yeees, during quarantine, the only thing that kept me on track was school, but when we had brakes, i lost track of day.

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