Marty Pants: Do Not Open! is Mark Parisi’s debut novel, but he is no stranger to making people laugh. His "Off the Mark" comic panel has been running in newspapers around the country since 1987. His cartoon won Best Newspaper Panel from the National Cartoonists Society in 2009 and 2012, and Best Greeting Cards in 2013.) For more on Mark's comic, visit offthemark.com.)
Mark's new children's book series, Marty Pants, combines text and cartoons in a hilarious way, and is getting critical acclaim.
"Off the Mark cartoonist Parisi's prose-and-cartoon series kickoff is a winner"
School Library Journal
"An easy pick for reluctant readers."
"Showing uncommon mastery of the Wimpy Kid genre and narrative style."
"Plenty of random, laugh-out-loud moments."
Lincoln Peirce, New York Times-bestselling creator of Big Nate
Funny and engaging. Marty Pants is a surefire hit!"
Fran Parisi, Mark's mom
"Engrossing! Kids will love it! I did!"
Mark Parisi Greeting Cards
Mark's greeting cards are available through Recycle Paper Products Oatmeal Studios and Viabella and can be found in many retails stores including, Target and Walmart. In 2013, he won Best Greeting cards from The National Cartoonist Society.
Check out Bethenny Frankel from the Real Housewives of NYC getting an off the mark greeting card for her birthday.
Get Off The Mark Products
Lot's of very funny Off The Mark cartoon t-shirts, mugs, and more available from the award-winning syndicated cartoonist and creator of the new Marty Pants Book: DO NOT OPEN.
Also, Marty Pants swag too.