Mark as Barnabas Collins on Halloween 1968.

About Mark Voger

The journalistic career of Mark Voger began in the living room of Muhammad Ali, who Mark interviewed for The Holy Rosary School Times in 1971, when he was in the seventh grade. Mark writes about entertainment topics and designs for print and online. At The Star-Ledger, he was the home video critic and a page designer. Before that, he was a longtime writer-designer for the Asbury Park Press. The resident of Monmouth County, NJ, is currently the design director of At Home New Jersey and a columnist for RetroFan magazine. Contact Mark by email via [email protected].

Mark has written and designed seven books for Raleigh-based TwoMorrows Publishing:

ZOWIE!  The TV Superhero Craze in ’60s Pop Culture
BRITMANIA  The British Invasion of the Sixties in Pop Culture
HOLLY JOLLY  Celebrating Christmas Past in Pop Culture
GROOVY  When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture
MONSTER MASH  The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze in America 1957-1972
THE DARK AGE  Grim, Great & Gimmicky Post-Modern Comics
HERO GETS GIRL!  The Life and Art of Kurt Schaffenberger


HOLIDAY BOOK SIGNING: My Christmas book of 2020, “Holly Jolly,” has sold out, but I was signing and selling new copies from my personal stock on Dec. 16, 2023, at Groovy Graveyard, 658 Cookman Ave. in Asbury Park, NJ. On this beautifully clear and cold Saturday, Asbury and Ocean Grove were positively glowing with Christmas cheer.

FLEMINGTON SUMMER BOOK FEST 2023: I had a great time meetin’ folks and hawkin’ books at the sprawling festival held on May 28, 2023. They parked me in a great spot right in front of a very cool book store, Act 2 Books at 24 Central Ave. There were a lotta people who love books walkin’ around on that sunny, hot Sunday. More on the 4-day Book Fest HERE.

SCARY STORIES BOOK FESTIVAL: My first in-person gig since the COVID broke out was the Scary Stories Book Festival held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at the Capitoline Basement in Asbury Park. Keepin’ it weird were the “zombies” who walked by our tables — participants in the Asbury Park Zombie Walk. Read my coverage (with photos) HERE.

SUPER SHOCK SHOW ’19: I had a blast on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the winter edition of the Super Shock Show at Groovy Graveyard in Asbury Park. Guests at the free event included animator Bob Camp (“Ren and Stimpy”); Weird NJ guys Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman; scream queen Genoveva Rossi (“Bloodmania”); horror writer Steven Farkas; and artists Philip McNulty, Danny Kelly, Raynard Hannah and Brian Petitti. Read all about it, and view photos from the event HERE.

GROOVY GRAVEYARD III: We all got our groove on at a “Groovy” signing held Dec. 16, 2017, at Groovy Graveyard in Asbury Park. It was great meetin’ folks and gettin’ in the holiday spirit. See my post (with photos) HERE.

‘Groovy’s’ world-premiere at New York Comic Con

“Groovy” was released on Nov. 21, 2017. But six weeks earlier, TwoMorrows Publishing had 15 copies specially shipped to the New York Comic Con held Oct. 5-8, 2017, at Javits Center in Manhattan. It was the first time anybody in the world — myself included — saw the book, so it was kinda excitin’. I was on hand at the TwoMorrows booth (#1038) on that Friday, Saturday and Sunday to scrawl my name on the advance copies. Following are links to my blogs (with lotsa photos) about my three days at the con:

OCT. 6, 2017, at New York Comic Con HERE.
OCT. 7, 2017, at New York Comic Con HERE.
OCT. 8, 2017, at New York Comic Con HERE.
COSPLAY at New York Comic Con HERE.


‘Monster Mash’ tour stops

OCT. 15, 2016, at the All-Star Super Shock Show in Asbury Park, NJ
JUNE 4, 2016, at the 14th Rondo Classic Horror Awards in Louisville, Kentucky
OCT. 31, 2015, at the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Pa.
OCT. 24, 2015, at the Chiller Theatre Toy, Model & Film Expo in Parsippany, NJ
OCT. 17, 2015, at Groovy Graveyard in Asbury Park, NJ