Mark Kalesniko is the creator of the Harvey Award nominated Why Did Pete Duel Kill Himself?, and the recently published Mail Order Bride. An adept look at life after a Korean mail order bride arrives to meet her Canadian husband, the latter work defies anyone who has an opinion (but no experience) regarding the little-understood world of mail order marriages. Kalesniko, a Disney animator with several motion picture credits - including Mulan and The Lion King, among others - employs an elegant and delicate brush stroke to capture the story of this fragile relationship.
Kalesniko lives in Glendale, California with his wife and fellow artist, Jennifer Yuan. Mail Order Bride is his third graphic novel for Fantagraphics, following 1997's Why Did Pete Duel Kill Himself? and 1994's Alex.