In 1978, the 23-year-old artist started work on The Mystery of the Rebellious Robot. Random House provided him with a finished story, as well as reference photos from Star Wars to help with technical details. He describes the process as one with tight deadlines, but one which allowed the inclusion of humor and subtle details in his work. After his work was completed, Random House sent him passes for The Empire Strikes Back.
Corcoran has continued his artistic career, including illustrations for textbooks and Highlights for Children magazine. Outside of his art, Corcoran's interests include the electric guitar and model-making.
Star Wars WorksEdit
- Mark Corcoran bio at Asciutto Art Representatives
- The Rebellious Robot at 30, a look back at The Mystery of the Rebellious Robot