Time and time again, Mark Reed's self-centered actions and attention-seeking nature cause him to disrupt the lives of his friends and family. Inevitably, everyone reaches their limit with him, and the series follows him as he navigates the complex and often misunderstood situations that contribute to these consequences.
The Mark Side was created by the YouTube animator and Tumblr artist Saveraedae. Many of the characters in TMS were originally created in September of 2015. In 2016, it was announced that The Mark Side would be its own series! Originally, the main idea of the series was to follow the unfortunate and unlucky life of Mark. However, as time went on, this concept got quite a bit darker.
In 2016, Saveraedae released a video titled "The Mark Side" Episode 1 - "Friends In-Deed!" This video served as episode one to 'generation one' of The Mark Side. While more episodes were planned and a few entered production, the series was soon cancelled due to lack of interest from the creator. TMS was in a strange limbo stage until late 2019; During that period of time, the story was developed and elaborated on, scripts were written for a new era, and the series became a little less friendly. Currently, a new series, which would be considered 'generation 2' of TMS, premiered its first episode June 27, 2020 and is currently ongoing and in production!
The Mark Side is an indie animated teen drama/comedy series. Each episode is around 22 minutes in length, give or take. Currently, the majority of the visual side of production is done by just Saveraedae. The series has a grounded and story driven narrative with its main focus being on characters' developments and relationships with one another as they change and grow. Simply put, The Mark Side is a passion project created by Saveraedae. Saver just wants to have fun, tell a story that people will enjoy, and create a story that she herself finds interesting so she can share it with others!
The funding for the show comes from personal funds, small donations from fans, and merchandise sales.
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