Markus ‘Star’ Harwood-Jones is a white, queer, mad, trans, space-case and day-dreamer living in Tkaronto.

As an author, illustrator, and film-maker, Markus focuses on themes of love, justice, and community. His main artistic works include the the all-trans documentary Mosaic, the young adult novel We Three, and the campion series Just Julian and Romeo for Real.

He is also the author of the Confessions and Everything & All At Once zine series.

Markus holds a BA in Sociology from Ryerson University, an MA in Gender Studies from Queen’s University. He is currently undertaking a Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Trish Salah, researching methods of creative, collaborative storytelling in trans communities.

  Markus also works as a public speaker and workshop facilitator, specializing on the topics of gender, sexuality, creative writing, community research, zine making, and performance.

Original art and associated merchandise are avilable at the Starkiss Creations storefront.