Mark Chiarello is a painter, art director and editor in the comics business. As a painter, he has worked on such projects as the Batman story Batman/Houdini: The Devil's Workshop (with writers Howard Chaykin and John Francis Moore) and Clive Barker's Hellraiser. He was also the first colorist on Mike Mignola's creator owned comic book, Hellboy (on Seed of Destruction).
As an editor for DC Comics, he co-created the critically acclaimed Batman: Black & White mini-series (for which he received an Eisner Award in 1997 and again in 2003) and the current Solo series. Previously, Chiarello worked in animation and was a long time assistant to Archie Goodwin.
Recently, Chiarello's work was seen in Star Wars: The New Essential Chronology alongside artists Tommy Lee Edwards and John Van Fleet. He also co-authored the book The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics with Eisner Award winning letterer, Todd Klein. He also drew a Samurai Jack story for DC's Cartoon Network Action Pack #1.
His work has also earned him the 1993 National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book.
Date of Birth:
October 31, 1960
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Mark Chiarello is a favorite creator of 2 usersAwards:
- 1994 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: (Batman/Houdini: The Devil's Workshop (DC Comics))
- 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Cover Artist: (for Terminal City [DC/Vertigo])
- 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Editor: (for Batman: Black and White [DC])