About

Mark Chiarello

DC COMICS, Art Director · Academy instructor


Instructing Workshop:
COMICS & SEQUENTIAL ART

 Mark Chiarello

Mark Chiarello

Mark Chiarello is the Art & Design Director at DC Comics. As a freelance illustrator, he has received the comic book industry's Eisner, Harvey, and Reuben Awards. Mark has also done freelance illustration for, among others, the National Basketball Association, Topps, Lucasfilm, Disney, and Universal Pictures. He lives in Burbank, CA.

His book "Heroes of the Negro Leagues"
(Abrams Publishing) was named the second best 
sports book of 2007 by Amazon.com.

A graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, 
Mark was fortunate enough to have as roommates, Kent Williams, John Van Fleet, and George Pratt.  He worked as an illustrator for DisneyWorld for a short time in the 1980’s, then went on to work for Marvel Comics and ultimately DC Comics, where he is currently Art Director. Mark lives in Maplewood, NJ with his wonderful wife Catherine and wonderful kids, Jack and Rose, and his almost wonderful dog, Oscar.