Mark Chiarello was born on Halloween in 1960.
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.