Mark Chiarello

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Mark Chiarello
Mark Chiarello at the Dutch Comic Con in Utrecht 2018.jpg
Area(s)Penciller, Editor

Mark Chiarello is an American illustrator, art director and comic book editor.


As an illustrator, Chiarello has worked on such projects as the Batman story Batman/Houdini: The Devil's Workshop (which earned him the 1993 National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book[1]) 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 created the critically acclaimed series Batman Black and White, Solo, and Wednesday Comics. Chiarello was responsible for teaming up comics superstars Jim Lee and Jeph Loeb for their extremely successful run on the Batman series "Hush". Previously, Chiarello worked at Marvel Comics where he was assistant to Archie Goodwin.

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.

In 2007 Chiarello and Jack Morelli authored "Heroes of the Negro Leagues," from Abrams Publishing, a book on the history of the Negro Leagues. An article and interview featuring Chiarello's Negro League paintings appeared in the March 8' issue of Juxtapoz Magazine.

In 2009 Chiarello painted the Spring Summer 09 advertising campaign for Carhartt.[2][3]

In 2012 he was the editor of the Before Watchmen comics Dr. Manhattan, Minute Men, Silk Spectre, Moloch, and Dollar Bill.

In 2019, Mark was let go from DC after working for them for 26 years.[4]



  • 1987
    • Lost Planet #2 (Eclipse)
  • 1990
    • Clive Barker's Hellraiser #4 (Epic/Marvel)
  • 1992
    • Ray Bradbury Chronicles #2 (Byron Preiss)
  • 1993
    • Batman & Houdini: The Devil's Workshop (DC)
  • 1998
    • Gangland #4 (Vertigo/DC)
  • 2006
    • Cartoon Network Action Pack #1 (DC)
    • Cartoon Network Action Pack #2 (DC)




  1. ^ Retrieved 2007-12-08.
  2. ^ "Ad Campaign Spring/Summer 2009". Archived from the original on 15 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2010-12-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Ad Campaign Spring/Summer 2009, 4 paintings.
  4. ^ "MARK CHIARELLO Laid Off by DC After 26 Years". 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2019-01-24.

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