Richard Sala

Richard Sala
art by Richard Sala

Richard Sala grew up with a fascination for musty old museums, dusty old libraries, cluttered antique shops, narrow alleyways, hidden truths, double meanings, and late night walks. He is known for an expressionistic style combining elements of horror, mystery, and whimsy. Often compared to figures like Edward Gorey or Gris Grimley, he has collaborated with such luminaries as Art Spiegelman and Lemony Snickett, and has illustrated a rediscovered script written by Jack Kerouac. His illustrations and comics have appeared in RAW, Esquire, and The New York Times.

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Q & A

What’s your favorite book?
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what one piece of media would you take with you?
The Complete Adventures of Tintin by Herge
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
How are you planning to survive the zombie apocalypse?
Very quietly.
What’s your favorite word?
If you suddenly fell into a dimensional vortex and ended up in 1529, what profession would you adopt?
The same one I have now: old fashioned painter.
Black or white?  Cats or dogs?  Apples or oranges?  Robots or vampires?
(Cat Burglar) Black.  Wolves.  (Poison) Apples.  Vampires.
What’s the worst fortune cookie advice you ever got?  Did you take it?
I don’t take advice from something I just ate!

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Cat Burglar Black

Richard Sala
First Second

K. Westree: Teen Cat Burglar When K. Westree arrivse at Bellsong Academy, she thinks she's left her cat-burgling past behind her. But K. soon discovers...

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