Michael Sangiacomo has been a reporter for newspapers around Philadelphia, Chicago and Cleveland for more than 40 years. Until his retirement in 2019, he was a reporter at the Cleveland Plain Dealer where he held numerous jobs over the years including statewide reporter, aviation reporter and most recently, immigration reporter. He has taught journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia and Columbia College in Chicago. For 10 years, ending in 2018, he taught a history of comics class at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He wrote a nationally syndicated column on comic books from 1993 to 2019 for Advance Publications. He is the author of several graphic novels including PHANTOM JACK and the award-winning TALES OF THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN. His latest work is a horror novel called CHALK.