My "official" website, richardsala.com, has been down since February 20th, due to some horrific accident at Westhost. It may continue to be down until the end of this week, which is not too big of a deal I know (it badly needs updating, which I would love to do -- but that's a long story, trust me), except that I do get a portion of my mail from that site. So, if you've sent me an email recently and haven't received a reply, that may be the reason. Thank you for your patience!
Above is a recent commission -- Alice's Mad Tea Party.
Some black & white work from the early 1990s. Top to bottom:
"Sherri & The Girls" -- Illustration for a story by the great Josh Alan Friedman (published in an issue of BLAB), 1991.
"Babes On Broadway" -- Another drawing for the same story, same issue of BLAB, 1991.
"Out In The World" -- 1992. Just personal art, which I used for the inside back cover of the paperback version of my book Hypnotic Tales.
"Anxiety Maze" -- 1992. This was also printed in the paperback version of Hypnotic Tales. (Yes, I was working through some issues).
"Night Of The Canary" -- 1993. My love for vintage genre elements had pretty much moved to the foreground by this point. It's my favorite (visual) language... Also, cats and birds, cats and birds, always cats and birds for some reason...
Still wasn't entirely certain about any future doing comics at this point in my life, even though a comic I had self-published a few years earlier led to my "Invisible Hands" on MTV. That was encouraging, but it was only a one time thing. I mainly just liked making pictures. But I also liked writing. And I liked putting them together. So - before I knew it, there were a bunch of graphic novels with my name on them in bookstores...
Richard Sala grew up with a fascination for musty old museums, dusty old libraries, cluttered antique shops, narrow alleyways, hidden truths, double meanings, sinister secrets and spooky old houses. He has written and drawn a number of unusual graphic novels and has provided illustrations for a variety of clients all over the world.
His books include THE HIDDEN, DELPHINE, CAT BURGLAR BLACK, THE BLOODY CARDINAL, VIOLENT GIRLS, VIOLENZIA and Other Deadly Amusements, IN A GLASS GROTESQUELY, PECULIA, MAD NIGHT, THE CHUCKLING WHATSIT, THE GRAVE ROBBER'S DAUGHTER, HYPNOTIC TALES and several more.
If you have questions of any kind feel free to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: This is a blog where I just share images and things I like. I've transferred most of these over from years of posts on Facebook where I also wrote a little bit about each post. I hope to find time to add those descriptions later on, but for now I'm just posting images. To see my art you can look for me on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook or my other blog HERE LIES RICHARD SALA or my tumbler: