Frank Santoro (b. 1972) is the author of Storeyville, Pompeii, and numerous other comic books (all published by PictureBox) and is a columnist for The Comics Journal. He co-founded the comics criticism magazine ComicsComics with Dan Nadel and Timothy Hodler. His comics have been published in Kramers Ergot, Mome, and The Ganzfeld. He has exhibited at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, The Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, and at The Fumetto Festival in Switzerland. He has taught drawing at Parsons School of Design and led workshops at comics festivals around the world. Santoro created a correspondence course for comic book makers that has evolved into a residency program and school which he runs out of his Pittsburgh home. Through his own comics and his school Santoro has consistently applied himself to developing new approaches to creating comics, while simultaneously pushing down barriers separating comics from fine arts and the classical tradition. His work has influenced comics pedagogy and continues to mold and inform the next generation of comickers and cartoonists. His new book, Pittsburgh, will be published by New York Review Comics in 2019.