Chris Cilla

chris cilla bio

Chris C. Cilla is a cartoonist and screenprinter. His full length book The Heavy Hand was published by Sparkplug Comic Books in 2010. His work has been featured in anthologies such as Kramers Ergot, Barf Water, and Bog Witch. He has been publishing minicomics since 1987, notable titles include The Diplomat, Dripp, Hot Dog Holiday, Putz Rush, and Stun Nuts. Born in Tucson, Arizona, he has since lived in Portland, Oregon and Gwangju, South Korea. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Helsinki, Lucern, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Detroit. He was a member of Portland’s Pony Club gallery and played bass guitar for The Pork Torta.


The Heavy Hand