Born in Jenkintown, Hawk Krall attended the Pratt Institute, the Brooklyn art school. He dropped out to concentrate on his illustrating work. He lives and works in Philadelphia as comic artist and illustrator, but also as a cook.
He has done illustrations and comics for Art In The Age, Baltimore Citypaper, Bust, Complex, Folio Weekly, Gulaschbaron, Heeb, Hustler, Las Vegas Weekly, Minnesota Monthly, New York Press, Notion, Philadelphia Independent, Philadelphia Weekly, Richie Records, Swindle, Screw, The Stranger, Texas Observer and Typhon. Krall's work has also been seen at venues such as Blackfloor Gallery/Copy Gallery, Honeymilk, Padlock Gallery and Objex Artspace.