The Death of Black Mane
Michael LaRiccia received a BFA in printmaking from the University of Massachusetts in 2001 and an MFA in printmaking from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2005. In March of 2005 he was awarded a Xeric grant to self-publish his somewhat autobiographical graphic novel 'Black Mane'. Since the publication of 'Black Mane' LaRiccia has been involved with several anthologies and has self-published 'The Death of Black Mane and the Feared Self', 'Satori', 'DISCO' and 'Too Fast'.
A full time graphic designer, LaRiccia periodically teaches cartooning for children and exhibits at alternative comics conferences throughout the USA.