Rich Tommaso grew up in Englewood, NJ. He got his start in comics with his 3 issue mini series, Cannibal Porn, published by Eros Comics in 1993. Since then, he has penned over a dozen original comics and graphic novels, working for various publishers including: Fantagraphics Books, Dark Horse Comics, Top Shelf Productions, Chronicle Books, Hyperion Books For Children, Boom!town and Alternative Comics. Perhaps his best known works are Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow (2007), a collaboration with writer James Sturm, and The Cavalier Mr. Thompson (2012). He currently works on his original comic series, She Wolf.
He resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his girlfriend, Amy and their two cats, Maggie and Hopey.