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Richard Sala

Richard Sala grew up with a fascination for musty old museums, dusty old libraries, cluttered antique shops, narrow alleyways, hidden truths, double meanings, sinister secrets and spooky old houses. He wrote and drew a number of unusual graphic novels (including The Chuckling Whatsit, Mad Night, and Delphine) which combined elements of classic mystery and horror stories and which have been known to cause readers to emit chuckles as well as gasps. Although most of his books were written with teens and older readers in mind, his book Cat Burglar Black can be enjoyed by younger readers as well. He also collaborated with Lemony Snicket and Art Spiegelman, and his illustrations and artwork won awards and were published all over the world.