Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Hankiewicz  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1971 in Chicago, IL

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Illinois Connection

Hankiewicz was born in Chicago and now resides in Westmont, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hankiewicz attended Roosevelt University earning a BA in English and obtained a MA in English from Ohio University.


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Titles At Your Library

Asthma
ISBN: 0974271551

Sparkplug Books. 2006

Asthma is a collection of recent comics by John Hankiewicz. From story to story, even page to page, the book mixes a startling range of graphic and narrative styles to form a dreamlike whole.

“Amateur Comics” creates a wordless lyric of body, chairs, and space. “Martha Gregory” delves into the rhyming psyches of a young woman and an old man. “Jazz” charts a single day through the lens of the unconscious. Also included are the visually abstract “The Kimball House,” the autobiographical “Westmont Is Next,” the elliptically humorous “Dance” (printed in black and red), and several other ineffable pieces.

At once perplexing and moving, disturbing and playful, Asthma explores the formal and emotional reaches of the comics medium.