Born: 1971 in Chicago, IL
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Hankiewicz was born in Chicago and now resides in Westmont, Illinois. Biography: Hankiewicz attended Roosevelt University earning a BA in English and obtained a MA in English from Ohio University.
ISBN: 9780974271552 OCLC: 85835223 Sparkplug Comic Books, Portland, OR : ©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 bfody, 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.