Jeff Smith is The New York Times bestselling author/cartoonist of the BONE and RASL graphic novels. BONE won numerous awards around the world, including multiple American Eisners and Harveys, and the French Alph Art. In 2005, Smith's work was chosen to launch Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books. Smith was guest editor of Best American Comics in 2013
Stephen Weiner is an award winning writer about comics and graphic novels. He has been writing about comic art since 1992, and is the most recognized public librarian responsible for promoting graphic novel collections in public libraries. His books include: 100 Graphic Novels for Public Libraries, The 101 Best Graphic Novels, Faster than a Speeding Bullet: the Rise of the Graphic Novel, The 101 Best Graphic Novels: 2nd edition, Faster than a Speeding Bullet: the Rise of the Graphic Novel: 2nd edition and 101 Outstanding Graphic Novels. He is co-writer of The Will Eisner Companion and Hellboy: the Companion. In addition, he is co-editor of the 7 volume series Critical Survey of Graphic Novels. He is the director of the Maynard Public Library in Maynard, MA.