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BA, with honors, Washington University; Oxford University; Hebrew University


Author, Art Out of Time: Unknown Comic Visionaries, 1900–1969. Editor, Gary Panter, We All Die Alone; Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940-1980. Co-author, Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art; Cheap Laffs: The Art of the Novelty Item. Co-editor, The Comics Journal, Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes; The Wilco Book. Co-creator: The Ganzfeld


The Wilco Book; Overspray: Riding High with the Kings of California Airbrush Art; For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis


The Education of a Cartoonist; Raw Boiled and Cooked: Comics on the Verge; The Education of a Design Entrepreneur; Wunderground: Providence 1995 to the Present; The Best American Comics Criticism of the 21st Century. Essays and criticism for: Washington Post; Frieze; Bookforum. Other publications include: The Economist; Eye; Graphis; Metropolis; Print; Step; I.D.; The New York Times; Artforum; Voice: AIGA Journal of Design; Comics Reporter

Curatorial work includes

“Karl Wirsum: Drawings 1967-1970,” Derek Eller Gallery; “The House that Jack Built,” Fumetto Comix Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland; “Sounds and Pauses: The Comics of David Mazzucchelli,” Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art; “PictureBox,” Fumetto Comix Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland; “Macronauts,” Athens Biennale; “New York Now,” Watarium Museum, Tokyo; “Melissa Brown & Mat Brinkman,” M +B Gallery, Los Angeles; “Pictures From the Psychedelic Swamp: Gary Panter 1972-2000,” Clementine Gallery; “Glasses Are Free,” Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago; “Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1973-1977” PRISM, Los Angeles; “Eastern European Illustration in The New York Times,” School of Visual Arts

Awards and honors include

Best Historical Presentation, Harvey Award; Grammy Award; National Endowment for the Arts

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