Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1995.
Nick Galifianakis is an American cartoonist whose work is nationally recognized alongside the must-read advice column by Carolyn Hax. The column appears in nearly two hundred newspapers and is one of the most popular features on washingtonpost.com. It also was named by Time magazine as America's best advice column. Contributing a foreword is Zach Galifianakis, the author's first cousin and the runaway star of The Hangover and Due Date. Nick resides in the Washington, D.C., area with his canine alter ego, ZuZu.
Chris Sparks is a lifelong fan of the comic medium and the driving force and editor behind Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's, a book nominated for Eisner and Harvey awards. Sparks won the 2013 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his work on the Team Cul de Sac project which raises money for the Michael J Fox Foundation. He co-owns Sparking Design, a print and website development company in Asheville, NC.