Daniel Wallace, Author: Daniel Wallace is the author or coauthor of more than fifty books, including The Jedi Path, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, The World According to Spider-Man, Warcraft: Behind the Dark Portal, Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, and The New York Times best-selling Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters. His specialty is exploring the underpinnings of popular fictional universes.
Phil Jimenez, Cover Illustrator: Phil Jimenez (FB & Twitter: @Philjimeneznyc) is a Wizard, Diamond, and Inkpot Award-winning writer and artist who has worked for DC and Marvel Comics for the past two decades. Best known for his work on New X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Wonder Woman, Infinite Crisis, Otherworld, The Amazing Spider-Man, and most recently, the Fables spin-off Fairest, Jimenez has also worked in film (Spider-Man), television (Heroes), and print media (TV Guide, Elle). He has created large-scale artworks for schools and museums, including Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry; has lectured at universities and the Library of Congress on the topic of identity and diversity in entertainment; and has mentored young designers at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Considered the most prominent gay creator in mainstream comics (Entertainment Weekly, Out), Jimenez also teaches life drawing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Kevin Smith, Foreword Contributor: Kevin Smith (@ThatKevinSmith) is the fat guy who got thrown off the plane. He also made Clerks once. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.