Stan Lee (1922-2018) was an American comic-book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business to become Marvel Comics' primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics industry. The co-creator of numerous fictional characters including Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994.
Gahan Wilson's cartoons have appeared in the New Yorker as well as Weird Tales, Punch and Paris Match. He's written spooky stories of his own that have appeared in Omni and Fantasy and Science Fiction, as well as children's books, including Hairticklers. Gahan Wilson lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
Lewis Black is a playwright, a stand-up comedian, and a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His characteristic rants on the state of the nation have won him much critical praise, including an American Comedy Award, a place on Entertainment Weekly's 50 Funniest People list, and an HBO special.
David Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998 and a staff writer since 1992. His books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire, King of the World: Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, and two collections of his magazine pieces.