Cartoonist and writer Jessica Abel is the author of Growing Gills, Out on the Wire, La Perdida, Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars, and two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics. She is Chair of the Illustration Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and lives with her family in Philadelphia.
Matt Madden (NYC 1968) is a cartoonist, teacher, and translator. His work includes 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, his comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau's Exercises in Style, as well as two comics textbooks written in collaboration with his wife, Jessica Abel. His recent work includes Drawn Onward (Retrofit) and the drawing series "20 Lines."