Denis Kitchen is a pioneering underground cartoonist, writer, editor, and publisher (Kitchen Sink Press). His partnership, Kitchen, Lind & Assoc., represents the Harvey Kurtzman estate, providing unprecedented access for this book. Paul Buhle is a senior lecturer in the American Civilization and History departments at Brown University, and a distinguished scholar of the Organization of American History and the American Studies Association. Harry Shearer is a comic personality and multiple hyphenate: author, director, satirist, musician, radio host, playwright, multi-media artist and record label owner. He is a voice actor on The Simpsons, was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and has appeared on screen in The Right Stuff, This is Spinal Tap, The Truman Show, A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration.