Kurt Busiek was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He began writing comics professionally in 1982, selling stories to both DC and Marvel Comics in the same month, both of which appeared the same day. Since then, he's written series and characters ranging from Mickey Mouse to Vampirella, including Aquaman, Spider-Man, Conan, Iron Man, the Avengers, and more. He is best known for his co-creation Astro City, which has garnered numerous industry awards. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Ann, and his two daughters.