Lynd Ward was born in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of six novels in woodcuts and three picture books for children, and the illustrator of some two hundred other books. Storyteller Without Words, an autobiographical monograph on his work in wood engraving, was published in 1974. He died in 1985. Art Spiegelman, volume editor, is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic memoir Maus: A Survivor's Tale and Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!, among many other works.