is a video game designer and producer living in Seattle. The Silence of Our Friends
is based on Long’s childhood experiences with the civil rights movement in suburban Houston, Texas. Jim Demonakos
founded Seattle’s annual Emerald City Comicon, as well as The Comic Stop chain of retail stores. He has written, edited, and promoted a variety of books for different publishers throughout his career. He lives in the Seattle area. Nate Powell
is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Swallow Me Whole
(an LA Times
Book Prize finalist, the 2009 Eisner Award winner for Best Graphic Novel, and an Ignatz Award winner). He is currently working on an illustrated novel for Roaring Brook Press, with author Cecil Castellucci. Nate lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife.