Ivan Brunetti lives and works in Chicago as a teacher, illustrator, and cartoonist, usually in that order. He is the author of Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice and Aesthetics: A Memoir, as well as the editor of both volumes of An Anthology of of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories (all from Yale University Press). His most recent books are Wordplay, 3X4, and Comics: Easy as ABC! (all from Toon Books). His drawings occasionally appear in the New Yorker magazine, among other publications.