SOPHIE YANOW is an artist and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Contradictions is her first book with Drawn & Quarterly, the webcomic of which won an Eisner Award and was nominated for the Ringo, and Harvey awards. Yanow is also the author of What is a Glacier? and War of Streets and Houses. Her comics have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Fusion, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Nib. She has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and her translation of Dominique Goblet’s Pretending is Lying received the Scott Moncrieff prize for translation from French. Yanow has taught at the Center for Cartoon Studies, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and The Animation Workshop in Denmark.
ALISON BECHDEL created the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, which ran from 1983 to 2008. In 2006, her graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, was named Best Book of the year by Time Magazine. A musical based on Fun Home, written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, won five Tony Awards in 2015, including best musical. Bechdel’s second graphic memoir, Are You My Mother? was named one of Time Magazine’s top ten books of 2012. She has been awarded Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships. She’s currently finishing up a third graphic memoir, The Secret to Superhuman Strength.