Cartoonist Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and more than 1000 of them have appeared in The New Yorker since 1978 (editor David Remnick has called her “the magazine’s only certifiable genius.”) Nine collections have been published of Chast’s work, including the newest,Theories of Everything. Chast recently collaborated with Steve Martin on the children’s book The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z! and last Fall she published What I Hate: From A – Z. Her cartoons have also been published in Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones.
Lisa Brown became a New York Times bestseller by illustrating The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket, to whom she is allegedly married. Her other less-bestselling-but-still-worth-something books include How to Be, Vampire Boy’s Good Night, Baby Mix Me A Drink and, with author Adele Griffin, Picture the Dead, an illustrated ghost story for young folks. She sporadically draws The Three Panel Book Review comic strip for the San Francisco Chronicle.