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Bill Kartalopoulos is a Brooklyn-based comics critic, educator, curator and editor. He is the Series Editor for the Best American Comics series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He currently teaches Comics History in the MFA Visual Narrative program at SVA and has developed and taught courses on the graphic novel, comics history, and the history of Illustration at Parsons the New School for Design. He has written about comics for venues including Publishers WeeklyPrint Magazine, the Huffington Post, the Brooklyn RailWorld Literature TodayAmerican Book ReviewCollection RevueKaboomArtenol, and others. Fresh off the success of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast picks the best graphic pieces of the year in The Best American Comics 2016 (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt). It showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors and highlights both fiction and nonfiction from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics, and the Web to make a collection that is “full of varied, provocative feats of cartooning.” (The Comics Journal)