Charles Kochman is the Editorial Director of Abrams ComicArts. Kochman has edited several hundred books for all age groups, including picture books, retrospectives, definitive monographs, and award-winning graphic novels by Harvey Pekar, derf Backders, and collections with Harry Bliss, George Booth, Robert Crumb, Al Jaffee, Françoise Mouly, Art Spiegelman, and the Topps Company. Kochman is also the editor of #1 bestselling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Previously, Kochman spent twelve years as an editor in DC Comics’ licensed publishing department. Kochman is a member of the National Cartoonists Society and the Society of Illustrators, and is on the board of advisors for the San Diego Comic-Con’s Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing, the Spectrum Art Annual, and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA).