A must-have collection for comics fans and creators everywhere, packed with interviews and original comics by today’s foremost graphic novelists. Powerful influences from manga to the movies to underground comix have influenced the thirteen artists and writers interviewed in these pages to create their own word-and-picture narratives. Here are their moving, funny, inspirational stories: true tales from the crucible of creative struggles that led each to become a master of one of today’s most vibrant art forms. The book also contains an original graphic short on the common theme of "the city" from each of the artists. Featuring interviews with: Kazu Kibuishi, Hope Larson, Matt Phelan, Dave Roman, and Gene Luen Yang.