Ben Schwartz is the comics and graphic novels editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books. He edited the anthology Best American Comics Criticism (Fantagraphics, 2010) and is currently at work on a history of American humor set between the world wars (the first two) for the same publisher. He was Suck.com‘s Bertolt Blecht, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, The Atlantic , Vanity Fair,Lapham’s Quarterly, and semi-regulalry for Bookforum. He is currently on assignment for Vanity Fair. He has also sold several feature screenplays to movie studios, as well for Marvel Comics, Hanna-Barbera, and some embarrassing television. He is currently developing a feature film project with producer Jon Shestack and an animated sitcom with cartoonist Peter Bagge, Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Tim Gibbons, and Rough Draft animation studios. Schwartz writes comedy or about it, comics or about them, and movies or about them. He lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife and son.