Tom De Haven is the author of 18 books, including the Funny Papers Trilogy (Funny Papers, Derby Dugan’s Depression Funnies, Dugan Under Ground), the King’s Tramp Trilogy (Walker of Worlds, The End-of-Everything Man, The Last Human), Freaks’ Amour, Jersey Luck, Sunburn Lake and It’s Superman! His most recent works, Richmond Noir (co-edited with Andrew Blossom and Brian Castleberry) and Our Hero: Superman on Earth were published in early 2010. The graphic novel version of Freaks' Amour will be released by Dark Horse Comics in May 2013. Since 1990 De Haven has taught in the MFA creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a co-founder of the VCU-Cabell First Novelist Award, now in its twelfth year, and lectures and writes frequently on American cartoonists and comic strips.