Xeric-Award winning graphic novelist Neil Kleid authored NINETY CANDLES, a graphic novella about life, death, legacy and comics, as well as BROWNSVILLE and THE BIG KAHN for NBM Publishing. He has written for nearly every publisher in the comic book industry, adapted Jack London’s CALL OF THE WILD into sequentials for Penguin Books/Puffin Graphics, did the opposite for Marvel Comics’ seminal Spider-Man storyline “Kraven’s Last Hunt”, and is co-authoring (with creator-writer Brian Michael Bendis) THE SECRET HISTORY OF DEENA PILGRIM, the first original prose novel set in the universe of Powers, the hit comic/TV show by Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Along with artists Jake Allen and Frank Reynoso, he authors KINGS AND CANVAS, a digital comic book series appearing on Comixology from Monkeybrain Publishing. By day, Neil is the Art Director for the Topps Company’s digital suite of trading card apps. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children, where he roots for the Tigers, grills like a king, writes like a champ.