JIM PASCOE is a writer, designer, and an Emmy Award–winning creative director. He is perhaps best known as the co-founder with Tom Fassbender of UglyTown, the influential crime fiction publishing company that discovered such new voices as Victor Gischler, Sean Doolittle and Brett Battles. In 2013, Akashic published the 15th anniversary edition of the first UglyTown book -- Pascoe & Fassbender's BY THE BALLS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION. Jim Pascoe is also responsible for the packaging design of over 100 DVDs, including Life of Pi, Mad Men, the 2010 Kubrick Collection, and Coraline, which won Best in Show at the Hollywood Reporter’s Key Art Awards. He has written comics and books featuring Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kim Possible, and Hellboy. His graphic novel series UNDERTOWN was serialized in over fifty newspapers worldwide, and his recent crime fiction has appeared in LOS ANGELES NOIR and FLORIDA HEAT WAVE.