Shelly Bond is the curator/editor of Black Crown, IDW's creator-owned imprint at the cross street of comics and chaos. See the debut titles Kid Lobotomy, Assassinistas, and Punks Not Dead! Her name appears in over 950 comic books and graphic novels, from Neil Gaiman's award-winning Sandman series to masterworks by Grant Morrison, Bill Willingham, and Michael Allred. Bond lives in Los Angeles with her favorite comics book artist/husband, Philip, and their son, Spencer. She wields red pens and tap shoes with equal aplomb.
This book is a pure joy to read, from the absolute home run introduction by Kelly Sue DeConnick to the explanation of the nine-panel grid by Jim Rigg. Shelly Bond pulls together so many talented creators that it's ridiculous. As much as I wish I could mention them all, there are just too many to be named here. She even writes one of the pages herself. There are not many graphic novels like this, especially ones that are gold from beginning to end. --Fanbase Press