Chris Gavaler is an associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University. His books includeOn the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa 2015), Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury 2017), and the forthcomingWhat If? Philosophical Thought Experiments of Superhero Comics (Iowa 2019) co-authored with Nathaniel Goldberg and Creating Comics: A Writer's and Illustrator's Craft Guide (Bloomsbury 2020) co-authored with Leigh Ann Beavers. He blogs weekly at thepatronsaintofsuperheroes.wordpress.com.
Charles Forsman and Max de Radiguès' graphic fiction collaboration, Hobo Mom, is successful both in its minimalistic visual approach and its realistic treatment of the emotional dynamics of an estranged but well-intentioned family.