Paul Krassner, born 1932, is an American author,journalist, comedian, editor, and a founding member ofthe Yippies. Krassner was a contributor to early issues of Mad magazine, and is the only person to win awards for both Playboy and the Feminist Party Media Workshop.
Ethan Persoff is an archivist, cartoonist, and sound artist. His website Comics with Problems has brought historically significant comics to 21st century audiences and has been featured on multiple segments of The Rachel Maddow Show, as well as on CSPAN and Air America. It won a SXSW award in 2002. Fantagraphics has published his original comics work.
Born in Philadelphia, R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics and arguably one of the most famous cartoonists in history. His books includenbsp;The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, and many more. He lives in the south of France with his wife, the artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.
Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega—game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft.
In this graphic novel,New York Times–bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.