Christopher Irving

After a year of teaching high school English, and then two of elementary art, I made the move into copywriting and marketing…all while continuing my research into the history of the American comic book. Over the past fifteen years, I’ve been interviewing comic book creators, new and old, and documenting the history of the comics. I’ve authored four books, with my most recent being Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, which has recently been reviewed or featured in Wired, New York Times, and Publisher’s Weekly.

I’ve also just gotten my Master’s in English from Brooklyn College, and am gearing up for the next step–and next book project.