Chris Knowles, Author: Chris Knowles is the author of the Eagle Award-winning Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes. He is also a contributing writer to Classic Rock and an associate editor on the five-time Eisner Award-winning magazine Comic Book Artist. He lives with his family in New Jersey.
Matt Hurwitz, Author: Matt Hurwitz is a prolific entertainment journalist, having written for Daily Variety, the Washington Post, the Hollywood Reporter, Videography, the Los Angeles Times, American Cinematographer, Wired, and Fade In. A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Hurwitz currently lives in Los Angeles.
Ramin Zahed, Author: Ramin Zahed is the Editor-in-Chief of Animation Magazine. He has been covering the animation and visual effects world for over 20 years. His articles have also appeared in Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times and Emmy Magazine. He is the author of numerous books on animation, including The Art of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Art of The Little Prince, The Art of Captain Underpants and The Art of Rise of the Guardians.
Chris Carter, Foreword Contributor: Chris Carter is the creator and executive producer of The X-Files, a concept he developed as synthesis of urban myths, conspiracy theory, and stories of extraterrestrial abduction. The X-Files remained a hit primetime evening show from 1993 to 2002, inspiring two movies, video games, and multiple network spin-offs.
Frank Spotnitz, Introduction: Frank Spotnitz is a television writer and producer and Chief Executive of Big Light Productions Ltd. Frank is best known for his work on The X-Files television series and for creating the Amazon drama series The Man in the High Castle.
JJ Abrams, Preface: Jeffrey Jacob Abrams is an acclaimed director, producer, writer, and composer. He is best known for his work on blockbuster movies and television shows such as Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Lost.