T. Edward Bak was born in Denver, Colorado in 1970. He wrote and drew the comic strip Service Industry for three years in the Athens newspaper Flagpole. Bak’s comics have been published by Bodega Distribution and Sparkplug Comic Books, and he has contributed to anthologies such as Project: Romantic (AdHouse Books), Studygroup 12, Drawn & Quarterly Showcase and Houghton-Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2008. His newest book, Island of Memory, was released by Floating World Comics. Bak was a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008-09.