Ben Katchor’s picture-stories appear in Metropolis magazine. His upcoming collection of weekly strips, The Cardboard Valise, will be published by Pantheon Books. His most recent music-theater collaboration with Mark Mulcahy, A Checkroom Romance, was commissioned and workshopped in 2009 at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library and will be performed at Lincoln Center in May 2010. He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and was a fellow at The American Academy in Berlin. He is an Associate Professor at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City.