Ben Katchor's comc-strips include Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, Hotel & Farm, The Jew of New York, The Cardboard Valise, and Shoehorn Technique. He produces a monthly strip for Metropolis magazine. His latest book, Hand-Drying in America and other stories (Pantheon) was published in 2013. He's collaborated with composer Mark Mulcahy on six music-theater shows, most recently Up From the Stacks (2011) set in the New York Public Library and 42nd Street, circa 1970. He was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. He is an Associate Professor at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City.