By Noah Van Sciver
Noah Van Sciver was born in 1984 in New Jersey. He first came to readers’ attention with his comic book series Blammo, which earned him an Ignatz award nomination in 2010. His work has appeared in the Denver alt-weekly Westword, Mad Magazine, and multiple graphic anthologies including Mome and The Best American comics 2011. His first book, The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln, from Fantagraphics books is a graphic portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s early years and struggles with depression in Springfield, Illinois.