Bill Kartalopoulos is a Brooklyn-based comics critic, educator, curator and editor. He is the Series Editor for the Best American Comics series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He currently teaches Comics History in the MFA Visual Narrative program at SVA, and has developed and taught courses on the graphic novel, comics history, and the history of Illustration at Parsons The New School for Design. A frequent public speaker and event organizer, Kartalopoulos is widely recognizing for raising the level of discourse at public events dedicated to comics. He is the programming director for the MoCCA Arts Festival, the programming coordinator for SPX: The Small Press Expo, and co-founded the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, which ran for four years before concluding in 2012. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee for the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF). Kartalopoulos is the publisher/editor of the small, occasional avant-garde comics publishing imprint Rebus Books, and previously published the comics newsblog EGON and edited Indy Magazine, which was the first online publication to be nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards.